Sneaky Snake

Last week, I was casually checking eggs and freshening up the water when I saw him.  Black, with a pretty pattern, small, glossy eyes and a red tongue.  He saw me too.  And he left, after participating in a stare-off with me.  I guess I won, since he left first.  I told Addie about him,…

Everyone Laid An Egg

I don’t think this has ever happened to me.  Today, when Addie and I went to collect the eggs, we noticed there were more than usual.  A LOT more.  Lo and behold we began to count….1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, …….12, 13, 14, 15………21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28!  Every single, chicken…

Bird Babies

A few weeks back Addie came to me with an announcement.  “There is a bird’s nest in my fort!”  This was followed by a similar exclamation of “There are THREE eggs!”  Then there were 5 eggs and 2 days ago Addie came back into the house, breathless, gasping “There are BIRDS and they are doing…

The Nesting Box

Passing by the coop recently I saw some gals in the boxes performing their daily egg duties. The first hen attempted to hide behind some wisps of hay. “If I can’t see her then she can’t see me” The second hen chose the ‘pretend the lady with the camera doesn’t exist’ approach. Maybe.  Its hard…

About Time

Ladies and Gentlemen (I love that word by the way ‘gentlemen’)…..Ladies and Gentlemen!  It has taken 6 months but I am happy to announce the girls are in full swing!  Now, who would like an omelet? Have a great weekend y’all!