Thursday, March 10, 2016

The feral beast's kryptonite

 This is Twelve. Isn't she beautiful? She's also mean – very, very mean.
She's the main reason that Johnny is afraid of chickens.


 Given all the hunting he does for her, you'd think she'd show 
a little gratitude with her attitude.



At least all the extra protein the girls are getting from Johnny's nightly haul is paying off.
I'm collecting four or five eggs every day.
I wish you lived nearby so I could share this bounty. 
 


Easter's coming. We're ready.



20 comments:

  1. Few things are as beautiful as a naturally colored batch of eggs. Who is laying the dark brown? Do you have a Welsummer or a Marans?

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    1. Eleven is a Welsummer. Sometimes her eggs come with tiny brown freckles, sometimes not.

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  2. Anne Boleyn3/10/16, 5:34 AM

    Bitchy chicken. Gorgeous eggs.

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  3. She is absolutely gorgeous. And mean, you say? Well, your mean chickens lay such beautiful eggs, I'd just hate to crack them. That looks like quite a few eggs you have there. Do you ever run into a problem with using them before they expire? I just had to google to find out that egg whites can be frozen. Yokes are a little different. So a big thank you to you and Miss Twelve for teaching me something this morning.

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    1. I haven't tried freezing them yet but may soon be reaching that point. For now, I'm giving away what I cannot use to anyone who happens by.

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  4. Is Twelve a Welsummer?

    While shopping the online chicken catologue I became enamored with Wyandottes (silver laced, gold laced and red blue laced). For the most part they have been a combination of mean, petty and/or not-too-bright. The other residents of the farmette give them a wide berth. My New Hampshire Reds and Buff Orpingtons - plain to look at - are sweet, easy to get along with and way more focused on their jobs.

    Pretty is as pretty does... ;D

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    1. Twelve and Ten are Americaunas, Eleven is a Welsummer.

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  5. Ooo, she's a big beautiful bird! Those are some gorgeous eggs. Poor JCC not getting any love from the ladies.

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  6. What fearsome beasts your chickens! Johnny is smart to stay away. Beautiful eggs. No food coloring needed.

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  7. Beautiful eggs! Love the natural colors, so much better than coloring them. ( nice basket, too)
    Who'd a thunk it? They seemed so timid and now you have a meanie.
    Ethel

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  8. Northern AB gal3/10/16, 7:04 AM

    Nice paint job on Twelve, seems only fitting that she produces beautiful eggs as well. Does personality follow breed or is it more an individual thing?

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    1. I don't know - guess I'll just have to keep getting more to figure it out.

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  9. Those are some beautiful eggs!

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  10. Beautiful! I miss having hens. They're so full of personality. We had a mean one too, and she kind of looked like Twelve but she was a mixed breed.

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  11. Those eggs are lovely! I miss raising my Ameraucana's The best breed for cuddle chickens are Buff Orpington. My goodness they loved to be held and cuddled like puppies. Have a wonderful Thursday.

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  12. and the good news is your eggs don't need to be colored. wow on the basket of eggs. she does look mean

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  13. An American in Tokyo3/10/16, 4:54 PM

    All the different colored eggshells are so beautiful!
    Do you notice any difference in the yolk or flavor between the varieties?

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    1. They all taste the same. Some yolks are a little bit darker/more orange than others. I think that's a result of what they've been eating.

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  14. Boil those eggs peel them and have an egg hunt for the guys. I think it would be fun and something different. The chickens would like them too.

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  15. Love that colourful handful of eggs! I do love my brown eggs, but maybe I need a few different breeds of chook here too!

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