Monday, April 28, 2008

something in the water?

now it's Gimpy's turn

It was Gimpy's turn to lay a huge egg today. Now it isn't as large as the one Naomi laid last week, but above average for sure. Must be something in the water . . .

Friday, April 25, 2008

double yolker

double yolker

Well, it was a double yolker. Two full size yolks instead of the smaller yolks in a usual double yolk egg. Hannah asked, so I made her a one egg omelet.

one egg omlett

Thursday, April 24, 2008

ouch!

ouch!

On the right is one of Naomi's regular eggs, equal to about an extra-large or jumbo store egg. On the left is the one she laid today. It's at least a double yoker, and I wouldn't be surprised if it were a triple.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

peek-a-duck*

Yesterday morning this is what greeted me when I walked into the dining room. Aren't they adorable?

video

*thanks, jen, for the post title.
** not sure why the video didn't work the first time, sorry 'bout that.

Friday, April 11, 2008

two weeks

The babies are two weeks old now.

Danish Brown Leghorns
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Marans
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Chanteclers
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Salmon Faverolles
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

look at all the babies

This is who we ordered our chicks from . . .


Monday, April 7, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

5 toes!


5 toes!
Originally uploaded by SewCrafty

Here is a picture of the foot of one of the Salmon Faverolles. They are one of just a couple of breeds that have five toes, a result of Dorkings being used to develop the breed.

Faverolles are listed as critical on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's Conservation Priority List, if I had more land I would be tempted to keep a breeding flock, very tempted.