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Looks like the shortest day of the year is the 21st, so we should be seeing more sunshine soon! Yay!  I wish I could predict the sun's patterns for my property, so I can plan my garden bed placement better.  Any idea how to tell where the strongest light will be in the summer months? Anybody?  I think I know where the best placement will be, but I want to make sure before I build raised beds and start moving all that soil!  Speaking of which, will have to find some cheap soil too...  So much to do!  It's wonderful!

The shortest day is the winter solstice, 12/21, but the sunrises are happening later each day all the way into January, whereas the sunsets have already peaked at their earliest and are actually already happening later now that they were next week. Here is the website I use to track this: http://sunrise-sunset.org

 

So even though the days are still getting shorter for the next week, the time I have until sunset is getting a few seconds longer each day now.

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

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Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

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A few random chicken pics. Rusty Shackleford in the first two pictures.









The chickens and turkeys all like to sit under and around this bush. Hopefully in the spring and summer they will find a new spot. Otherwise, this will get stinky and sticky quickly! tongue.png


They're all looking great! I wouldn't worry too much about the bush...They're fertilizing it for you wink.png
Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs View Post

A few random chicken pics. Rusty Shackleford in the first two pictures.









The chickens and turkeys all like to sit under and around this bush. Hopefully in the spring and summer they will find a new spot. Otherwise, this will get stinky and sticky quickly! tongue.png

 

They're all looking great! I wouldn't worry too much about the bush...They're fertilizing it for you wink.png

Thanks! Not worried about the bush, concerned for my barefeet stepping off the deck in the spring.  :sick Haha! 

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Thanks! Not worried about the bush, concerned for my barefeet stepping off the deck in the spring.  sickbyc.gif Haha! 

Haha gotcha wink.png
Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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Originally Posted by dheltzel View Post
 

The shortest day is the winter solstice, 12/21, but the sunrises are happening later each day all the way into January, whereas the sunsets have already peaked at their earliest and are actually already happening later now that they were next week. Here is the website I use to track this: http://sunrise-sunset.org

 

So even though the days are still getting shorter for the next week, the time I have until sunset is getting a few seconds longer each day now.

Interesting! I never knew the sunrise and sunset change that way. It's good to know. :thumbsup 

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Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs View Post

A few random chicken pics. Rusty Shackleford in the first two pictures.









The chickens and turkeys all like to sit under and around this bush. Hopefully in the spring and summer they will find a new spot. Otherwise, this will get stinky and sticky quickly! tongue.png

wow, hope Rusty's younger brother ends up like him....he was black/white bared when I gave him to you......

I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs,,,babies: x1CCL(pullet), x2 bk americunas, x1 silkie
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I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs,,,babies: x1CCL(pullet), x2 bk americunas, x1 silkie
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He should. This is Rusty when I first got him, he's in the middle.

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Could of been a deer, they like chicken feed left out in an open run. :somad

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Kie4:

I'd hazard a guess that was a fox....not many critters can jump a 6' fence....

It's got us worried that we've been "discovered". No more leaving leftovers in the coop overnight. We'll keep them and hand them out during the day instead.

No eggs today after experiencing the rush of our first blue egg on Sunday, then a Buff Orpington egg on Monday and Tuesday. Our BCM made an enormous amount of noise in one of the nesting boxes this morning then emerged without laying. Our Super Blue Egg Layer and Buff Orp are so quiet when they lay in comparison to this Marans. She really lets the whole area know something is going on in cloaca-ville!

We have 18 supermarket eggs left in the fridge and 2 BO eggs on the counter. Not sure if this is going to. E the last bought box of eggs or not. We might have to rely on "Big Egg" a little bit longer.

Do you guys save up a buffer of eggs to eat during non-Winter / non-moulting periods? Or do you take the walk of shame back to the supermarket and resign yourselves to handing over hard earned cash to "Big Egg" in times of egg-drought?

Buff Orpington | New Hampshire Red | Ayam Cemani | Crested Cream Legbar | Silver Welbar | Blue Orpington | Araucana | Ameraucana | White Minorca | Blue Laced Red Wyandotte | Super Blue Egg Layer and BCMs taken by a hawk
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Buff Orpington | New Hampshire Red | Ayam Cemani | Crested Cream Legbar | Silver Welbar | Blue Orpington | Araucana | Ameraucana | White Minorca | Blue Laced Red Wyandotte | Super Blue Egg Layer and BCMs taken by a hawk
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oh wow $150 is a lot of money to pay for some eggs! https://www.ebay.com/itm/252682281504
Buff Orpington | New Hampshire Red | Ayam Cemani | Crested Cream Legbar | Silver Welbar | Blue Orpington | Araucana | Ameraucana | White Minorca | Blue Laced Red Wyandotte | Super Blue Egg Layer and BCMs taken by a hawk
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Buff Orpington | New Hampshire Red | Ayam Cemani | Crested Cream Legbar | Silver Welbar | Blue Orpington | Araucana | Ameraucana | White Minorca | Blue Laced Red Wyandotte | Super Blue Egg Layer and BCMs taken by a hawk
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