Articles from Amethyste

We got our little ones on 22 July 2009 from My Pet Chicken. They hatched that prior Monday, 20 July 2009. We had 9 little ones...2 Plymouth Rocks, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Black Australorps, and 3 Easter Eggers, all hopefully pullets. We had 2 Easter Eggers left from our prior flock...and Esther desperately wanted to be a mommy :( She has been broody for a good while now... and seems to be more frequent no matter what we tried. So, we decided that since we were planning to get more chicks...
Happy Birthday Chicklettes! Monday, 27 July 2009 they were a week old! Apparently, as a pressie, Momma Esther decided that it would be a lovely day to go outside for the first time into the run. This was also the week that here in the Pacific NW we had record breaking heat come thru :( In fact, here at the house we registered 104 degrees F on the hottest day! It was horrible! So, everyone got watermelon to keep them hydrated and cooled off some. I know I shouldn't really give the little...
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