Articles from saucywomyn

March 19, 2011 Well, we're starting week 3, so far I'm loving this chicken thing! Quick backstory: Our neighbors had to suddenly move to the coast, and we offered to take their 11 hens and one roo. They're somewhat cross-bred from Ameraucana and Orpingtons. One has yellow feet and barred feathers. Their eggs are all colors (except white!), mostly olive and light green, occasionally slate, cream or light blue, and sometimes pink! We bought an old 14' travel trailer for $175 and gutted...
Well, we only got two chicks out of 7 eggs. Lots of trouble with the other hens laying in the broody nest. So we had some half-developed egg mishaps. Next time I'm just throwing out any questionable eggs. So we got our two babies, Pip, and Zip. They were born on June 8 and 10. Pip appears to have a crossed beak, but s/he is almost as big as Zip, and Mamma hen is doing such a great job of breaking up food for them both, I think it will be okay. Will try to upload pics.
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