@nancypo frozen eggs will crack and some of the cracks will be so small we can not see them with the naked eye. That can let in bacteria. But as RonP reported above, if you keep them frozen and thaw in the fridge they should be safe, but the yolk texture will be different.
Beautiful photos. I also enjoyed reading your meditations on chickens etc. I fancy myself a Jane Goodall of chickens of sorts. I think we are quite fortunate to have chickens help us see the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Swans are not particularly friendly, but mostly they get out of my way except for our Sidney Swan during nesting season. Fortunately swans are not very fast on land. But we do need to contend with Sidney when it is time to pinion the cygnets.
Thank you, we got the feeder at a pet supply place on line (I will have to double check which one.) We had a plastic one before from Tractor Supply, but the squirrels chewed through it. Every now and then a squirrel gets trapped in the metal one.
Go to my favorite thread if you have a "smart chicken" story to share:
Our home came with chickens
A few years ago my husband and I moved to Michigan and bought a home that was for the birds. I mean the...
Go to my favorite thread if you have a "smart chicken" story to share: www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=549678&p=1
If you want to read a funny and touching book get Enlsaved by Ducks go to http://www.bobtarte.com/index.html
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