Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Chickens

I have always thought it was SO COOL how people have free-range chickens just walking around their yard; and I have always wanted that for myself!

Well, this is the first year that I have had the opportunity and the space to have my own "flock" of birds.  I have been so thrilled with them; they are awesome to watch and its amazing how they have their own personalities and habits.

We've had our birds since April of this year and we started out with 6 Red Sex-link chickens and 6 Buff Orpington chickens.
Little Miss J with one of our little Buff Orpingtons.

Red Sex-links laying
When we got our chickens I knew I would need to provide them with some sort of nesting box; luckily I had some time to figure out what I needed and wanted.  Through research I discovered that I could just use plastic dish pans.  I when to the local dollar store and bought 12 of these and we used one screw through the bottom to attach them to the nesting shelf so that they don't push them off.  They work great, they are easy to clean out and its easy to see into them.  The girls seem happy and they tend to like the same box on the same day and sometimes for a week or two.
One of our ladies has been laying giant eggs.  Here is a giant
next to a normal sized egg.

And this is what we find when we crack open one of those
giant eggs ... two yolks!

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