New news about the meep meeps:

A murder mystery.

Counting chickens.

Guinea Fowl

Why did the chicken cross the road? 

New coop

The flock has spoken

 

Recent pictures:

In the beginning:

We started with 6 chicks and within hours had 24- it is amazing how they multiply.  This multiplication was not achieved through breeding, rather it happened when I went to the feed store in town to get shavings and came back with 18 more chicks.

Hey, chicks happen.

Since then it has been quite the adventure!  We have had one chicken massacre when family of raccoons killed 19 of the little ladies.  So back to the feed store to get a new coop and more chicks.  We are currently up to 19: chickens 15 hens and 4 roosters. We have 6 different types of chickens:

Barred rocks are one of the original breeds brought by settlers of the new world.
Barred rocks are one of the original breeds brought by settlers of the New World.
Ameraucana a mutt breed that is sometimes referred to as 'painted egg layers'  because of their colorful eggs.
Ameraucana: a mutt breed that is sometimes referred to as ‘painted egg layers’ because of their colorful eggs.
Araucanas, with are like the  Ameraucana but should have a beard of feathers. they also lay colored eggs.
Araucanas, with are like the Ameraucana, but should have a beard of feathers. They also lay colored eggs.
Silver Laced Wyandotte
Silver Laced Wyandotte
reds and buffs
Here you can see Trouble, our Rhode Island Red rooster and Turbo, our Buff Orpington.
pretty boy1
Here is the aptly named Pretty Boy, one of the Ameraucanas. I hope to make him the stud come spring as I love the colorful feathers of the breed and the eggs are beautiful!

After impatiently waiting the six months it can take a pullet (young chicken under 1 yr) to mature to laying age, we were rewarded with a rainbow of eggs!

Here is a few days worth eggs in the various colors.  Some colors are not shown here, they have been used for crafts :)
Here is a few days’ worth eggs in the various colors. Some colors are not shown here- they have been used for crafts 🙂
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