Birds

4 Apr

Free-range hen is back out enjoying her freedom.  I don’t know why she’s the only one that goes out.  I’m good with it as long as she stays out of the yard and goes back in before dark. The goose seem jealous though.

I try to keep the geese happy with a clean pool; although you can’t tell that here.

The girls are also laying eggs now, and I’m going to let them try to hatch a batch.  If they can raise a batch, I’ll probably let them back out to free range again (as long as the coyotes stay away).

goose nest

The peacocks are starting to dance and show off their tail feathers.

My chickens are entering their third year of laying eggs.

I figured they’d cut down on their numbers, but right now I’m averaging between four and seven eggs a day from seven hens.  Not bad.

Nugget leading the girls outside

I’m pretty sure though that they will not give me that many next year, so this happened.

When I went to town for more feed, I brought home five Cinnamon Queen hens.

I decided to get them now because I won’t get many eggs from these girls until fall, but they’ll be ready to give me lots of nice big brown eggs next spring.

There is nothing better than the sound of chicks talking.

5 Responses to “Birds”

  1. janicead at 4:25 pm #

    That last photo is excellent!

  2. Jeanne at 6:23 pm #

    Those babies are beautiful! I hope they do well. The free range hen is beautiful, too. I’m glad you were able to get the new chicks.

    • Teresa at 6:31 pm #

      I was thinking about it earlier, but then Mama had the stroke and didn’t think she would want company anymore. I am glad they still had chicks when I went for feed.

  3. Eileen Wise at 6:36 am #

    Hello, love all your cute birds. The geese are cute and the chicks are adorable. Beautiful male peacock. Eggs are one of the items that are sold out in our food stores. Take care, wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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