Eggciting News!

My little hens are laying!

pullet and regular eggs

big, pullet, big, pullet, pullet, and big eggs

They’re laying little eggs, but they will be larger by next spring.  Then I’ll have so many eggs I won’t know what to do with them all.

Phoenix or Not

When I ordered the new chicks that arrived in May, I just let the hatchery pick the kinds I got, as long as they were pullets (hens).  I did, however, choose some phoenix hens.  I think they are very pretty and lively little birds.

Phoenix hen

I also have always loved my phoenix roosters, and since I had no roosters, I ordered two phoenix roosters.

Phoenix hen and rooster

Phoenix hen and what is that rooster?

Both boys look like this.  That does not look like a phoenix to me.

Rooster

I guess as long as they are healthy and stay friendly, I’ll make do.

Rooster

I’m really enjoying the teenage boys learning that they can crow.

Sharing with The Good. The Random. The Fun. and Ruby Tuesday Too.

Chicken Fried

When the song for Song-ography is Chicken Fried by Zach Brown Band, you know I’ve just got to share my chickens!  The little ones are growing.

Chicks

Many are getting nearly fully feathered.

chicks

chick

This one is obviously in an awkward stage.

Chick

Someday, they’ll be as big as this one.

Hen roosting

They already like to roost like her.

Chicks roosting

Some of them have figured out how to escape from the pen.  That’s okay.  As long as most of them are in the pen, they don’t go too far.  I just don’t want them going outside and finding their way out of the big pen.  They would most likely not survive.

Chick

Sneaking back into the pen.

Chick Sneaking under fence

It will still be a while before I get any eggs from the little girls, but my twelve big hens are giving me fifteen eggs every two days.  I’ll have lots of eggs to sell once all thirty-five(ish) little ones start laying too.

Nesting hens

Here’s Honey because I do still adore my kitchen chicken even if she’s moved back out to the coop.

Honey

Honey

She’s definitely my favorite (but don’t tell the others).

I’m also sharing at Bird d’Pot, Saturday’s Critters and SOOC Sunday (all photos).

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