Blue Sky Farm

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November 7, 2010

My 5 Happy "Girls"

I haven't posted pictures for awhile of the ":girls" so here they are on this wet, cold Sunday morning , they are busy eating the goodies from the early morning rain.  A Breakfast  menu of worms and a hand full of corn scratch. Their coop is nice and warm, full of fresh straw and feed, but here they are outside doing what they do best. I think they are happy. They didn't notice the clocks were changed back an hour but maybe they did. They have not wandered far from the yard, . Today they only left me one egg..which one contributed to our supply I do not know...but it is appreciated. ( this afternoon someone may drop another).  The production has slowed a bit.. 3 pretty eggs yesterday, a sure sign of the weather changing here at Blue Sky Farm. We have added a warming light and heater for their inside water container...a few extra greens and leftover spaghetti noodles (that's another of their favorite treats) so they will continue to be happy don't you think?


Verde Farm said...

They are so pretty!! Spaghetti noodles?? I keep learning new things chickens love--I've never done that before--just plain ones?

Debby said...

Do they think the spaghetti noodles are really long wormies. The girls look nice and plump.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that weather changes made a difference in egg production. I love learning new tidbits. Leftover spaghetti - who knew?

Blue Sky Farm said...

Debby.. Yep.. thats what I think... & they sure love it.. as well as cooked rice.. I give them occasionally a warm treat like rice & spaghetti & oatmeal left from breakfast. I think it helps them stay warm through the cold days & nights.. I could be silly in that thought but "It works for me"

mtnchild said...

Your girls do look happy! I also have 5, but only two are laying; I can tell by the colors. My 2 Aroucana's are too old and will hit the stew pot soon. I will get 2-3 more pullets in the spring.

A friend & I are just finishing up a nice cozy chicken coop just in time for winter. That old kennel and dog house just wont make it any longer.

Have a good week

Beverly said...

Heck yes....I might even be happy under those conditions!!!

Home In The Hollow said...

I LOVE the idea that you spoil your "girls"!! They all are so plump...and I never knew that mother nature can affect their laying!..:)JP