Monday, October 20, 2014

They grow up so fast

'Member back in July when I showed yu this?






Those lil chickies wuz 'bout 2-3 weeks old then.
Now they have growed up. They look like this.





An' like this.





An' today, Daddy heard 'em fussin out there in their house. He found this.

Ok, he found the smaller brownish egg. The white ones are store bot. The henny penny's furst eggs are smaller then they will lay bigger ones.
Mommy thinks this is the gurl who laid the lil egg.

The sun is real brite on her, but her comb (top o' her head) an her wattles (unner her beak) are more red than the uther gurls. That's how yu can tell if they are layin, unless yu catch 'em on the nest box.

So I am seein sum fresh eggs in my future. When they all start layin, it'll be a egg-rich 'vironment round my place. Plenty o' eggs fur all o' us!

Ok, an jus sum bits o' trivia fur yu if yu wanna know more 'bout chickies.

Don't need no noisy rooster to get eggs. The eggs jus won't be fertilized.

Chickens need 'bout 14 hours of lite per day to kick in the egg-makin parts. Sunshine or arty fishul lite wurks.

Gurl chickies unner 1 year of age are called pullets.

An a chickie will lay the most eggs the furst year or 2 of her life. She'll keep layin eggs affer that, jus not so many.

Fas in atin huh?




42 comments:

  1. We like scrambled eggs wif cheese, except gussie they make him sick to his tummy....stella rose

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  2. Soon you'll be able to eat eggies instead of bugs!

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    1. Yeah, I gotta eats the bugs on account o' because they don't hardly feed me round here. A grrl's gotta eat sumfin!
      But eggies sound good!

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  3. Eggs one of our favs and wow you can't complain about them not being fresh. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Nice an fresh! That's rite Molly!

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  4. Eggies, I luffs eggies ! Yous a very lucky pup to have eggies on tap !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. WE love to have scrambled eggs on the weekends!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

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  6. OMD CONGRATULATIONS on your FURST EGG.... THAT is super grrrreat.

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  7. Holy chicken feed they got big
    Lily & Edward

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  8. zoe....sew....ya noe thiz post bee filled with de B werd ....

    chcikn BURD.... a nite mare in de day time.... deer cod all mitee

    ♥♥

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    1. Oh shoot, I wuz afeerd yu Tabbies wud see this. I dint mean to offend yu.
      Ok, so I do like to rush at 'em when they are close to their gate. I can make 'em scatter real good.

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  9. You gone soft in the head or something, Zoe???? Eggs are good .... I'll give you that but ...... CHOOKS!!! Chooks are for chasin' and EATIN'! Not for eggs. Personally I'd have got 'em while they were little. Much tastier.
    It's Fas in ATIN alright!! AND that's what should be done with 'em. They should be well and truly ATE!!

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    1. I can't get at these burds like yu an Murphy can.
      Aw, so yu like the chicken nuggets when they are jus lil fluff balls?

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  10. A lot of noise with the first egg ~ sounds like childbirth!
    Good thing they are laying because if they don't they could become Thanksgiving Dinner in place of a turkey.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. Yeah, Daddy sed she wuz unner the sumac trees talkin in chicken talk, like she dint know whut had jus happened. Bol!
      Burd brains, they are.

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  11. We only know about chickens in our dinner. We have friends who have lots of chooks, they lay little brown eggs. Most eggs--even when you buy them in Oz are brown.

    Didn't know you could tell by their combs and wattle if they're layin'. Interesting.

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    1. Hmm, most of the store bot eggs here are white. Brown ones are more moneys.
      Mommy likes the brown egg layers. They seem calmer than the white egg layers. She's had them too. An sum that gave greenish blueish eggs.

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  12. We love fresh eggs mom gets them from her friend who has all kinds of chickens. Sometimes we get green eggs, well the shells have a green tint to them so we call them green eggs.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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    1. Yeah, we've had those blue/green egg layers in the past. Nice chickens, those.

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    1. Funny thing LSC, the outdoor kitties don't bother the chickens. They like the uther kinds o' burds round here.

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  14. We used to have a neighbor that had some pet hens, and they would come to our yard...(afur I had a fence and roamed freely in my yard), and lay their greenish tinted eggs under our shrubs.
    The chickens the current neighbors have are quickly shooed/chased out! By ME!

    Enjoy your eggies! Mmmm!

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    1. Whut efur happened to the Lil Red Hen that wud come to visit in yur yard?

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    2. I dunno...I haven't seen it fur a while...it was too small to make a furmily din-din. Maybe a fox chowed down on it:(

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  15. you are so lucky! you're own eggies! Gma said,she raised chickens decades ago...too much work, if you have chickies in the winter on the prairie........I think, maybe she got lazy???????????
    I'm not complaining about my store bought eggies....so don't rat me out! or she won't put my name in the pan........pawtastic pics....kisses,mazy

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  16. OMD!! Did dose big, hooge chiggens eat da tiny, baby chicks???? Dis r an OUTWAGE an' weally sad an' gwoss an'..."Yes, Momma?...Oh."

    I ged it now. BOL. Yu r gonna hab wotza tastee meals wif tastee egg bits spwinkled on top, Zoe!! *drools*

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    1. Bol Z!
      Yu can eat eggie weggies? I'll send yu a couple duzen if yu want.

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    2. No, I can nod eat nuffin 'cept wabbit an' peas wite now. Feel weal sowwy fur me, 'kay???

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    3. I dint think yu could eat too much rite now. Poor Z!

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  17. By da way, how Sissor an' Bwofur r duin' dese days? Momma an' me fink 'bout dem wotz an' wunner how fings r goin' fur dem.

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    1. Thanks fur axin Z. Both are doin real good. Sissor loves to hike in the Miss Oula area. She's almost to her goal of 2 hunner miles fur this season. She has a minion at her job. Well, she's a minion so she has a jr. minion I gess. Bol!
      Brother is doin fine. He is deployed rite now. Can't say too much bout that. He looks good. They've used the google chat thingo a couple times.

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    2. Glad to hear that Brother and Sissor are doing well.

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  18. Dis r gwate tu heer, Zoe. I kno' yu an' yur pawents must miss dem wotz <3 Depwoyed? Wow. Hard tu bewiebe him r gwowed up now. Seems wike jus' da uber day him wuz in hi skool! An' Sissor wuz bwingin' dirty waundwy home fwum unibersitee!

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  19. Yummy eggs! Mommy has been letting me have some poached eggs on Sundays. We can have Urban chickens here. Mommy, can we have chickens like Zoe?

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  20. I wish I could have eggie weggies... but I tested allergick to da eggs... sigh...

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