Saturday, November 29, 2008

Asheville chickens

My parents live in Asheville, N.C., and while they don't have room for chickens (they live in a condo), they report that the city is considering a chicken ordinance to allow people to raise chickens in their back yards. The current ordinance is apparently too restrictive.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The girls, all grown up

Well, I think I can say that my chickens are all fully mature now, seven months after we brought home the little fluffballs from the Issaquah Grange. All three are producing at least an egg every other day, and the egg bin in the refrigerator is regularly full of a dozen eggs at all times.

Here's a photo of the three. Gertrude the bantie is in front, with Wilma just behind her and blue-egg-laying Mathilda in the back. I must say, it's hard to take pictures of chickens -- their bodies move in a herky-jerky motion, and it's hard to get them to stand still.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Three egg-laying chickens

Mathilda, our Americana (or is that Auracana?) has finally joined the egg-laying crowd, and, as promised, she lays blue-green eggs! They're very pretty, and just as good to eat. Here's the first egg, as we found it in the nest, alongside the golf ball and one of Gertrude's little eggs.

Saturday, November 1, 2008