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Here chicky, chicky, chicky....

As many of you know, we have four hens, Virgina (Ginny), Tahllulah (Loola), Minnie and Babe. They are Araucanas or "Easter Egg" hens and they do, in fact, lay slightly pastel colored eggs (thus far, ours tend towards teal).

It has been fun learning about chickens. I grew up in the south but not on a farm so this is my first experience of them. Now that they are laying they are very sweet and let you pet them (which may be some kind of "we want a rooster...are you a rooster?...wanna do me?" thing, but that's okay, they mean well). ;>)

Thus far, chicken duty has not been that hard given that we share the chores. Mucking the coop is rather aromatic - but not too bad. I like tending them. It makes me feel closer to the land and life.

Pardon my photography. Chickens don't pose (or ours don't any way).


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Sep. 4th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
I love the chicken stories, :D I didn't know you had chickens, but I love the chicken updates that come from MI. I have told all my pagan friends about "urban" farming and chickens, but no one seems to believe me. Apparently urban farming is still a legend in Minneapolis.
Sep. 5th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
LOVE the chickens!
Sep. 7th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
My family had chickens for years when I was growing up, both for eggs and (eventually) food. I didn't mind my part of tending them, though I had a rather unfortunate experience with a snake once when I was about 5 that left some minor scars on my psyche. I swear, in the dark chicken coop that black snake looked a LOT like one of our little bantam chickens. At least until the hissing and slithering along my arm when I reached into the nest, that is...
Sep. 8th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
EEEK - that would scare the crap out of me. I'm still trying not to jump and scream when the hens' pet mouse runs past me at night.
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