Friday, November 29, 2013

First Blue Egg!

Yesterday, after Thanksgiving dinner I went outside to close up the coops and found the first blue egg! Which means, one of my Easter Eggers has started laying.  I took a few photos so you can see how small a pullet egg starts out, and how it looks nice in the carton with the rest of the brown and speckled eggs I have.  I also combined both flocks of chickens today.  I will maybe take some video if it warms up above freezing.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

DIY Plastic Tote Chicken Nest Box

Just thought I'd post a quick update.  The chickens I got this summer are about to start laying eggs.  I haven't combined both flocks yet because I haven't had a couple of days off in a row so they can be monitored.  In case they begin laying eggs before I combine flocks I've made them a temporary nest box out of a plastic storage tote.  I didn't come up with this idea on my own, I found it on YouTube.  A couple of different videos.  I took a couple of photos and videos.  Here they are!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First Snow!

I thought I'd post a couple of photos from our first snow!