Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Today's Gatherings

Bounty for decorating.

Breakfast.................

from the girls!

14 comments:

The W.O.W. factor said...

Yum!! I'll be right there!
(our chickens are going into molt..maybe an egg a day now..)

Jill said...

I love that half-and-half colored squash--how strange and pretty! And the girls are looking mighty fine these days!

Country Girl said...

I think it would be wonderful to have chickens!

Twisted Fencepost said...

One of these days I'm gonna have me some chickens, too! And some fresh eggs, I hope.
Don't know about those gourds. I'm having trouble with the garden. There's always next year, right?

Kristi said...

Your girls are beautiful. I have six new chick babies! Not sure if they are boys are girls. I'll bet your house will be lovely for fall with all the colorful gourds.

Carolynn said...

There's just something so warm and comforting about brown eggs nestled on a bed of straw. You have some absolutely beautiful girls there.

BTW, thank you for the really generous and lovely comments you've left on my site. I do appreciate your sentiments.

Carolynn

dina said...

So Vonda, what type of chicken is your black and white girl? She looks similar to one of ours... does she have a rose comb?

Gorgeous pictures, by the way!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...
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Laughing Orca Ranch said...

(sorry about the delete, but my typos were so bad it looked as if any alien pod person had overtaken my body and inhibited my ability to type)

Vonda, somethings amiss.
I counted 7 chickens and 8 eggs. Did you leave out one hen, or did one of your girls lay two eggs today?

What is that lovely jet black chicken?
All your girls are lovely, and your gourds are quite impressive. :)

~Lisa

noble pig said...

The chickens are beautiful!

Egghead said...

Dina,

The black and speckled one is a barred rock and she does have a rose colored cone.

Lisa,
I have eight hens right now. I had nine but while free ranging one must have been eaten by something because she just disappeared. So now I have one Barred Rock, two Rhode Island Reds, two Buff Orpingtons, two Leghorns, one Black Rock. The one missing is another Black Rock. We have had a variety of numbers over the years but eight to twelve seem about right for us. We get way more eggs than we can use and get to give family free eggs all the time. That is the fun part.

We will be getting some new chicks this spring.

CeeCee said...

Isn't it funny---we build multiple nest boxes and they all use the same one. I think it's because they think, "Well, there isn't a dead chicken in here, so it must be safe to lay my egg where the last hen did."

Cindy said...

I'm so glad you popped by Rosehaven Cottage so I could come over and discover your lovely blog. I have a soft spot in my heart for hens so your girls are just adorable to me!

Cindy

tipper said...

The girls are looking good!