I’M BACK!!!!

Hey guys. I know it has been a really long time since I have posted anything and I wanted to make it up to you viewers! I love all of you guys and hope you still enjoy my blog. Well, the chickens are older now except we have a problem. Mable, my chicken, won’t get out of the coop she just sits there all day and she is eating our eggs. I caught her eating one once and she didnt even stop she just kept on eating it! She is broody. We have tried the method of dunking her in very cold water. Not her whole head just her body, we held her there for a few minutes and then took her out. We were supposed to repeat that process but it was going to take hours so we just hoped for the best. It didn’t work. But, Pippa and JoJo are great. Pippa is demanding and pushy (don’t forget bossy) as always. But, we try our best to help JoJo. OH!!! Earlier this month we tried out letting the dogs out with the chickens! We did Daisy first. AND I FORGOT TO TELL YOU do you remember Bongo? HE fell out of a 2 story window and we had to put him down SO SAD 😦 😦 but we did get a new dog named Laika i will post a picture of her. Well, we tried Daisy first and, being the rat terrier she is we thought she would go after the chickens. But NO. She just sat there and did NOTHING! We were so shocked. Laika is the one who wanted to play with them and possibly eat them. I wish i could speak dog, don’t you? anyway we never let her get that far.

New Things

Hey, i haven’t been on this for a very very long time.I guess since school started i got to busy. We have found seven eggs in one day, the chickens ate some plastic bags (on accident), we found THE SMALLEST EGG IN THE WORLD!!!!!!, i got pecked :(,  we let the chickens out about 20 times, they love it, and we found a creepy goopy egg with a VERY thin shell. The chickens are great and the eggs, as always, are delicious!! Here are some pictures,

 

     (The smallest egg cracked)         (The smallest egg)               ( the egg with a little background my dad set up)

Again i am really sorry i haven’t been on. Take care and remember to love your chickens no matter how many times they peck you!

Mable’s First

We have gotten Mable’s very first egg! It is very small and long, don’t forget pointy! we have gotten three of her eggs in total so far. Her eggs have brown specks all over them. We know it’s Mable’s because she was up in the coop and when she came down we looked in and sure enough there it was ready for frying! Our chickens have been very skitish because of our new dog around, but they seem to manage. One day JoJo laid a huge and long egg that turned out to be a double yolk. The double yolks do not seem to taste as well because all of the energy goes into making it instead of making it taste good. But thats ok they taste fine and we will eat them if you give them to us! The rest of the time has been pretty good, when it gets really hot we but trays of ice in the coop. Once it melts the chickens actually dunk their whole heads into the water! JoJo sometimes lays down and sticks her head in the hole in the cinder block. We think that the cinder block is cold because the water sits on top of it.

Cicadas and Sticks

Today we have brought the chickens outside for about the fourth time. They were roaming for a while, they were also eating some white bread that we had given them. P.S. bread is ok for chickens, but make sure not to feed them too much or they could get sick. All of the sudden we see Pippa running away from the other chickens which are following her. We notice that there os something in her mouth. After i got a good look at it i realized it was an alive cicada. Pippa ate the whole cicada whole. You could see it go down her throat. Eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!! All of the other chickens were jealous, but you have to fight for what you want in the hen house! When it was time to bring the chickens in i sprinkled some feed for the chickens. They all slowly came over to eat it. After a while of eating Mable turns around. In front of her is a very long stick about as thick as the pointer finger. Mable looks straight at it and pecks it! I thought it was so funny because she kept on pecking it, like all of the sudden it would become a yummy food that she could actually eat.

Free Range Chickens

Today was avery important day. Today was the very first day we EVER let the chickens rom free in the yard. We opened the door to the coop and Pippa comes out Then Mable. JoJo comes out very slowly and cautiously. They roam close to the coop at first but then go farther and farther until they are very far away. All three of the chickens always stay together. We fed them a little bread along with some blueberries. I even picked some weeds from our garden and they scarfed them up so fast. They found the little side garden next to the coop and would just walk in it and eat at the same time. It was fun to watch them because they looked soooo funny being in the grass when they have been on hay for so long!                                       

Fresh from the Chicken

I have a VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY cool story to tell you all. Here it goes. So i walked out to the coop to check it for eggs. I notice Pippa isn’t down in the run of the coop. My mom comes outside with me to see if theres an egg. I open the coop door and i see Pippa laying in the egg box. She gives me a very LOUD sqwack so i shut the door quickly. After a while of waiting i open the coop door again. Pippa is standing up. She starts pushing as of she is going to poop. Al of the sudden i see a brown round edge come out of her butt. A very small but cute brown speckled egg pops out of her and gently hits the bottom of the egg box. I have just seen her lay an egg.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was the coolest thing. I start telling my mom and she can’t believe it. She said that she heard the thunk of the egg but she didn’t see the egg come out! It was amazing!