A few months after all the hens were happily laying and providing our family with lovely eggs, two of the hens, (Zeta & Flowers,) became ill and died. So, now we have four hens, three great layers and one not so good. She may join us for a New Years dinner...! Just a final note on backyard chickens: after all of the time, energy and money we have spent on a few laying hens, I would say that each egg could be worth its weight in "gold."
Winter Update: Abigail does not like walking in the snow, but she seems to like the cold weather. She finally started laying better; so for now, she will not be "chicken & dumplings."
|Occasionally Abigail lays a very small egg???|
Rabbits: This fall, two young rabbits escaped from a neighbors cage. They said, "keep them if you want," so we decided to allow the rabbits to free range in the backyard with our chickens. Pinkerton and Mel (CarMel Blanc) have many places to hide and keep warm so I'm not too worried about them. After researching on Google, I now know that other people allow their rabbits to free range. We will have to take care of a few things to prevent more bunnies from joining our family, but it is well worth it. Watching rabbits hop and play in a natural setting makes me smile!
|Looks like Mel...|
Happy New Year!!!
And God Bless,