Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tour De Coop

I follow other blogs and the one that I enjoy the most is Tilly's Nest.  She has been asking followers to link up with tours of our coop.  What better way than with a video!  

I certainly can't take all the credit here.  Scott built all of this with plans he drew up in his head.  He's so talented.  Thank you honey.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The smallest egg!

This little small brown egg in the middle is the smallest egg so far.  Even smaller than the first egg. 
I can't help but call this an egg fart.  It's so cute!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What's going on?

I'm confused.  We have 9 chickens.  Six that lay brown eggs and three that lay green eggs.  Today and this past Wednesday our chickens gave us a total of 9 eggs, which is great.  Now here is where I get confused.  Each day we had 7 brown eggs and 2 green eggs.  What could be happening?  Do we have and Easter Egger who should be laying green eggs now giving us brown eggs?  Do we have a brown layer giving us 2 in one day?  I've read that chickens have 2 ovaries but one is usually dormant and that only one will be in operation. Maybe we have a chicken who is using both ovaries? An egg takes 21-25 hours to develop.  

Today's loot.

Here is how it happens
The first thing that forms is the yellow, or yolk, of the egg. This is formed within the reproductive organ of the bird or ovary. The yellow breaks out of the ovary and enters the upper end of the reproductive tract. Here, the white of the egg is added. It then travels down to the lower part of the tube where the membranes and the shell are applied around the yellow and the white.  It takes about 20 hours for the egg shell to form. If the hen lays brown eggs, the brown pigments are added to the shell in the last hours of shell formation.  The color is dependent on the breed.

I still find this so fascinating!
What do you think?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


See what happens when I place a pumpkin in the chicken run.

First no one really cares about it...

Then they get curious....

Then they get a taste.....

 Georgia gets her beak way inside searching for the tasty seeds.....

In action.....