Sunday, July 18, 2010

They're Girls!

Backtracking a couple of weeks...I called the hatchery three Mondays ago to explain that my brown leghorn chicks were not brown at all...the nice lady on the other end laughed, said they get calls like that all the time, and that in fact future feathers would emerge brown. And sure enough, that is the case.

We moved the girls to their nifty new chicken house two weeks ago...they are venturing out into their run, and generally doing chicken things on a miniature scale. The dogs are mesmerized by them, and stand at the chicken run staring for hours.
One has lost an eye, I am not sure if she was pecked, but the eye has gradually atrophied during the last week. She is very tentative in her movements but seems to be managing okay...her name is names for the others just yet...can't tell them apart.


Jean said...

Well, that's good news that they are all girls - I was afraid I might be getting a parcel of roosters showing up at my door.
Poor Elizabeth - there always seems to be one in every crowd who gets picked on. Hopefully, she will be just fine and will learn to stand up for herself and tell the bullies where to go!

Berni said...

Glad they are girls a whole lot of roosters would be a problem.

Anonymous said...

That mess of "girls" you have are probably laying their own mess of eggs by now. You'll soon have the title 'Egg Lady of Lone Butte',no?

Anonymous said...

I miss your blog and your newsy posts. RinV