Wednesday, August 24, 2005
It is with great sadness that I must report the loss of the final Ms. Lakenvelder.
You may remember her antics from the Proof that Chickens are Crazy post or the Chicken Chronicles. She and her sometimes cream-colored eggs will be missed.
In happier news, many of the pullets have started laying! (And just in time too, with only four of the older hens remaining.)
Aside from the white Leghorn egg in the upper right, these are all from the new chickens.
Looking at the size of the white egg, you can also see how much smaller these "pullet eggs" are.
What beautiful colors, though! It's a little hard to tell from this picture, but the Easter Eggers' eggs are actually blue or blue-green instead of the very green ones we had from the previous hens.
The darker brown eggs are from the Marans, and the lighter brown ones and pinkish one are from the Rhode Island Reds. There is more overlap here than I would have imagined though - I'm not sure who's laying the midrange brown eggs.
Here is a link to pictures of the young chicks when they'd just arrived in March. You may notice I'd said we were fostering the Rhode Island Reds for someone else. Well he never paid for them. Though I probably wouldn't have ordered them on my own, I like them a lot more than I would have suspected. I would not have paid extra to buy a rooster on purpose though.