Freshly washed eggs. Our ladies have muddy feet lately.
I am happy to report that we haven’t had to buy eggs since Lenora first started laying. I keep enough on hand that we have plenty to pull out for an egg heavy recipe when needed. See that brown pointy one in the middle? Pepper finally started laying! Her eggs are a very slightly different shade of brown than Ramona’s. I think the only reason we can tell them apart is she is still new at this and they are on the small side.
It’s about time, Pepper!
It’s cold, grey, and wet out but at least it isn’t freezing. Everything is covered in a layer of wet leaves.
The chickens love the okara we give them sometimes after making soy milk.
I love watching them get messy faces. Usually they wipe their beaks on the ground to clean up. This continues to be funny each and every time.
I tried to get a picture to share, but today they decided to take a different approach – shaking it off.
We are still keeping the ladies locked up when we can’t be outside with them. No luck catching a raccoon at night in the trap we borrowed. At this point I think it is unlikely we will. Our neighbors have had their flock outside free ranging just over the fence and haven’t had any attacks, so perhaps we will get brave and things will go back to normal soon.