Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Foul

The chickens have kicked into high egg production as of late.  I don't know what has changed but maybe the temperature dropping a bit has made egg laying easier?

Leopold's tail feathers seem to be growing back after the guineas had pulled them all out this Spring.  Good thing they are coming back in as it will be cold this Winter.

Lucy the lone Rhode Island Red is an egg laying machine.  She is far and away the best layer here.  If you want great egg production the Rhode Island Reds seem to be the way to go.

Mamma hen is doing a great job raising her two hatchlings and the guinea keets.  I will be moving them in with the rest of the flock sometime this week.

We have had almost no ticks this year, the guineas have done a terrific job.  If you have a tick problem guineas are your solution!


  1. I could have used a couple dozen guineas earlier this summer. My hens have picked up their production a bit too. :-)

  2. Teresa - It sure is fun to have a few dozen eggs in the refrigerator again.