I’m not sure which one of the chooks is responsible for this egg monster, but damn that must have hurt! I let out a groan pulling this one out of the nesting box – poor chicken. Although they all seemed to be doing the usual kind of chicken things with no obvious signs of distress. …
Watching backyard chickens go about their business is kind of like watching wind rustle through a tree, or rain falling on the grass. Anything that you can just sit there and watch for a while, add the chickens.
Spare a thought for Chilli, the ISA Brown x Leghorn x Australorp chicken who became a blind sometime after her first birthday, possibly during Melbourne’s Xmas heatwave. Not sure exactly when or how it happened – I was having a great old time in Gelnelg, Adelaide with the family at the time, and during my weekly reports from Dad, got the news that Chilli ‘wasn’t quite right’….
What a deal. You feed them kitchen scraps, earthworms, leafy plants (Warrigal Greens are a favorite), and they eat your bugs, make fertilizer, and these really special eggs.