☆ September 23, 2013
Some chicken questions from my last post ~
What breed are they?
Silver Laced Wyandottes. Gold Laced Wyandottes are spectacular beauties, as well ~ I saw one in California this summer. Here’s a bit about them.
Do they enjoy all types of fruit?
So far, yes…. they’ve been offered cantaloupe, cucumbers, a few soggy tomatoes, and watermelon – and devour everything. They can clean a halved cucumber so that only the skin remains – not one speck of flesh left behind. How do they do this with only beaks??
How do you tell the black and white hens apart?
I can’t – not from afar! But Imogen likes to perch on my arms, and Sally is the most vocal. I’m hoping they’ll develop (and keep) distinguishing features once they finish growing. I can tell a dozen “identical” black cows apart; we’ll see if this ability carries to chickens.
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Happy Equinox! Around here, the Autumn Equinox signals the final sprint to finish as many outdoor projects as possible before winter arrives – we’re packing in as much manual labor as we can into every day until the snow flies. While I’m out getting buff in the beautiful (but far too brief) fall weather, I’m having a huge sale in the Shop: 20% off everything. I’ll be retiring some of my older designs and products – once they’re gone, they’ll probably stay gone for good. If you’ve had your eye on anything, now’s the time! Just enter FALL during checkout for 20% off your entire order.