As promised, here are a few snapshots from around the farm today.
This is Curly Que sitting in one of the nest baskets. Curly Que is a cross between a frizzle bantam and a Golden Laced Polish. Her feathers really do curl forward like you see them. She is quite protective of her little nest basket, and screeches at me every time I go in to gather eggs. She has been "broody" for well over a month. When a hen goes "broody", all she wants to do is sit on her nest and incubate her eggs so chicks hatch. She gets up just long enough to snatch a bite to eat and drink, and then she's back in the nest basket. Trouble is, since she's in with all of the laying hens and I collect eggs several times a day, she's not actually sitting on any eggs. Silly bird.
These two little hens are two of my smallest hens. They lay pretty little white eggs smaller in diameter than a quarter. They're so little, they can perch on my finger! They like to sit on top of the partial wall in between the chicken side of the coop and the feed side of the coop. The gold colored one behind tugs on my pant legs every time I go in the coop. When I pick her up and hold her, she snuggles in and coo's. Quite cute! They were supervising me as I gathered eggs and took photos.
This is Poof. She is the ONLY Silkie hen I got this year from the farm supply store. All of the others were roosters, which I sold about a month ago to a nice lady near here. I kept Poof for myself though. She's just too funny!
That's about it for today ... time for some hot tea, and a blanket on the couch!