We’ve got three new chooks. They are 3 months old and super cute. I drove over to Wooly Egg Farm in Mill Valley to get them. I chose an Easter Egger, Australorp and a Cuckoo Maran. I wasn’t sure about the cuckoo Maran at first but then looked at pics online of adolescent ones and now I think it is really one. It will have dark brown eggs! They are often called Chocolate Eggers. The australorp will have buff or light brown eggs and the Easter Egger will have blueish or greenish eggs. Apparently there are crosses between easter egger types and cuckoo marans that have olive colored eggs. I want one of those too but for now I think 6 chickens is enough for the space we have.
Jack named them Eggy, Flowers and Dizzy.
Right now we have them in the side yard in our old hen house. It’s an awesome place to have a hen house because we can look out the huge picture window in the dining room to watch them. The cats are in cat TV heaven. We might try to move our big hen house there even though it is against the law here where chicken houses have to be 20 ft from a residence. Once our neighbors reappear (they have been gone for like 2 months!) we will ask if they mind.
I just watched eggy and dizzy fighting it out to be top chicken. They stand beak to beak, stick their necks out and fluff out their neck feathers like umbrellas and then they dance around each other. I feel kind of bad for them since once they work out their peeking order we will stick them in the big coop with 3 huge chickens and they will all have to work it out again.
HOLY SHIT A BABY OPOSSUM IS CUTE.
In other news Vim saw a baby possum and it was cute as fuck.
It’s huge and horrible mother wants to eat some baby chickens I am sure but there is no way they are getting into the coops. So there.
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