Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Green Chicken Coop: NEW WINDOW SHIPPED!

Well, I have to give a shout out at Green Chicken Coop. Dan at GCC was SO thoughtful! I sent him a letter with regards to Barb being taken by a predator from the coop. And before I knew it, I had a nice thoughtful email and a package at my front door within a few days. He personally rebuilt and mailed us a new stronger window. These guys at GCC are GREAT to deal with. They really do build wonderful coops. They have been showcased on the Martha Steward Show. We have the The Victoria design. We love it.
Thanks so much. We really do appreciate it! I will share new pics when it's installed.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

One of The First Ladies finally laid an egg!

One of The First Ladies (the hens of our friends in Ohio) finally laid an egg! Yep, my friends, Jeanne and David got their first egg! Here is a picture of proud David with the prize. It's a big one! It had double yolks!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We will catch the beast!

WARNING: THIS IMAGE MAY MAKE PEOPLE SAD, seeing all the feathers.
However, I was telling my husband, at least whoever took her, didn't just kill her and run. He/she had her for dinner. No waste. We are setting out a trap this week. We are now being told, it may be a fox, since it did so much damage. STAY TUNED.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

RIP: Barb the chicken killed

It is with great sadness that I regret to report, our chicken, Barb was killed in the middle of the night, Thursday June 17th. It was a raccoon, we believe, that took her life. I was on vacation, so I did not see the mess and sadness the raccoon left. My husband, Dave was going out to feed the girls Friday morning when he noticed the feathers everywhere and the mesh wire was ripped apart in their coop window. So sad. No Barb. She was taken with just feathers left everywhere.

Barb was at the top of the pecking order. She was the bird in charge. She was the one that always let me pet her soft feathers. Yes, we may have called her the mean one at times... But she was the strongest of all of them. She was the alpha hen. We bet that she was picked by the raccoon because of her fight that she put up to protect her sisters.

She will be missed. I know some may say, "she's just a chicken". But when you raise them from day old peeps, and name them... They each have their own personalities.... It's just tough. She was a pet. And a great chicken.

We will miss ya Barb.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ouch! Very large egg!

My sister-in-law's chickens lay some big ones every once in a while. Geesh!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010