Posted by Denise @ 09:00 PM EDT
Clinton, New York)
A simpler way of life[ Member listing ]
23 Mar · Mon 2009
Our banty's are very busy! We getting around a dozen eggs a day from the girls who actually lay their eggs where they're supposed to! It's the "Travelers" that we're worried about. This group of younsters take after their mother Isabella, she never stayed in the brooder or the henhouse, if there was anyway to get loose she'd find it. We consider our banty chickens free range, with some restrictions due to numerous fox and coyote in the area we try to keep them in a fenced in 1/4 acre area. The Travellers as we affectionately refer to the group consist of one Rooster "Happy Feet" and his girls, Dot, Buffy, Blanche & Pearl. They are everywhere but the henhouse and yard. The sleep with our barn cats, clean out the grape arbor and visit the neighbors pool! Finding these girls eggs is a daily scavenger hunt. We found one clutch of eggs under a snowblower in the barn and another clutch under the goat beds, more babies are probably due any time now! We just love spring with all the new arrivals!!