Our little girls are getting to be all grown up! Here are the first two little eggs our Golden Comet pullets have laid for us: The big egg in the middle is a jumbo, from one of our leghorns. The two brown eggs, much smaller, are the color we'd expect from our Comets. In a few weeks, their eggs will be large, and will continue to be large-and-up for the rest of their laying careers. When young birds first start to lay eggs, they're small--sometimes VERY small. These two eggs,
Our young Golden Comet chickens, hatched this past spring, are now almost all grown up. Earlier this month, they started running with the rest of our flock: Much of the pasture our flock shares is wooded, and with the hot weather we've been having, they certainly benefit from the shade.