Falling Leaves, Feathers & Other Happenings
Speaking of new pullets beginning to lay, I have some exciting news. I have my first "olive egger" , although it's more of a khaki colored egg, and it's not a traditional cross of Ameracana & Marans.
Rather, the rooster sire was "Bob" the Bielefelder and the hen who laid the "green egg" was "Susan", one of the 2013 Catskill Homesteader hens.
Well, this is one of the pullets that resulted from the cross. A beauty for sure:
And the darkest eggs in the front are the first few eggs that were laid by this pullet or her sister.
Well, lots more going on here ... processing roosters, sending more roosters to the auction, selling pullets & old hens; getting a load of mulch round bales, picking up new Swedish Flower Hen roosters & a Barnevelder rooster for the Catskill Homesteader project. Harvesting the garden, and collecting fallen leaves for the chickens making compost. But, now it's time for bed. Tomorrow another's day, and we'll see what adventure that holds.