Our chickens

Thankful, today, for our backyard flock of chickens.  I really like our chickens.  We've been keeping chickens for seven years now, and I still really like them.  :)  And it's still exciting to discover eggs in the nesting boxes.

nesting boxes

Spied in the nesting box this morning.  This is Summer, doing her part to provide us with these:

These photos make me thankful for our various breeds which give us the different colored eggs.  It was Mark's idea this last year to get some Ameraucanas (for the sole purpose of getting those pretty blue and green eggs.)  I'm glad he did.  Our Welsummer ("Summer", up there in the nesting box) lays the darker brown eggs

and our Rhode Island Reds, (Plymouth) Barred Rocks, Australorps, and Buff Orpingtons lay the lighter brown eggs.  We have a white egg-layer, too- Millie- (I forget what breed she is.  Mark would remember) but she has decided to take a break for awhile.

Our hens really slow down in their laying-egg habits during the shorter days of winter, so it's always exciting when the days get longer and we get more eggs.


  1. I grew up for my first few years of life with chickens in the back yard and as a family we still tell the stories or raising those crazy girls. I hope to someday have a place where we can have a few of our own. Those eggs look awesome!

  2. That's fun to know that you all still have fond memories of raising chickens! :)

    Blessings to you,

  3. Hi there :-)
    It's been a while since I've visited, but am always glad to stop by your sweet place here!
    We have chickens too: a flock of 7 layers and now 26 Freedom Rangers which we're raising for meat. The FR chicks are one week old and Hannah & Silas are enjoying them immensely! We're hoping that their inevitable fate will not be too upsetting for Hannah, but she seems to understand; she says, "We're going to turn them into meat!"
    Anyway, we love keeping chickens too, and collecting eggs is always fun!
    Hope you all are enjoying the springtime!
    Lots of love,


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