This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, July 04, 2014

chickens out for a walk

my chickens The chickens are very happy with our summer weather and being able to go out and forage in the yard everyday, sometimes all day long. I let them out when I'm working in the yard. They've been really healthy and are laying well now - just over a dozen eggs a week from the three of them.

Earlier, they had a problem with soft shells, especially Bertha, my big white Brahma chicken. She would sometimes lay paper thin eggs, sometimes leathery shells that fell apart in the coop. So I added crushed oyster shells to their food and stopped giving them kitchen handouts. They all have nice solid shells now.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are beautiful!

July 14, 2014 1:47 AM

 
Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

They look very happy and settled, they are so pretty and lay eggs to boot!
Marian (LondonUK)

July 14, 2014 7:26 AM

 
Blogger Heather said...

Gorgeous chickens!

July 26, 2014 4:24 PM

 

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