These city girls all love to sit on my lounge chair. All four every morning. I am sitting in the window right here on my computer and though it would be nice to think they love me, I am sure they are waiting to see if I am coming out with a treat. I think my Easter Eggers are starting to lay as I have had some thin shelled eggs this weekend but they were all broken. Either these girls are bad and breaking them or they just drop them any old place. Not nice and neat like the Barred Rocks.
We had our first encounter with a predator on Saturday. My daughter told me she heard some real squawking out back so I rushed out to find my girls all huddled under the patio table and a cat I did not recognize sitting on the lawn. I sent our little chihuahua out after it and she ran it off. She chased it off the next day too. I have not seen it since. I hope it fears the dog more than it likes my chickens. Some say a cat is not a worry but others say they can be. It all depends on the kitty I guess. The eggs are getting a little bigger. Almost the size of the store bought eggs I am still using up.
I have been enjoying one each morning with my toast. The yolks are deep in color and the white stays in shape. Much less runny then store bought eggs.
A Return to Loveliness