New Tenants in the Bird Condo

I was delighted to look underneath the cardboard pieces in the stacked toybox planters and see two little eggs sitting in the nest. The birds make such frequent use of this excellently concealed and protected nesting spot that i get the nature channel all spring even though i have no tv service. She laid an …

The First Family to stay at our Little Airbnb for Birds this Year is in the Books

Well i was watching the nest as best i could. I would check every other day or so to see if the eggs had hatched but it was a very attentive bird that never strayed far enough from the nest that she couldnt see it while she was hunting for food and i didn’t want …

The Travels of our Eggs

I am allergic to chicken eggs. I don’t eat them, but i have always loved chickens and knew i one day wanted to have them. When i did obtain chickens they started producing eggs and i had to figure out what to do with those eggs. Plenty of people ask me why i don’t sell …

Ellis and Oakley reach Puberty

One day i noticed something tiny and round lying in the shavings in the stock tank. Upon further inspection, it was an egg. It could only have come from one of the two juvenile chickens, Ellis or Oakley. Yet, they weren’t supposed to be of laying age for another month. Well, the following day, there …

Surprise!

The nest in my stacked planter boxes had been empty for some time now. The baby birds had grown up and flown away. I was curious if the mama bird would still view the nest as home or be done with it now that it had served its purpose. I occasionally lifted the cardboard to …

A Miscellaneous Update

Though things are rather uncertain at the moment, Sili and Cashew are unaware and living their best life on the land. They are operating business as usual while i stress and fret over work and school and sometimes that’s very helpful. i cancelled our subscription to the fedex food delivery service. The price for foods …

Warm Chicken Eggs

Occasionally i would have accidentally good timing and happen upon a chicken egg in the nesting box that was still warm. None of my hens were broody so i could only assume it had been laid recently. There was something about a perfectly smooth warm chicken egg that felt infinitely more special than the refrigerated …

Drowning in Eggs

Crystal’s eggs weren’t the only ones i had to worry about. I was allergic to chicken eggs, though i had always dreamed of having chickens, much enjoyed them as pets, and found them totally useful as bug exterminators and in light of the fact that i had no garbage disposal to handle kitchen scraps. I …

The Chickens Surprised Me!

Ladies and Gentlemen, for the first time ever, in the scorching texas heat during the middle of summer, all 5 chickens laid an egg. I entered the coop hoping for 3, rooting for the possibility of 4, and was surprised to find; 5 eggs. From left to right we have Lily’s, Petunia’s, Daisy’s, Buttercup’s, and …

Mystery Eggs

One day i noticed these eggs hanging from the underside of the porch railing. The last eggs i discovered turned out to be praying mantis and brown widow eggs. I dispatched both of the batches of eggs. Praying mantises grow up and behead my humming birds and orb weavers in order to eat their brains. …