|Baby, our white cochin|
|Abbey, on the right, is a splash blue cochin. There is a reason cochins are called "fluffy-butts"...|
|Jennie, my lovely Brahma.|
|We get a nice mix of white, creme and tan/browns. About 3 1/2 dozen a week. Aren't they pretty?|
Our ducks layed their first eggs. Our female ducks are Bella and Hermione. (Yes, our daughter named the one bog/girl pair Bella and Edward and the other pair Harry and Hermione)...As someone who loves to cook I am very excited the ducks have started laying. For starters, duck eggs are higher in albumen, making them excellent for baking and we are also hoping later for ducklings! Here are a few more pictures of our ducks here at Brighton park...
|Edward swims in the kiddie pool. This year, Mr. Darcy has plans to put in a small duck pond for them. The back row, from left to right, is Bella, Harry and Hermione.|
|I love the dark royal blue plumage that Harry and Hermione have on their wings. Gorgeous. |
I do love that about Mr. Darcy...always full of surprises. (Maybe I should be happy that the feedstore that day wasn't selling calves or ponies...). If you are thinking about chickens, I recommend this website, http://www.mypetchicken.com/ It is a wonderful source of information and a great place to order specific breeds and unlike other sellers, they have a minimum order of 3 chickens and not 25, making them backyard friendly for the beginner. The chickens and ducks have been just one step on our journey to lead a more green and sustainable lifestyle. How about you? Making any steps, big or little, to be more sustainable? Leave a comment and share them with us! Blessings,