Monday, August 01, 2005
We got our first eggs! They are small and brown so far. Some of the chickens, the Araucana, (named after a Chillian tribe where they were domesticated) will lay blue and green colored eggs. Lime the duck now believes she/he is a chicken. We are waiting to see if Lime will lay eggs too. When they are in the yard, Lime swims in the small plastic pool and the chickens hang right around.
The chickens also began their pecking order and the one chicken that gets singled out, Sasha, just takes it. It is very strange. They will develop a very advanced hiearchy. An old wives tale states that vics vapor rub will stop the pecking. One taste and everyone will stop. We have tried it 3 nights in a row and it seems to be working.
Posted by Pecos Blue at 8:36 PM