My girls are now 22 weeks old. From left to right in the front, we have a Silver-Laced Wyandotte (black and white); Buffy, a Buff Orpington; an Ancona, some black-with-white-speckles Italian/Mediterranean hen; and a White Leghorn. In the background, big White Orpingtons. The Orpingtons and Leghorns are all very friendly and love to be petted.
A full nest, with lots of feathers, which seem to fly in the henhouse. We're getting about a dozen eggs a day now from the 25 pullets. Some very small, some bigger...but that's a lot of eggs!
"One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it--it was the black kitten's fault entirely." (L. Carroll, Through the Looking Glass)
I'm Yankee-Born and Southern-Raised, which makes me kind of Southern Gothic (in the old literary sense of the word). After 15 years in the Big Apple, I spent 4 years on a farm in Michigan raising chickens and llamas and learning to spin, knit, and needle-felt. Now I'm back home in NYC with my much-beloved spouse and one crazy tortiseshell cat. You can also find me on Ravelry.com as okitten.