My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

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Chicken Change

I'm wondering what would happen if I crossed my black australorp (blackie) rooster with my easter egger pullets-almost-hens ... so tonight, at dusk, I moved two of my egger pullets into the blackie pen. The blackies pecked at them a little but since it was quickly approaching dark, I'm hoping they all settled down soon.

Hope when I go check on them at dawn tomorrow, all will be alive.

The egger pullets should start laying soon. They were a day-old when we got them at the end of April. That makes them over 7 months old. So ... when my egger pullets start laying, the rooster will have fertilized the eggs, and I'll incubate them as soon as I get a hen to go broody. Hoping we'll get a chicken that (1) broody (from the blackie breed) that (2) lays green or blue eggs (from the egger breed).

We'll see!

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