little messy missy

little messy missy

Friday, April 16, 2010

Chicken In Hiding and Penny Eggs!

Yesterday, while working in the yard, I was nearly attacked by a Silkie Bantam!

After rooting around the back end of my compost, I discovered my Silkie had moved out of the pen and had taken herself a deluxe one-nest apartment next to an all-you-can-eat buffet (also known as the compost pile).

 Now, I had been wondering why my Silkie Bantam had stopped producing eggs. The little sneak wanted to hatch a brood! All in all, we found ten eggs. I chose my son to kick her off to bring in the eggs.

This morning, on the way to the coop to let the ladies out, my Malaysian Serama was just a-hollerin'. For being pint-sized, she sure does have a howl. She's the second loudest in my flock (the loudest being my Brahma Hen). She was so proud of herself, for she had laid her first egg ever! It's slightly larger than a penny, and I can't wait to do some Pysanky artwork on it. I wonder how many calories, maybe five? Haha!

10 comments:

LemonyRenee' said...

Oooh, congrats to the little girl! My little Violet lays the same size . . . I use them for brushing onto the top of my breads (it always seems a waste to break a regular egg for that).

LOL about that sneaky little one . . . ran away from home just to set up her own housekeeping, did she?!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Hey Missy, thanks for stopping by. I have chickens too. 8 hens and 1 rooster. I want to get some more hens in a few weeks. My girls eggs are in high demand here. They cant lay them fast enough.
And I also have a button collection. I'll have to do a post on mine.
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Chicken Boys said...

We had a bantam that was laying like that, but she was only 4-5 months old. We gave her away, though. We had a splash sikie hen, but she died not too long ago. She only had one eye...lost it to merek's says the guy we got her from. I think she ended up with infection. Got one silkie hen and four roosters now. All white except one blue rooster. Not sure what to do with them.
~Randy

Bloody Frida said...

my Blue Cochin Violet is getting broody - poor thing- I have no roo so it's all in vain :(

Those little eggs are too cute!

Chickens in the Basement said...

I love that little teeny egg. How cute is that! Miss Shakira has one more week til she starts hatching.

bad penny said...

what a dear little egg ! Bad chicken.. funny to find all those eggs in one go.
My friends can't understand why I get eggs from hens but have no Rooster.
I tell them that I have " Magic hens "

Louisiana Momma said...

welcome to Year of Enchantment!! I just got an email letting the group know you joined us! I had to come and check out your blog!! I love your work.. we have a lot of similar interests - I love sublime and have lots of their patterns (although I haven't touched an embroidery needle lately due to my obsession with crochet).. I also want some chickens really, REALLY badly.. I finally got my hubs to let me get a couple pygmy goats.. now I need chickens!!

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi M. Messy*,
Thank you for visiting and becoming a follower.. I added my name to your Follower list as well.
Love your blog and your chickens and you do those pansky eggs?.. OMG.. I have some done by another lady.. I would love to make them too. Help?
.. Great blog.. hugs, Darlene

bad penny said...

pop over - you have an award !

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Your chickens and eggs are pretty. I think it would be so cool to have chickens, but living in the city, I don't think they are allowed. Our yard isn't big enough, either.

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