I'm always dazzled by the different colors and shapes of the chickens' eggs.
They're just so pretty.
I know from some of the chicken groups I'm in that people choose their hens based on the color of their eggs. But as you know, the last eight of our girls were rescues, so egg color was up for grabs.
The other day I found this teeny specimen.
And then there was this one.
No shell, just the membrane.
I have not yet researched, how/why this happens. I do feed the girls their egg shells back to them for the calcium.
All our shells are kept in a bowl on the counter to dry out. After a few days I smash them with the potato smasher and they're kept in a jar in the coop. It used to be only a couple of the chickens had any real interest in them, but now I find many of the girls dive in with gusto. Yes, their feed has calcium, but a resource convinced me to add in the shells. And no, this has never prompted them to attempt to eat their eggs in the nesting boxes.
And speaking of behinds (wait, what?), Miss Goldie had to have her dirty derriere clipped of soiled feathers. She's not as clean as I'd like so I'm scheduling a spa treatment for her in the next few days. Little does she know the treat that's in store for her.
On a completely different subject, I'm pretty excited that my orchid is re-blooming. Yup, she's showing off with those beauties.
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This week's vegan highlight is a recipe for Sheet Pan Chow Mein It was just on the menu for last evening's dinner and was a keeper.