Animals, Nature, sustainability

Hens and Roosters a Wonderful Variety in my Backyard

My Hens and Roosters

My dream flock would consist of one of probably every breed. I like chickens this much.

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I am totally egg obsessed and trying to achieve the most colorful egg basket (and colorful chickens) in my suburban backyard. Seasonal availability and hatchery minimums are somewhat a hindrance, so I’m dependent on what my local feed store happens to carry or what I can produce myself using my incubators by mixing hens and roosters of different breeds, thus getting a variety of eggs.

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My current laying birds include Easter Egger, Buff Orp, and Blue Wyandotte. I am getting more chicks next week: Black Dominant Copper and an Olive Egger. I wanted to get a white or cream egg layer. The store is getting a new shipment at the end of the month.

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Can’t decide between White Leghorn, Sicilian Buttercup, Speckled Sussex, or… Columbian Wyandotte-just because I want a white chicken and they’re so beautiful even though they lay brown eggs.

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eating, Food

Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Mango

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I have only 2 mango trees in my orchard. They give me enough fruit for me and my family. So much that we cannot finish it all. So what I do to preserve it and eat it until next year is the following:

I dehydrate them

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Make delicious popsicles with my mangoes and yogurt——>Freeze them!

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Make mango puree and freeze it for later use!

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I can it!

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The rest of the mango not eaten or preserved, my chickens have a feast on it!

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What a delicious and exotic tropical fruit mango is!

Beauty, Blogging

New Blogger Day in WordPress: Contemplation Adorable Chickens and More!

NEW BLOGGER IN WORDPRESS:

 

I find this post by Michele Pruitt so cute, I couldn’t resist to show you her pictures and what she is all about in her new blog: Contemplation

But before I share with you one of the brand new posts, I want to welcome her to this wonderful world of blogging in WordPress.

 

 

                            CHICKENS IN THE YARD

 

 

I love having chickens in the backyard. Besides being interesting, noisy, and colorful, they provide my family with delicious eggs. It is also amazing to watch a hen sit on her eggs and hatch baby chicks!

 

 

Chickens do have personalities that are unique, some let you carry them around while others like to sit on your shoulder. They even get along with cats!

 

 

Overall, I like all kinds of birds, but i do love having and caring for chickens.

 

Dr. Martha Castro, MD