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Monday, September 27, 2010

A New Hen for the Flock

My chicken flock is back up to three hens. (Exactly WHERE my flock is, I'm not saying, since the gals remain fugitives...chickens are not allowed in Toronto.)

I went to Blue Haven Farm (www.bluehavenfarm.moonfruit.com) near Fergus two weeks ago and chose a gorgeous, fine-tempered white bird of the Columbia breed. (She's the one on the right.) I expected her to lay white eggs (and was excited by the thought of daily blue, white and brown eggs) but she pops brown eggs. I saw it as a great omen that her first one had two yolks!

She has integrated well with Nog and Hermione--no fighting to sort out the pecking order.

As for her name, I'm thinking of Harriet.