Butcher Day, Broody Hen Dealings and a Blue Berry Pie

Tuesday May 21, 2019 Guerneville CA.

The deed needs done

Another puttering around day but I did have a deed to do.

I selected two chickens to be butchered later today, the two in the cage on the right. Selecting chickens for this is going to be a challenge. Maybe I need to give them numbers and have a draw?dinner

 

Deed done

I took care of that deed later in the afternoon.

Surprise poppy

On my way to see if there were any more raspberries ripe I noticed this flower which I think is a poppy and don’t think I planted it nor have I ever planted any of these around here but here it is. Nice.bloom

 

Just a nibble so far

At the raspberry patch there were a few ripe berries but they need more sun which they should get soon.berries

 

Broody hen

Red Bandit is still sitting on eggs. She had 14 today when I checked. I marked them all this time so I know what was there at the start and can remove any that might be added later by another hen.

Here she is on the eggs.hen

 

Private nests

Tonight shortly after dark I will move her eggs and her to this plastic box and lock her in the pen to keep the other hens away from the nest. The other hen with three chicks is using the wooden box.nests

 

I will move this feed tray in with the broody hens so they’ll have something to eat and the little peeps can still get in there and eat too.peeps

 

Hen instincts

All the little peeps have moved in with the first momma hen with three little ones for the night so she has finally accepted them all and will take care of them.

Blue berry pie

This is a blue berry pie all mine.pie

 

Dominique gave it to me for helping out. With my corn thing I  have a no eat time which is the rest of the day but tomorrow morning I’m going to dive into that pie. Hummmmm good.

Nice day.

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2 Responses to Butcher Day, Broody Hen Dealings and a Blue Berry Pie

  1. George Yates says:

    Nothing like real fresh chicken and eggs you have it all and now that pie looks wonderful.

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    You sure have the chicken thing under control. All that moving hens, chicks and eggs around means you know what you’re doing!
    Yum, fresh raspberries and yes that looks like a poppy to me. Mine are tiny but still coming slowly.
    Wow, a blueberry pie all to yourself! As I would tell Bill, make it last but don’t let it go bad. :) Enjoy!

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