Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Holy Cow or I should say Holy Chicken -- I am now getting two eggs a day from the first 6 gold comets I purchased. The first girls are now 22 weeks old.  I decided to get 6 additional gold comets that are 19 weeks old. When they all get to laying I should get about 10 eggs a day.  Gold comets are prolific layers and can lay up to 300 eggs a year.  I was so excited when I got the first egg but today I was excited at the size of this egg. 

This picture is of the first egg I got and and the next picture is the one I got today.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Girls

I've had my Golden Comet chickens for 3 weeks now and they are about 20 weeks old.  They haven't started laying eggs yet but I expect them to any day now.  Each day they get out of the chicken house while I do some clean up.  This pic shows them eating under this pine tree -- one of their favorite spots.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The chickens are here

Lordy, I had no idea they would be so big.  They are amazing and I am learning so much.  Of course I caught a cold so I feel like doggie doo but the chicks still get attention.  They aren't laying yet -- maybe another month

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Again it has been a long time since I have posted.  I have ordered 6 Gold Comet pullets from Shook Poultry.  I also hope to get 6 more chicks when I go on September 3 to pick them up.  That will be 12 chickens 16 - 18 weeks old.  I want to show the progress and my journey with chickens since I have never had chickens before.  My neighbor Walter Ford is helping me build the chicken house and I so appreciate his help.  If you are interested in purchasing fresh eggs at $3 per dozen, please let me know.  Picture to come soon!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

It has been a long time

Wow -- with facebook, I hardly ever post on my blog -- but here goes.  My yard is green and looking for it's first mowing.  The garden is plowed but needs tilled.  I hope to have lots of fresh vegetables this year.  I am starting on my scare crow.  I have cleaned up the area for the chicken coop and hope to have lots of chickens and eggs too.  Oh -- I adopted a 14 year old cat -- Woody.