- Creekside Gardener
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May 7, 2013
Our feeder was a bit crowded, but a treat for us to see Pine Siskins, Black headed Grosbeaks and a male Rose breasted Grosbeak. This is the first time we have seen the rose breasted one here and it was a welcome sight.Lovely color in the garden.
April 22, 2013
It is so amazing how a hen tell her chicks what to do with every cluck and chipping sound. She teaches them to eat, drink, scratch, take dust baths, run for cover and many other lessons of life.
Happy Earth Day to all - and remember, "Listen to your Mother".
April 14, 2013
This is our hen "Morgan". She's a cross between a Delaware and Americana. Morgan flies over and gets out of all our pens, even the ones with netting on top. She flies and then crawls out via holes or gaps whenever she wants. She's certainly a favorite of ours and we think she is smarter than the rest. She went broody about 3 weeks ago. A neighbor gave us 9 fertile eggs for her and today they are starting to hatch. He told me to always put an uneven number of eggs under a sitting hen. Never heard that one before! Since I always use an incubator, I decided to let her sit on 7 and today is day 20 - the first big chicks has hatched. It was out of its shell and dry within an hour. More to follow...