UPDATE: Just had to share that while explaining the terminology for chicken anatomy with a tame hen on my arm, she become very fidgety which was unusual for this bird. Within seconds, she emitted a squawk and an egg shot out of her, forming a perfect arc from the edge of the stage to the floor where it bounced slightly, but did not break! The crowd went wild. Pretty amazing!
I am been a little behind on my new blogging venture of late, but wanted to let people know that I will speaking at the Yard, Garden & Patio show in Portland, OR at the Portland Convention Center this Sunday, February 20 at 11:30a.m.- on what else- "Keeping Chickens in Your Backyard". The talk will be an hour and will be featuring some of the more exotic members of my flock. It is free with admission to the show. The YGP show is a lovely gardening exhibit with great local vendors, display gardens, and expert demonstrations. It's worth checking out if you love plants, gardening, or maybe just want some weekend entertainment. They also feature local wineries. http://ygpshow.com/
New posts will be up shortly about keeping Guinea Fowl, as well as natural treatments for deterring chicken lice (icky!). Recently hatched some Blue Copper Marans, Wheaten Marans, & Wheaten Penedesencas. Eggs for Russian Orloff bantams and frizzled Ameraucana are what's now in the incubator.