Have I said lately how much I love my red star chickens? Not only are they egg laying machines . . there’s hardly ever a day I don’t get 6 brown eggs from six red hens, but they are sweet! Really, they love being petted and “talking” to me. The Ameraucanas . . 4 of them and they all lay green to blue eggs. I might get 3 blue eggs per week. Pathetic little whiners those Ameraucanas are! Only one of them (Lynn) is still mean and the other three will let me pet them but they’d just as soon not have anything to do with me. Just different personalities.
In the morning, the chickens all seem so busy. They’re looking for bugs and going about whatever business chickens have each day. Late in the afternoon, they slow down and the red ones are always happy to hop up in the nest and visit with me.
Ruby had something on her mind . . come closer . . let’s talk!
Ever heard the story about the Little Red Hen? I feel like we’re doing all the work and those Easter Eggers are just . . they’re just not producing eggs like we are! Oh, Ruby . . I can’t help it that those Ameraucanas are lazy and not carrying their share of the load around here.
They think they’re so special because they lay those weird green eggs! Oh, Ruby . . you lay more eggs in a week than they do in a month!
They’re worthless, I tell you! Oh, Ruby . . don’t worry. Vince wants to smoke them all but we like you the best so please don’t worry about those lazy, whining, pecking Ameraucanas!
Who would ever having thought keeping peace in the chicken coop would be so difficult? 🙂