It is my pleasure to introduce you to my eight laying hens.
Most days Olga, Pearl, and Flossie are hard at work. Flossie is always sitting on her nest. She takes her job very seriously. A signature breakfast entree, "Flossie's Eggs on the Rails", is named after her. The recipe was chosen from state-wide entries that is featured on the label of a CD of relaxing instrumental music titled “Bed & Breakfast Mornings and Beyond”, so she has made a name for herself. Opal is always first to the daily afternoon treats of fruit and veggie scraps. Henny Penny is too busy worrying about the sky falling down to get down to the business of laying eggs. She paces back and forth... usually in the vicinity of the chicken wire enclosure entrance/exit gate. Cora is somewhat of a rebel.... the last to go in the coop at night. Lastly, Phoebe... She eats way more than her share. I have needed to make additional trips to purchase organic chicken feed from a local farmer who travels to Wadena and returns with a truckload of bags at a time. What dark orange yolks are produced from the organic feed and the free-roaming lifestyle that my flock of chickens enjoy!
Flossie is in her nest, as usual. Olga, Pearl, and Phoebe are deciding which nesting box to hunker down in today. Edith is still outside chatting with her girlfriends.