Jasmine went broody July 2nd, https://mygardenmychickens.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/broody-hen-and-other-stuff/. We tried ice packs and then just pushed her out of the nesting box. She would stay out for a while and then run back in. She lost a lot of weight and her comb is a sick looking pale pink, not the red that it was. After 40 days of this I decided after everyone else has laid their egg for the day, I would push Jasmine out and close up the coop. This worked. Or, she was just ready to stop. She was broody till August 18th, 48 days. She is now eating better and not broody BUT, she is molting. Jack had destroyed many of her feathers so this should be a good thing, but, she isn’t laying yet. She needs to produce feathers not eggs at this point.
Broody and molting, two more things, I didn’t know about. CHICKENS!!!
August 4th was the First anniversary of our first egg. Care of Jasmine. The total number of eggs produced from our 5 hens for the year is……………..1675. That is a lot of eggs.
I posted a mystery flower picture, https://mygardenmychickens.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/end-of-june-garden-up-date/, in this post and no one made any guesses. With that success I will do it again. Anybody know what this flower is?
I made a very short video of Ini when she was in the big house after the fox attack but I don’t know how to post it. Will ask for help and try again later.
I don’t always read all of the information about things, like directions or seed descriptions. I ordered an organic cucumber seed this year called Silver slicer or something like that. Well, after cucumbers started to form I wondered if they were alright, they didn’t look right. So I went back and read the seed description. This is what they look like.
They taste fine. I made my cold cucumber soup with them. These leeks, the first of the year, were also used in the soup recipe.
I got a late start with my squash seedlings this year and didn’t know if I would get any. The summer squash didn’t do very well, two Patti pan squashes and no others. But my pumpkin and Butternut squash look real promising.
That’s enough for now.