Saturday, September 05, 2009

My First Egg!

Today one of my hens laid an egg! It is the first egg I have seen from any of my 10 hens. I am so excited! I have been waiting for months for them to start laying. Now they will be paying for their keep!


While I am posting pictures I thought I'd post one the baddest rooster on the yard.


He is only about 5 months old and he is HUGE. He is a Black Giant or Jersey Giant. They build their frame for six months and then put on weight. He'll be around 15 pounds when he is fully grown. He is absolutely stunning. When the sunlight hits him he is as green as a glass sprite bottle.



4 comments:

Nick said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I've seen a GLASS sprite bottle.

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Loretta, our ducks have been laying eggs..and it's kinda exciting. However, they have not hatched out any babies.

Loretta Nall said...

Debbie,

I have two beautiful ducks that I want to get rid of. They are both male and they are very mean to my chickens. Interested?