The Bad Egg

First Day Outside
April 27, 2010, 8:41 pm
Filed under: Chick Pics

Let’s just say The Dog is very interested in the new family members:


Spring Chickens!
April 7, 2010, 6:24 pm
Filed under: Chick Pics, The Experiment

I am definitely one of those people affected by lack of sunlight (called Seasonal Affective Disorder). To put it succinctly, and possibly melodramatically: when I don’t get enough sunlight, my soul darkens. Now that the sun is shining again in Sacramento, I actually have the energy to start this blog up again.  It’s not just me though. Wanda, Frida and Flo understand the need for sunlight too.

Chickens won’t lay eggs unless they get 12-14 hours of sunlight per day. Lots of people add artificial lights to their chicken coops in order to ‘trick’ the chickens into laying eggs like normal, but not us. I know they are not laying eggs as a sign of protest against the sun disappearing. If I were in their shoes I’d be protesting too, so no artificial light. What that means though, is the S.O. and I (and The Dog) have been negotiating over who gets to eat the 4-6 eggs per week we’ve been getting these last few months.

Maybe 4-6 eggs per week seems like a lot of eggs to some of you, but we had been used to about 20 eggs per week. Let me tell you, breakfast has been a bit of a battleground! Well, it could have been if my S.O. hadn’t been nice enough to just let me have the egg when there wasn’t enough for both of us.

Still, the S.O. and I have been going through withdrawals and The Dog, well, The Dog is not happy that he’s gone without eggs for months.

There’s only one acceptable solution to a problem like this–meet Mildred, Gerty and Stella!

Birth-date February 25th, 2010. More pics and updates soon 🙂