Saturday, December 13, 2008

Red Ear Lobes

Here is a fun chicken fact for you: In general, chickens with white ear lobes lay white eggs, and chickens with red ear lobes lay brown eggs.

Here at the farm we have 9 Rhode Island Red chickens. Usually each hen produces a brown egg daily. They make nice pets for other reasons too. During the day the birds circle the yard eating insects, and hopefully creating noise to ward off rattlesnakes. 

Check back with me next spring when the rattlesnakes wake up. I'm sure to have stories and pictures of this other 'not so welcome' critter that also calls this land home.

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