Sunday, September 23, 2012

Claiming and naming

Brian met the Golden Girls for the first time yesterday afternoon, and immediately latched on to the Easter Egger. He wanted to name her Morgan – after his favorite who died. I encouraged him to give this one her own special name, so he decided on Goldilocks. I like it! I didn't like his choices for the Buffs, so I helped a little there; they are now christened Gilda and Brassy (the latter has the bigger comb). Brian graciously said they could be mine. :-)

And look at yesterday's haul (minus one I picked up later)! The upper left egg was in the pullet's "protective custody" pen . . . maybe the other girls were inspired to keep up appearances?

That's it for yesterday from . . .

9 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

That'a a nice haul.

Michelle said...

I was delighted!

Michelle said...

P.S. Did you have any trouble commenting? I tried to make it easier for people by removing the word verification, and ever since I did that I've gotten FEWER comments. I'm wondering if I screwed something up!

Nissa Annakindt said...

Well, I appreciate the lack of word verification as the new WV is hard to read. I love your little graphic with the 'Boulderneigh' name on it, by the way.

Susan said...

What a lovely chicken, Goldilocks is! I love the different hues in the eggs. And THANK you for removing the WV!

Michelle said...

Thanks, Nissa -- and welcome! I haven't seen you here before, and it's always nice to see new names!

Ruth Dixon said...

I love the way you encouraged Brian to give Goldilocks her own name. So very important to help children realize that. I have 6 hens, 1 roo, 3 youngsters and 1 four day old chick and only 2 have names. Maybe now that my flock is manageable I should christen the rest.

Sharon said...

Sweet choice. They look like Easter eggs.

Laura said...

That's a good haul! I had 7 when I got home yesterday (from over the weekend), including a very dark Maran egg. I think they're all kicking into gear - need to get the light back up!!