Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bawk Bawk Bawk

Chickens are curious creatures.

When I was a child, my paternal grandmother kept chickens.

They scared the wits out of me because they always came nipping at my ankles.

My daughter would love to raise chickens in the countryside.

That is one dream I hope comes true because fresh eggs are the best.

There's no comparing fresh eggs to those bought in the super.

Fresh ones are a deep, almost orange color, not sickly pale yellow.

Fresh ones taste better, too.

Check out this "fluffy" chicken below. 

To tell you the truth, I never saw one like it in my life until I spotted this one!

All the photos of chickens on this post were taken at a 4-H County Youth Fair in Western Massachusetts this month.



Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I've seen some expensive fluffy feathered chickens around here. Folks keep them in their yards and let them roam. I don't know if they think that's free ranging but eating garbage can't be a good thing especially if they plan to eat the chicken at any point. Who knows, perhaps they keep them for the eggs. I just read an article about chickens -- they normally only lay between 10-15 eggs per year in the wild. By domesticating them for food purposes, man has forced hens to lay hundreds in a year. Chickens as pets or on small farms might lead a pretty good life, but for the rest, it's pretty sad. Best wishes, Tammy

Susan said...

Sending out a warm welcome to all new Followers of this blog.

Thank you SO MUCH for choosing to Follow. Hope you stop by frequently.

And for everyone reading this, hope you have a cherished Saturday! Susan

diane.stetson said...

Cute pictures of the chickens Susan. I like them deep fried or roasted and with a side of cole slaw and cranberry sauce!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: fresh eggs are tastier that eggs sold in stores. A I'm afraid of roosters and hens. Keep in touch

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

My daughter and her family raise chickens. The eggs are so delicious. Beautiful photos, my friend. xo Laura

Merlesworld said...

As you know I'm the proud keeper of a hippy chicken who now rules the coop even Angus is respectful.

Stephanie said...

Your chickens are so pretty! My great-grandma had chickens and they were the fluffy kind. She always made me a fired egg for breakfast when I visited her - mmm... so good! You are right, fresh eggs are WAY better than store-bought. Two of my neighbors have chickens so we always get fresh from them.

Enjoy your evening!

Nellie said...

A daughter and son-in-law have a chicken named Cupcake who is really tame and loves to be picked up and petted! She murmurs this sound that I call a "cat purr.":)

marianne said...

My son and daughter in law raise chickens on their farm. They have 36 chickens and a rooster. The eggs are very delicious and their is no comparison to store bought ones!

Great pictures of the chickens at the 4H fair. Very colorful, aren't they?

agatek said...

I have chickens and I am very happy. Fresh eggs are the best. Today, even stroking a brown hen similar to your photo.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't have any stories but I have a lot of friends on the blogs with chickens.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

These are very interesting chickens, so colorful and sooo fluffy. My Mom and Dad raised chickens before I was born-she even plucked them!
Now, thats a job I wouldn't want to do!
Hope your Monday is off to a great start!

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