Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Laverne Is Back In Action!

My friend, Kristine, said she had never seen a chicken recover from being egg bound. Well, now she has. It took Laverne 2 full months to get well. During half of that time she was very ill. I thought I would lose her. The first couple of weeks she pushed out 2 very soft shelled eggs (one actually had no shell, just a sac). Then she went another month before pushing out 2 more very soft shelled eggs. After which she molted. But her tail has been up of late and she has been vigorous. Still no eggs, though. So yesterday I gave her a stern talking to and told her she needed to stop being so lazy or she would get a one way ticket to freezer camp. I should've threatened her earlier because today I was surprised to find 3 perfect eggs in the nest. Since I only have 3 hens I know they are all now laying. I am so happy that Lovely Laverne is back to her old self. Laverne's egg is that darker brown one at the top.

Yesterday I harvested this year's lavender crop. This is from my Munstead plants. Smells wonderful. It has been tied into bundles and is hanging in my closet to dry.

I have a new hair bun style to show you. This is called a Chinese Bun. I thought it appropriate to form it around a chopstick. You can get a pair of those chopsticks at the Tacoma Cost Plus World Market for $1.99.


NewlyAwakened said...

Love the bun and glad your gal is doing better! 3-4 of my pullets are now hens and laying their tiny eggs. They are only 4 1/2 months old! Couldn't be happier and my little one was soooo surprised to find a tiny pile of eggs instead of just the one big egg that he finds every day. Soon he'll need a basket!

crazihippichic said...

Glad your girls are laying. You're going to have eggs coming out of your ears. When all 3 of mine are going, I get enough eggs for my family, and some to sell. That way the chickens pay for themselves.

I have a link to the tutorial for that bun. Just click on the words "Chinese Bun" in the post. It's very easy to do, doesn't pull your scalp hair, and stays put nicely. I did have to use a spin pin to secure one of my straggly ends.