My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Chick Update

Earl Junior

The chicks hatched August 1 are getting pretty big. Looks like there are 4 boys and 2 girls.

One boy looks a lot like his daddy, Earl. And he acts just like him when Earl was younger, kind of bossy and not very gentlemanly. In fact when Earl was younger I really didn't like him much, but as he got a little older he mellowed out and now he's pretty nice.

In the next picture  Junior has his head down and you can see his markings. He might not end up with as much grey on him as Earl, though.

Easter Egger boys

In this second picture standing up is the boy I will probably keep. He is the heavy weight of the hatch and has a nice chest already.

The two girls are the mostly white one standing up in the back of this picture and the buff and white chick hiding behind here.

The white girl has very faint grey and gold markings coming in and I think she is going to be very pretty when she grows up.

This breeding was to try and get more gold and grey patterned girls like their mother because I think she is really pretty. (Well not right at the moment though, she is in a terrible molt right now!) I'll be breeding these three back to their parents when they grow up and hopefully the next generation will give me the color I'm after.


  1. Earl Junior is so colorful already. I went back to see what Earl looks like and he is a beauty! This is my first year with chickens and I have two Easter Eggers pullets that look very different from each other. The more I learn about them, the more I like them. I can’t wait to see what your girls look like as they mature.

  2. Interesting that Earl Junior is like Earl Senior in personality. I wonder if he will also mellow out! You are getting a nice variety of chickens. Nancy