Mohawka, the silver laced wyandotte

6개월 전

Hey y'all, meet Melissa's new favorite chicken: Mohawka.

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She's a silver laced wyandotte chicken, a heritage breed named for the wyandotte Indian nation that helped the early colonists so much.

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Mohawka is the darkest of our three SLWs. Her sisters are Sylvie, the lightest colored sister, and Lacey, the most patterned.

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These are big ol chikkins, and the internet says they'll lay around four eggs a week. They lay well through winter, but have a slightly broody nature.

Usually a chicken will either lay a whole bunch of eggs for a short time or she'll lay a few eggs for a long time. These are going to be my marathon girls from the sound of it, and they'll be gorgeous birds to have around for a while! I haven't decided yet if I'll tolerate a rooster in my flock again. Of course, it could be up to God and human fallibility and Mohawka could turn out to be a boy... That'll make it easier to tolerate a rooster I think, but if it's up to me, I'm sticking with all girls for a while.

Off to bed! I've got amaranth to plant tomorrow with the full moon and warm soil after today's high temp of 80°F (27°C)! Anyone got some full moon planting plans?

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Nate.


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It was 4C here in the last few days so not really gardening weather, especially with the slight drizzle. But I hope to be able to do a lot more grafting in the weekend!

No planting yet, far too cold, but I hope to clear a little more garden today, when it warms up. Supposed to be 60's....

@porters here on behalf of @NaturalMedicine - Ah! Such beautiful chicks! I see you've got your daily chicken happening again - good to see! I hope they give you plenty of eggs with the wonderful care you give them!

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