Thursday, August 04, 2011

Two Chickens Make A Cozy Nest

 This Buff Orpington and Australorp have snuggled up for a comfortable nights rest.

They were not at all happy to have me snap the flash in their eyes.

I was out in the coop counting chickens when I found them together. I knew there was a hen in the nest, but didn't realize there were two... I kept coming up one short.

So I went and got a flashlight to check out the back of the coop and then found the missing chicken here. Peep A Boo!

A few weeks ago I experimented again with my dutch oven and seasoned and wrapped some chops, set them on a rack and let them slow cook in the dutch oven with the lid on.

Note: there is a metal rack under the foil packages.

They came out fine. I'll have to try that again.

3 eggs today from 14 chickens... two broody.
Poor girls are too warm or too old or?


lisa said...

I just love cooking in my cast iron but I have to say that I like cooking over an open fire even better in it. I sometimes wish I lived on a ranch so I could cook more often like that or went camping more often!!

Lana at said...

Love the chicken cuddly moment! And the Dutch Oven idea is awesome. We have one too and I sure wish I knew how to better use it, at people use to do...


Rain said...

I have a big decline in egg production also-had to buy eggs yesterday--not happy about that!!

euthymic said...

Ooh, the chickens were caught red handed:) Your chops sound quite delicious, best way to cook is nice and slow.

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Michaele said...

My egg production is down a bit also. I thought they were hiding them somewhere, but I think it is just the heat and molt will be here soon.

LindaG said...

I think the heat slows everyone down, but who can say?
Maybe you should share your dutch oven recipes. I need to get a dutch oven.
Love the chicken lid holder! :)

Knatolee said...

I recently found two hens in a nestbox too. Is there something in the air?!!