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Easter Eggs!

Posted by on April 16, 2006 in Chickens

Thanks, girls!

And if you’re in the mood for some truly fancy organic dyed easter eggs, (I know, Easter is over, this information would have been useful a week ago), check out this great article on all-natural egg dyes made of spinach, berries, cabbage and more.

Oh, and someone asked what chicken scratch was. Good question! It’s a mixture of hard, whole grains like corn and wheat that chickens absolutely love to eat. You can’t feed it to them all the time–this is like candy to them, not a balanced meal–but as a bribe or a reward it’s great. I think the reason it’s called “scratch” is that you can toss a handful of it on the ground and they love scratching around for it. We use chicken scratch to round the girls up after they’ve been free-ranging and put them back in their run. They will follow a handful of scratch anywhere. Posted by Picasa

1 Comment

  1. Amy — just found your Blog via Gardening How-To. Brava!
    I, too, have chickens — I have ten crazy hens, Marshall the alpha male rooster, and Randy — the world’s horniest rooster.
    My girls are Ameraucana, so I get pretty pastel Easter Eggs every day! I sell my extra eggs at the local Farmer’s Market on Thursday nights.
    Just wanted to say “love your blog”