The Secret Chicken

stories of a secret chicken

Yay! for Buttercup!


Our Sicilian Buttercup is the only chicken we have that lays white eggs, so it’s been pretty obvious that she hasn’t been laying all winter. She did some molting a couple weeks ago, so I guess she’s ready to start – we got our first white egg of the season today.

Better yet, she’s a fantastic poser:

I think it’s Turken’s turn to molt, now. I have read that they are supposed to molt in the fall, but my chickens are living life on the edge – breaking all the rules. Damn straight.

You can do this:


Or this: