Permaculturing in Portugal

One family's attempts to live in a more planet-friendly way

Easter egg

The first of the chickens laid her first egg today!

The culprit was obvious. It was the larger of the two Cochin-Pescoço pelado crossbreeds, who’s been looking ready to lay any moment for around a fortnight now. Her ‘sister’ might be ready soon if only she could get used to living on a slope and keep her feet for longer. It’s quite comic watching her skiting about the pen, wings flapping, every time she puts a foot down and it lands lower than she expects it to. As for the two green legs, their combs are reddening up nicely, even if they’re still comparatively undeveloped.

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