The Cobble Hill Coop Girls out for a stroll

Oliver and Emerson basking in the sun

Oliver and Emerson supervising Grandma while cooking Easter dinner

Sam's egg in a found bird nest

Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

Easter dinner
It was an absolutely beautiful weekend in our neck of the woods.  The snow was almost completely melted by Sunday.

With the weather so nice we decided to enjoy it by taking the dogs to the State Park for a walk.  Apparently Emerson's been spending too much time on the couch this winter because about halfway through our walk Oliver started running in circles trying to get him to chase him and Emerson laid down.  Right there in the middle of the walk.  He was finished.  I picked him up and carried him a little ways then coaxed him to finish.  He slept like a baby for the next few hours.

Sunday we loaded the boys up again, but this time to go to my mom's house for Easter dinner, and poor Emerson started shaking.  I think he thought he was going for another of those walks.  When we pulled into my mom's driveway you could almost see the sense of relief wash across his face.  At Grandma's house you get to lick the mashed potato beaters and eat cookies.  No walking necessary!

The coop girls had such a great time this weekend.  Our egg production is up to about a dozen a day.  A couple of the younger girls' legs are still bright yellow so I'm not so convinced they're laying yet.  {once they start laying consistently their leg color turns to a very light yellow}  We also believe a couple of the older girls may have thrown in the egg laying towel and have retired.

Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend!


daisy g said...

So good to see the snow has melted and you're on your way to spring.
That bread looks amazing!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Heidi said...

I was wondering, how old would they be when they begin to stop laying?

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks Daisy!
Heidi - chickens usually start slowing their egg laying around the age of 2 and can stop laying completely between the ages of 2 and 5.