This past week was highlighted by the meeting at the Zoning Commission on my petition to legalize chickens in town. The Commission has agreed with me unanimously that chickens ought to be permitted as a matter of right in residential neighborhoods! They are setting up a committee, which will include farming, agriculture and poultry experts, to craft language to amend the zoning regulations. BIG win for backyard chickens!! My argument to the Zoning Commission was taped live and can be viewed here.

Windy (Blue Splash Marans hen) is still keeping a close watch on her adoptive babies, Spartacus and the Polish Crested peeps.
This Frizzled Polish Crested chick still needs a name.

In other big news this week: Iris (an Olive Egger pullet) went broody for the first time and accepted 10 chicks as her own, which I hatched in an incubator.

With her vibrant, copper feathers, Vera (Red Sex Link pullet) is the autumn poster chick

Buff Orpington pullet, inspecting the day’s haul. As everyone eases out of their molt, I’m finally getting blue Ameraucana eggs again. I can’t even remember the last time I saw a blue egg in the nest boxes!

Freida (White Silkie hen) and Rachel, (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) enjoy the waning days of autumn. 
Thanks for joining me and have a great weekend!
Rachel Divider