My friend Bob has a smallish farm near Wilsonville with some cattle and a couple of layabout llamas. For years, we've talked about how much we'd love a source of fresh eggs, but there had been some resistance from his wife. Now he's built a beautiful coop and a huge run, incorporating it into his Labs' kennel (no coyotes coming around there!) and yesterday the first batch of babies arrived. Won't be the last bunch, either; Bob's already starting to get a funny look in his eye when he pages through the guide to chickens. Four varieties here, including Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, Araucanas and Leghorns.
At any rate, I've invested funds in the chicken ranch because I loooooooooove eggs and fresh farm eggs from happy chickens who get to scratch and nibble all day are the best eggs of all.
(Photo by Bob Truhn)
More chicken photos here! Photos by me.