1 month ago
Since having Easton, my feed has become primarily about her (duh!), which I love, but I wanted to highlight some of the other little loves in my life! Each month during 2019, I'll be featuring one of my 4 (or 2) legged loves!
To kick us off, here is Eloise! We debated naming her Tina Turner, but Eloise stuck! She is a Sultan chicken. Her breed originated from Turkey and they are mostly used as ornamental (I mean, look how cute she is... and that hair!!! Totally makes sense!) She's about 1/4 the size of our other chickens. For that reason, she's the bottom of the pecking order. The bigger birds pick on her. While she spends her days free ranging, she keeps to herself and even gets her own indoor sleeping arrangements (lucky cluck!). She's one week older than Easton, and even though I was super pregnant, when I saw her, I knew I HAD to have her! Her eggs are tiny but delicious! She lays about 50 eggs a year. She's by far our friendliest chicken and will let you hold her whenever you want! We love our sweet Eloise so much!
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