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What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

The chicken of course.  You didn't know that?  Whew!!  :) The Dharma Chicks have begun to lay.  PZC recently purchased 10 hybrid pullets.  Pullets are young hens ready to begin laying.  Our pullets are a cross between Rhode Island Reds and the high-strung White Leggins; both breeds are excellent layers.  We had found one egg yesterday and another this morning.  This has generated a great deal of excitement at the Center.  Each find has been followed by "Whoop!  Whoop! Whoop!"  by delighted Sangha members. What determines the size of the egg is the chicken's age.  The older the hen, the larger the eggs.  ...

Hybrid Pullets Arrive at Providence Zen Center

Pullets are young hens which have just begun to lay eggs. The Center had ordered 10 Hybrid Pullets which are a cross between White Leggins and Rhode Island Reds. White Leggins are probably the most prolific egg-laying chickens but are high strung and nervous. Rhode Island Reds are good layers - although not as good as White Leggins - but are more even-tempered birds. The young hens are rust color with some white feathers, and the same hybrid breed as the newly-hatched chicks that the Center purchased 3 weeks ago. The Center's Chicken Project has been a wonderful example of the Centers "Together Action." John Violette of Fairhaven, MA, ...

Why Did the Chickens Cross the Road?

To come to the Providence Zen Center where they can live in a humane, cage-free environment.  PZC has purchased chicks, affectionately dubbed the Dharma Chicks, which will be raised on the grounds and eventually provide eggs to supplement our food budget.  They will be joined shortly by pullets (young laying hens) which will provide eggs immediately for the kitchen.  The chickens are hybrids, a cross between Rhode Island Reds and White Leggins.  They are laying hens bred to produce eggs rather than supply meat.  George will be building a predator-safe Chicken Coop and Darlene Demers will lend her artistic talents to paint and decorate ...