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Photo Gallery ~ Spring 2011

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June 18, 2011 - Chicks Day 3

The huddle. They still flee from me, but warm up after I sit still for a few minutes.


Blond2

Barred Rock

Brown2

Chip2

Guinea

Lemon2

Yum, corn!

Stripe2

June 17, 2011 - Chicks Day 2

The huddle. Bravery is gone and they don't trust me anymore. When I go in they scramble over each other to get to the farthest corner of the brooder.


The huddle

The big girls are cute too. Here they are posing after I've been ignoring them in favor of the 'kids.' The Easter Egger in the first portrait used to have black feathers in her cheeks and beard--guess chickens gray like humans. The Barred Rock is called Number 1--her leg band. She is VERY friendly.


Very Friendly EE

Resting Easter Egger

Barred Rock

Sex Link

Silver Laced Wyandotte

Rhode Island Red

June 16, 2011 - Chicks!

Twelve adorable puffs moved from the feed store into the brooder today. Six Easter Eggers and six Barred Rocks--my two favorite breeds.

I'm naming the EEs again so I can see what color they are in full plumage. Poor Barred Rocks don't get many photos because they all look alike! One of the EEs looks like a Guinea Hen keet, therefore her name. The rest are the same or similar in color to previous babies so I'll be comparing them to their namesakes. (Find the earlier color comparison pages here.)


Barred Rock

Sleeping Rocks

Blond2

Brown2

Chip2

Guinea

Lemon2

Stripe2

May 13, 2011 - Bad Luck on Friday the 13th

I found one of the Easter Eggers dead on the floor of the coop today. No sign of foul play. Just another sad day on the farm. We will miss this youngster (named Brownspot for color comparison) from last summer. She didn't quite make it to her first birthday.


Baby 6/3/10

8 weeks

8 months

Adult

May 4, 2011 - A Happy Ending

On April 7, 2009 I reported that I was culling a Black Australorp because she was so determined to be broody. I gave her to a young woman I was going to school with and fully expected the hen would be Easter dinner that year. Well today I got a message with a photo of that hen. She is doing the job she was made for--broodiness. Here she is with a group of 14 chicks she hatched from hatching eggs purchased for her.


Broody and brood

April 23, 2011 - Second Broody

Blind Chick the Buff Orpington who is blind in one eye is broody. Last summer she was so determined, I let her stay on her makeshift nest on the coop floor. This year I will cull her when the laying season is over.


Broody

Broody

April 15, 2011 - First Broody

One of the Rhode Island Reds is broody--the first of the season. She fluffs up her feathers and kind of growls when I approach. I think she looks like a turkey when she does this!


Broody Hen

Turkey?

Normal shape behind

March 27, 2011 - Spring at Last

Still cloudy today, but the sun is on its way for the rest of this week. Here are some pictures of the girls grazing in the grass of their enclosure. Its hard to get pictures of them out there because they usually run to follow me, getting too close for my camera to focus on them.


Black Australorp

Barred Rock

Rhode Island Red

Lovely Girls

Easter Egger

Grass and Bugs

Life is Good

Sex Link from Above

Now || 2017 || 2016 || 2015
Fall 2014 || Summer 14 || Spring 14 (ducklings!) || Winter 13-14 (chicks!)
Fall 2013 || Summer 13 || Spring 13 || Winter 12-13 (chicks!)
Fall 2012 || Summer 12 || Spring 12 (chicks!) || Winter 11-12
Fall 2011 || Summer 11 || Spring 11 (chicks!) || Winter 10-11
Fall 2010 || Summer 10 (chicks!) || Spring 10 (chicks!) || Winter 09-10
Fall 2009 || Summer 09 || Spring 09 || Winter 08-09 (chicks!)
In the Beginning:
Fall 2008 || 6 Months || 5 Months || 4 Months || Weeks 11-12
Weeks 7-10 || Week 6 || Week 5 || Week 4 || Week 3 || Week 2 || Chicks!

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