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Photo Gallery ~ Summer 2009

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August 24 , 2009 - Life on the Farm

The old girls' feathers look pretty bad. The production gals, especially the Light Brahma needs a new coat! The Barred Rock pictured here also shows tattered feathers.

Marans or Barrerd Rock? The little girl in the 4th photo lays a very dark brown egg and feathers are darker than a Barred Rock, but she has yellow legs and beak. She is extremely friendly and follows me everywhere.

The EE in the final photo is one of two I'm not sure is laying yet.


Light Brahma

Working Girl Feathers

Barred Rock

Cuckoo Marans?

Lovely Easter Egger

July 21, 2009 - Chickens and Eggs

The youngster Sex Links, Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Red and one Easter Egger are laying and all of the eggs are now in the nests. Their small eggs surround a normal egg laid by one of their older flockmates. The 4 remaining Easter Eggers are showing no signs of interest in laying.

It's fun to watch the hens groom themselves. Below, one of the Sex Links contorts herself.

The last picture is a Barred Rock and an Easter Egger kissing. I know they're not really kissing, but doesn't it look like it?


First Week

Sex Link

Grooming

Headless?

Kissing

July 13/14, 2009 - 18 Weeks - First Tinted Egg/Another Tinted and Tiny Brown

One of the Easter Eggers laid the first tinted egg today (7/13). It was in the dropping pit from overnight. Now we just have to teach her to lay during the day, in the nest!

Today (14) the beareded girl was in the nest, but her second egg ended up on the coop floor--closer! We also have another youngster beginning her life's work in a much smaller way but in the nest. I'll have to figure out who did this tiny brown egg.


Blue-green and brown

Mom

7/14-EE and ???

July 2, 2009 - More Summer

Over 100 isn't pleasant for man or beast. The first picture is of most of the girls standing in the shade mouths open trying to cool off. #2 is two of the adorable Easter Eggers posing. The Buff Orpington in almost camouflaged in the dry grass. Finally my two Wyandottes (Columbian cover girl in front, Silver Laced behind). Of the two, the Silver Laced is the production egg layer while the Columbian is just a pretty face who lays small eggs and goes broody a lot.


Hot Chicks

EEs

Buff in Hiding

Wyandottes

June 21, 2009 - Summer

We have had more than our share of summer already. I run a garden sprinkler for the girls to cool them and the ground on 90+ degree days. The older girls don't mind getting wet, but the babies hate it. The water makes a thick cover of weeds and mud they all enjoy digging in when the sprinkler is turned off. Dry spots are dust pits.


Black & White

Blind Buff

Columbian Wyandotte

Dusting

The Easter Eggers (4 of 5 pictured below), have the most interesting feather patterns, and I love their furry cheeks. In 2 or 3 weeks these babies should begin laying. Note on the 'Hot and Sleepy' photo--notice the lower eyelid closes over the eye--the reverse from mammals.


Easter Egger

Barred Rock

Easter Egger


Hot and Sleepy


Easter Egger

Easter Egger

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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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