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April 18 , 2008 - The rooster has left the building...

At 10 weeks there was no doubt that one of the Light Brahmas was a fella. The feed store where I bought him was kind enough to take him back--they will sell him to someone who wants a started cockerel. Brahmas are slow to mature and very docile so he won't make much of a fryer or a fighter. He'll have to get by on good looks!

And then there were 13--all girls I'm almost certain. As for culling the flock, I'm finished for now. There is one Buff Orpington that appears to be blind in one eye. This condition is not contageous, she is getting on fine with the others, and she finds the food and water just fine with one eye. Her biggest problem is that I can sneak up on her! Now we'll just see if she can lay eggs.

They have another new outdoor pen--see the 'Coop' tab for more on this. Below are pictures of them enjoying additional space and some weeds (which they will wipe out in a matter of days!). They love to sun themselves--it looks like dead birds as they lay on their sides and sometimes spread their wings.


Pass the tanning oil...


Barred Rocks behind bars

Yummy bugs

Little pullets

April 4 , 2008 - 2 months old already!

I'm pretty certain now we have a rooster in our flock. The one Light Brahma I was worried about now has a comb and wattles coming in and coloring up while the rest of the chicks don't. And his feet are huge and thickly feathered compared to his dainty sibling. I haven't heard any crowing so I'm still watching.

The Silver Laced Wyandotte's feather pattern seems to be coming in slowly. She is still very black, but the lovely white lacing around the black feathers is beginning to appear on her breast feathers.

My buddy Barred Rock still seems to like me even after I clipped her flight feathers. She and the friendliest Black Australorp decided to fly up to roost on top of the coop's dog run panel. Chickens on Fetler Farm have to do as I say and I say they belong in the coop at night for their own protection. Clipping flight feathers from one wing seems to be keeping these two down on the roosts I've provided for their beds!

They quickly mowed their 10'x10' outdoor run. They look so cute sticking thir heads through the fence to peck the grass outside. Pictured below inspecting the other side is the Columbian Wyandotte.

And finally, their feathers have replaced all their down except a few tufts on their heads--see the Rhodie below. They all have cute little furry butts that they will always have.


Looks like a boy!


Silver Laced Wyandotte

Barred Rock

The grass is greener...

Rhodie

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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