Chickens in the yard

 

September 15, 2008

 

One of the new chicks perched on an old pool ladder we have in the pen.

 

 

Poor Drumstick, she's lost most of her feathers! She's molting, growing her winter feathers. Everytime she shakes, feathers fly everywhere. I guess she's going to need some sun block soon!

September 6, 2008

 

Sparrow built a chicken excluder fence to keep the big birds away from the chick feed!

New chicks, out in the pen and ready to grow!

August 14, 2008

More chickens in the coop. Our hen, Rose got broody and wanted to sit on some eggs, so I let her. The result is 8 new chicks! Here's a couple pictures. She's sitting on a couple of more eggs as well so our chicken population is growing...

 

 

They sure are cute! 3 of the 8 new chicks.

 

 

 

2007 Chicken Pictures

chicks

There be chickens in the bathtub! Feb 21, 2007 I got my first 10 chicks. I'm brooding them in my 6 foot diameter garden bathtub in the master bathroom. I purchased 6 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Americanas. The Americanas are also known as Easter Eggers because they can lay eggs that are blue, green, yellow etc.

chicks

March 29, 2007 I picked up 4 new chicks to make up for the 3 I'd lost over the last week. The new chicks are one each of: Buff Orpington, Black Australorp, Barred Rock and a Buff Cochin. That'll make 11 chickens in the pen when they're all grown up.

 chicken standing in henhouse

Chickens are out of the bathtub! Here they're getting used to their new coop!

chicken yard

Here's the chicken yard, with the netting over the top to prevent any  hawks from eating my chickens. 


hand feeding the chickens

Offering up some table scraps of carrot shavings. They seem to really like them!

Chickens in the brooder

3 weeks old

Eating at the feeder

Eating at the feeder

chicken hanging out

This hen is just hanging out

Chicken being held by me

They love to be held and have their heads scratched!

Chickens sitting on a lawn chair

Any place they can find to sit, they sit.

bunch of chickens, resting under the hen house

Resting under the coop!

A nice safe place to catch a nap.

Flying up to a mommy perch

 

I make a nice perch I guess. Here's one flying up to visit!

Debbie with a shoulder full of chickens

Made it up!

May 2007 Chicken Pictures

 

Chicken says,

Comb is starting to grow.

Chicken Says,

Just hanging out.

That's one pretty bird!

Chicken Says,

July 3, 2007

Our First Egg!

My First Egg!

I checked the hen house this afternoon, and look what I found! Our very first chicken egg. It's a bit on the small side, but I'm sure that'll change.

July 16, 2007

Our Rooster, that was supposed to be a hen

One of our hens ended up being a rooster, so I guess our eggs won't be Kosher! (Eggs get pulled out and put in the fridge as soon as they're laid anyway)

August 3, 2007

Green Egg!

"I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am!"

Multi coloured eggs

A days eggs, showing a pale blue and green egg in the mix!

January 24, 2008 Finds Henry perched on the handrail to the wheelchair ramp!

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