Monday, March 24, 2008

Chicken Coop

Seven nesting boxes line one wall. The hen nesting is a Rhode Island Red, Butterscotch, and the Polish is Bethany the one-winged chicken!
The other Polish, Whoopi, is eating from our hanging feeder.
Our White Rock rooster, Cole, had to be separated from Bruiser and Fabio (for their sake...) and the hens, because he's so huge. But he's as gentle as can be.......just big.

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Chicken Coop

This is a picture of our chicken coop. The blooming tree is a Bradford Pear. On each side is a run; one holds the hens/Silkies & Old English, the other holds our big White Rock rooster, Cole.
This is Bella the Ameraucana hen. She lays at least one green egg every day.
We keep our food/scratch in metal trash cans to keep it safe. Look closely behind the bigger can. What is it? The Silkie hen, Paris!
This is the Silkie rooster, Fabio. He is so full of himself!

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

More Chicks

I just ordered 31 new chicks!! Well, maybe 32...not sure. That kicks it up to 37 or 38 total!! But we're only keeping 12. The rest are Americauna's that we'll raise for my grandpa. I'm so psyched about it!!! Check back later; I'll post tons of pics on this blog and my new one: TTYL!!

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Co-op Chicks

Today we went to the local Co-op for some layer feed and guess what we saw there? Little baby chicks!! They were SOOOO super cute. There were Black Sex Links, Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire Reds, and Barred Rocks. The sign said they were all pullets and I would have loved to get some, but our other chicks are coming on March 24, so they would be too old. Oh well. Maybe antother time. Well, later!


Monday, February 11, 2008

Updated List

Alright, this is the newly updated list. We're PRETTY sure about all the genders!

Americana's: Bella(F), Skittles(M)

White Rock: Cole(M), Bundle(F)

Cornish: Athena(F)

Polish: Whoopi(F), Bethany(F)

Rhode Island Red: Maria(F), Crissy(F), Lena(F), Butterscotch(F), Bridgett(F)

Silkie: Paris(F), Fabio(M)

Silver-Laced Wyndottes: Mi-mi(F), Sylvia(F), Synthia(F)

Delaware: Annie(F)

Unknown: Brittany(F), Bruizer(M) [It turns out, Brittany & Bruizer aren't Old English Game Bantams...)

Well, as you can see, we now have 20 chickens in all. We're going to get 6 more Americana's through 4-H in late March. YAY!! I'm so happy!!!