|Miss Leghorn "Peace" and "Daisy" is her sister|
2011 will forever be in our minds as the "Year of the Chicken" ~ it was our first try at incubating our own chickens and also my Mom surprised the girls with an order of 25 mixed bantam/heritage chicks in the mail!
|Miss Daffodil ~ an Americauna hen. |
Don't let the beard fool you, she's a hen!
|"Brownie" the rooster that used to be brown.|
Thought he was BB English, but he must be Leghorn.
|"Rocky" the Partridge Cochin Rooster. He's the runt.|
|"Fluffy Bum" ~ need I say more?|
We hatched her ~ ISA Brown/ Buff Orpington
|The ISA Brown/ Buff Orpington cross we hatched|
|Fun way to spend the afternoon|
|Fresh hay in their nests|
|Fresh water is very important ~ never let them run out.|
|Moving nests into another pen.|
|They like to double up. These are the Cochins.|
|Sawing a door between the 2 pens. This can be closed in spring|
when we separate the broody hens from the others.
|Rosie the Partridge Cochin ~ the mate for Rocky|
|Into the nest!|
|Nothing like a good dust bath|
|Ahhh "Crystal" the White Silkie|
|Feathered feet, black skin, blue ears and lots of FLUFF|
|Starting to get comfy for the night|
|"Snowball" and "Crystal" like to stick together|