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June 29, 2017 - 7 weeks

At 7 weeks it's pretty clear we have a rooster in the henhouse. One of the Andalusians has a huge comb and wattles already turning red. I will wait a little longer, but he will be making a trip to the feed store where they will sell him.

The 2 polish look nearly identical (only a mother--me--can tell the difference!). Poor dears really can't see so I'll probably trim a few feathers around their eyes before they join the hens.


Blue Andalusian girl

Blue Andalusian Roo

4 little girls

Mottled Houdan

Houdan meets a big girl

Golden Laced Polish

Golden Laced Polish

Golden Laced Polish
 

June 18, 2017 - 5 weeks - Babies move outside

We've had some horrible heat this week so I moved the chicks out of the brooder to the baby pen sooner than usual. They are mostly feathered now and still sleep in a huddle so can keep each other warm if the night temps drop.


Chicks can see the big girls

Andalusian roo?

Blue Andalusians

Blue Andalusians

Mottled Houdan

Golden Laced Polish

Golden Laced Polish

Golden Laced Polish

Couldn't resist the duck!

June 2, 2017 - 3 weeks and gawky

Chickens start out so cute and then they grow up.


Blue Andalusian

Mottled Houdan

Golden Laced Polish

May 10, 2017 - New Babies

The plan was to get Blue Andalusians and Golden Laced Polish (both new) and another Mottled Houdan in the hope of getting one who isn't as broody as the one I already have.

The plan also included Speckled Sussex and Welsummers the following week, but on May 17 someone bought ALL the Welsummers before I arrived and the Sussex didn't ship. Must be a sign that 5 is enough for this year.

So half of the plan worked. I got 2 each of the Blue Andalusians and Golden Laced Polish in case I get a rooster.


5 little puffs

Blue Andalusian

Blue Andalusians

Mottled Houdan

Same Mottled Houdan

Golden Laced Polish

Golden Laced Polish
   

April 24, 2017 - Spring!

Big girls enjoying the lush spring grass. Plenty of rain this winter made their pasture a fun place to photograph them too.


Buff Orpington

Can you see me now?

Black Sex Link

Another Black Sex Link

Easter Egger

Mottled Houdan

Silver Laced Wyandotte

Easter Egger
 

January 16, 2017 - Molting

The duck loves this black sex link hen--even when she has no feathers!

blacks


Now || 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!

(Click thumbnails for enlargements--Scroll to the bottom for first entry on this page)

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