Chicken Update

Spring is coming!!!
Well, we still have a couple feet of snow on the ground, but hey, ya gotta start somewhere! The past couple days have lingered around fifty degrees, and the snow is just starting to soften up. Its about time.

the snow and the coop, which used to be an outhouse.
the snow and the coop, which used to be an outhouse.

So as many of you know, last May we moved to Massachusetts, leaving the three left of our original flock with friends.

mama jump

Big Mama, Dusty, and…

why, hello

Mrs. Fuzzy Faced Beast.
AKA Tequila.

dusty

Dusty died over the summer. ):
But Mama and Tequila are still doing fine.

Last fall though, we got a new flock.


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We got eight birds, two easter egg layers:
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photo 3 (34)They don’t really have official names but I call them Runaway (for obvious reasons) and The New Fuzzy Faced Beast.

Two golden laced wyondots (anyone know how that’s spelled?):
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Both of which ended up being roosters. Nice. I don’t have good names for the either, because we don’t know if they’ll end up being dinner or whatever, so its the rooster with the collar and the rooster without a collar.

Two rhode island reds,
photo 2 (62)photo 2 (63)Which don’t have any names at all because no one can tell them apart.

Then we had two golden ones, one of which was a rooster, and, to say it in a nicer way, he tasted good. (;

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But the golden one we have left is super friendly and adorable.

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Awwwwwwwwww, rooster protecting his girl from the iphone camera!!!!!!!

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And there’s always the chicken with the beard and lazer eyes.

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Who’s fun to take pictures of.

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And some of the girls started laying! We are in the process of teaching them to lay in the nesting boxes, so the grosser ones are off the floor, and the perfect clean ones are from the boxes. I’m also trying to figure out who’s been laying, I know Runaway has, she layed that clean green one in the back, and I’m pretty sure the other green one is from Fuzzy Face, but the others I’m still not sure about.

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One more thing: notice the feathers missing from around the top of Runaway’s neck? I’m pretty sure someone’s been picking on her, but I’m not sure who, and I cant stand out there and watch them all the time, so I don’t know how to stop it from happening. Anyone know any tricks?

Till next time….

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MELT

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