This big guy is a Lavender Orpington rooster. I absolutely love this breed. He and the hen (in front of him) are well mannered, large, beautifully feathered, and good tempered. They aren't flighty or aggressive at all. Ted can lift him right off his roost at night without getting pecked or kicked. This guy is … Continue reading Lavender Orpingtons
We've had a Mama on eggs for the past three weeks, and Saturday morning, they started hatching! We found a low sided leftover Amazon box and bought a new bag of pine shavings Saturday afternoon, and we moved Mama and her babies and eggs into it that evening. She didn't peck Ted - not even … Continue reading New chicks!
The chickens had visitors today!
Ted was able to push the opossum back under the fence (the same spot where it came in), and it played dead the entire time. He walked all the way back to the garage and got the snow shovel, and it still played dead. He put it in the snow shovel and carried it all … Continue reading The chickens had visitors today!
Ted went to lock up the chickens and wouldn't let the girls go. They've been staring intently at the door since he went out.
...enjoying the sunshine.
Why yes…that is a chicken in my kitchen window
I heard a kerfluffle Sunday and turned around to see THIS in my kitchen window. I have no idea what possessed this chicken to fly ten feet off the ground to peer inside at me...but...well...here we are.
I was doing dishes Saturday afternoon, looking out the kitchen window, when I saw a flash of a red tail on the other side of the fence and thought a rooster got loose. Then a second later, it came out from behind the brush, and it was a fox! It went all around the two … Continue reading Fox!
Meat chicks, day 9
I'm horrible with posting their pics daily! These chicks have grown a TON in just nine days! They're like little dinosaurs! I cannot believe I didn't take the pics daily. Looking at them day in and day out, it didn't seem like they were growing all that much until I took one out to take … Continue reading Meat chicks, day 9