CinnamonQueen's Flock :)
Here is a little page devoted to my adventures with chickens. We got the crazy idea of keeping chickens a few years ago. At first, it seemed very weird, but then I warmed up to the idea, although it never seemed like it would become reality.
This was why I was in for a good surprise when we went to Oklahoma at Easter time to visit family. Grandma surprised us and told us that we were getting "Easter chicks." I was thrilled!
On Good Friday, we drove to a ranch store (I believe it was Atwoods or something like that). When I saw the chicks, I was like, "THEY'RE SOOO CUTE!!"
I wish I currently had pictures of our chicks, but I don't, so I will post them later.
We picked out six and set up a brooder in the garage. Later we took four of them home, the other two (a Leghorn hen named Rosie and a Barred rock roo) were later rehomed and Rosie has laid an egg now I believe.
We were upset to find that Dusty, a Barred Rock, was a rooster. Here he is:
He was very sweet! In the pics, he is at his new home. We were able to visit him and he was still our sweet favorite rooster! I was very upset when I learned that a predator had attacked him and since he had an injured leg, he couldn't run that fast. I really miss him, he was awesome.
Here are our hens. They began laying in late August and now we get up to three eggs a day, two a pretty rosy brown and one white.
First egg! Sorry about the bad image(s).
Snowball (White Leghorn), our head of the flock. She's our best layer, always the first to food, and loves high places. She is also our naughtiest, We had problems with her as a chick hopping onto the edge of the rubbermaid box we used as a brooder to perch. Today, if you let her, she will try to roost on the bathroom windowsill rather than the coop. She also is very fast, and loves to dig in the forbidden flowerbed.
Her favorite hobby is stripping rose petals off the rose bush- again, naughty!
And naturally, our first "fart egg" came from her.
Here is Honey (RIR). She has a problem with my foot. My foot has been pecked at several times. She is also the only hen that has pooped on me.
She has been seen with some very tasty morsels, like a lizard and even a small snake.
And here is Cinnamon (RIR). She is pretty smart and tough and can be sweet or evil. She's special that way. Cinnamon even survived a dog attack several months ago.
My new baby Australorps!
This is Elphaba.
Say hello, Ninja.
Elphaba is in front and Ninja is in the corner.
They are a month old.
Here are more pictures of the hens:
Mac and cheese!
Trying to be discreet and innocent about it too...
Honey's fluffy butt may be too fluffy.
I found it!
Pecking at randomness
Snowball tries to find a good dustbathing spot.
"No, you can't see Snowball."
You can probably tell that Snowball likes protection by now.
Aha! There she is!
In the coop. They want out.
Indiana Jones moment
Of course, the best tidbits are in the darkest corners...
My baby brother hold his chicken Snowball (who was known as Stupid Poo Poo as a chick )
Honey steals the precious rose petals before anyone else gets there.
My babies are still in the brooder and have not met the hens. I will get pics of their growth as they get bigger.
Thank you for reading! I am constantly adding more pictures so come back soon!