In the spring of 2012 Violet, My favorite hen went broody and we let her lay on 3 eggs, 2 of them hatched and we named them June and Benny. We took Violet and her chicks to Minnesota where we go every summer. Benny was a boy and June was a girl. We left Benny in Minnesota thinking he would fight with his dad. When we got home Violet abandoned her (she was at least two months old) and the other chickens didn't like her, our dog and cats chased her, (they didn't chase the other chickens) so we sold her to the same freind we sold our other Australorps to.
Also, when Violet was broody Cinnamin was broody too, we didn't take her to MN and she disappeared while we were gone
2013 we got chicks again, this time bantams. 2 Buff brahma bantams
2 Mille Fleur Bantams
2 quail D'Anver bantams
And 4 black Australorps (which we sold)
We eventually sold the Mille fluers because they weren't our favorite. The buff brahmas turned out to be boys, Flame and Pumpkin. We sold Flame, Pumpkin was my favorite.
The D'Anvers were both girls, Muffin and Pearls.
2014, I think we had 2 SLW, Ginger, Violet, and Wilbur. Pumpkin, Muffin, and Pearls. We did not get chicks this year but I saw a freinds chicken in the fair (a white Cochin bantam hen, and named her marshmallow) and immediately fell in love. I got reserve champion in showmanship with Pumpkin.
I kept asking my freinds dad if he would sell me one of marshmallows chicks next year.
Violet died :'( and one of our SLW died too. In October we moved to Minnesota with a SLW (Speckles), Ginger, Wilbur, Pumpkin, Muffin, and Pearls.
In February 2015 my freinds dad finally sold me a white Cochin bantam pullet which I also named Marshmallow.
Wilbur also died in February from a ear infection that wouldn't respond to treatment.
The fair laws in Minnesota say you can only show chickens born that year so dad ordered me some chicks from my pet chicken. We kept a Black australorp, a polish, 2 Mille fleurs, a mottled Cochin, and 3 buff brahmas. All girls. Well that year avian flu broke out so they canceled chickens at the fair so I didn't get to show.Edited by Violetsfeathers - 3/31/16 at 6:15am