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My Little flock

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I realized I havent shown my big hens yet so here are my 3 adult hens:

 

Vancouver- 6 years old, australorp, enjoys squawking and being broody. #1 on pecking order. Still lays eggs!!

 

                          

 

Bernice: 4 years old. Cuckoo Maran. Enjoys dust baths and trying to eat rocks. Not smart, even for a chicken. 2nd in peck order

 

                        

 

Francine: 4 years old. Partridge Plymouth Rock. EXTREMELY aggressive. enjoys the compost and scratching in fresh hay.

                         

 

Well there you go these are my big girls. our flock has certainly dwindled in the last 6 months or so we used to have 5 big hens but we've had some pass, mostly to old age related issues and one to flystrike (will tell about flystrike if anyone is curious)

post #2 of 5

They are beautiful! :) Flystrike?

Yay! I'm out of the brooder! No, wait a second... I'm chillin' with my peeps!

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Yay! I'm out of the brooder! No, wait a second... I'm chillin' with my peeps!

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post #3 of 5
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Flystrike is when flies lay their eggs on a chicken usually if they have a messy bottom and the the maggots cause very serious harm to the chicken.

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Ah! Okay. :)

Yay! I'm out of the brooder! No, wait a second... I'm chillin' with my peeps!

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Yay! I'm out of the brooder! No, wait a second... I'm chillin' with my peeps!

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post #5 of 5

Pretty girls!   Great pics!   Thanks for sharing.   :thumbsup

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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