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Pictures of the 10-12 week old pullets free ranging today

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I decided to update our photos of them today and they are below.

The breeds we have living outside and their numbers are:
1 Cuckoo Maran
2 Buff Orpington
1 Delaware
3 Ameraucana mutts (EEs)
2 Barred Plymouth Rocks
2 Rhode Island Reds

The shed and current run:
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0165.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0171.jpg

Out of focus Ameraucana covered with blu-kote and pine tar (pecking victim, recovering well):
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0174.jpg

The chickens investigating 5 week old Wyandotte newcomers:
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0178.jpg

One of the RIRs with Peepers on:
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0182.jpg

Our Shih-Tzu girl (who's been herding them around the yard and back into the shed!!!) sniffing the Barred Rocks bottom:
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0183.jpg

Formerly a "mystery" chick that took an extra 3-4 weeks to even BEGIN to get feathers that we now know is an Ameraucana mutt and likely a cockerel judging by the comb...:
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0189.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0202.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0203.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0204.jpg

Delaware....who is a real drama queen. She screams bloody murder if she is separated from the flock outside, gets lost, spooked, or stuck on the other side of the fence begging for us to pick her up...which usually she seldom lets us do:
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0192.jpg

Various (the first one is another Ameraucana mutt with pine tar on it, was also pecked before....healing up though):
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0208.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0205.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0209.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0224.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0227.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0228.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0230.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0233.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0235.jpg

Our dog herding them, and the last one she's making sure they don't leave the shed gig :
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0172.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0222.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0223.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0247.jpg

http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0248.jpg

And a buff orpington to end my post:
http://www.toadscastle.net/marduk/chickens/5-17-09/small/PICT0242.jpg

Let me know what you all think,
~Ed

post #2 of 9

The mutt is very colorful!

What do the pepers do, or is it just for fun?

Don

 
 

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post #3 of 9
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The peepers prevent them from seeing straight in front of their heads so it prevents/extremely discourages them from pecking other birds since their eye sight is limited.

post #4 of 9

I love the picture with the dog and the chicken running! So funny!

I'll have to keep the Peepers in mind, if I ever need them.

Thanks for sharing!

post #5 of 9

Super cute photos! Thanks for sharing! I love how your Dog herds your flock!! thumbsup

~~~Lanissa~~~~
Single mommy to Jacob Anthony, maine coon kitty, A Catahoula/Rat Terrier mix pup, 2 Barred rock hens, and 2 Delaware Hens.
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~~~Lanissa~~~~
Single mommy to Jacob Anthony, maine coon kitty, A Catahoula/Rat Terrier mix pup, 2 Barred rock hens, and 2 Delaware Hens.
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post #6 of 9

They use those peepers on the pheasants at Cornell Game Farm.  When my daughter was 4 yrs old she took one look at them and said, "Look, chickens with sunglasses!".  The name stuck, 15 yrs later and we still call pheasants, chickens with sunglasses.

post #7 of 9

They look great and so happy! I love the dog, it's look so "in charge" of the flock! Do the peepers work?

Golden Comets,  RIRs,  Ameracaunas,  Guinea Keets, a Bulldog, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever,  mischevious kitties, some koi,  and a DH who tolerates it all...
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Golden Comets,  RIRs,  Ameracaunas,  Guinea Keets, a Bulldog, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever,  mischevious kitties, some koi,  and a DH who tolerates it all...
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Bridget399 

They look great and so happy! I love the dog, it's look so "in charge" of the flock! Do the peepers work?


The peepers seem to work. The dominant pullets definitely calm down a lot more now that their eye sight is limited. However, we have noticed that the peepers tend to fall off the nose on the younger birds probably because their beaks aren't wide enough yet.

~Ed

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Posted a topic with pics of the younger chicks here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=185618

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