Originally Posted by Cluck-a-biddy
Hi everybody! I'm a newbie from NorCal! I live up in the lower Sierra Nevadas about 90mi north of Sac. My husband and I decided we wanted to try some chickies, not just for the eggs, but for the fun of having them. I've always loved chickens and my kitchen theme is roosters and chickens. So, it's kinda cool to actually have some real ones! We started out with 10 and I want to add maybe 2-4 more. Our local feed store was supposed to be getting more chickies for a few more weeks, but they cancelled this week's order and may not get the others in either. The sales have slowed way down and they have lots of RIRs and a few EEs and some Delawares left. They're all 2-3weeks old now. I wanted to get a couple of Light Brahmas, which were due to come in in a couple weeks. But I guess they won't get them in now. Guess we'll have to settle for the 10 we have. I'm hoping they're all girls. So far it seems so, but the two white silkies I guess we won't know for sure for awhile!
These are our "girls":
Frederika - my favorite. She's the only one that likes being held. She comes up to me and wants to be picked up as soon as I get in the run. She and her "sister" Josephine are the Golden-laced Wyandottes. They're going on 5 weeks old.
Here's Josephine: She's the protector of the two little silkies. The older girls chase them and try to peck them. Josephine and Fred take the pecking from them to keep the little banties safe.
These are the silkies, Phoebe and Angelica. Not sure who is who yet. Too much alike!! Altho one is more skiddish than the other. That would be Angelica. Can't tell them by photos tho!
This is my beautiful Morticia, one of the Black Sex-links. I love her iridescent feathers. I see a lot of lavender highlights and of course the green and blues. (Not in this photo tho)
Here's her sister Elvira. They're both about 6 1/2 weeks old
Then there's the two Barred Rocks, Esmeralda....
...and Griselda... going on 8weeks old...
And finally, the two EEs, sold as Ameraucanas, almost 8weeks also. I don't really care which they are, they're both pretty birds, and a couple of brats! Neither of them like to be held. When we catch them, they put up quite a ruckus! They crack me up.
and Gertrude.. aka Gertie-birdie:
I'm lovin' hangin' out with them throughout the day. I just hope this heat wave isn't going to bother them too much. I'm wondering if I should put a fan in the coop? It was reading almost 90° inside there earlier tonight. Do any of you guys put fans in the coops?