Hey guys! I don't have a whole lot of pictures of my chickens, and the ones I do have aren't really good (it's hard to take pictures of little moving fuzzballs, you know!), nor do I have any really recent ones, but I figured I'd share what I have.
This one's Darcy, my first chicken. I'm not sure about her breed, but she's some kind of standard-sized meat bird, and she's a few months old now.
Here she is as a baby!
I rescued her from school. The ag class had baby chicks, and she was the last one left. One guy had already claimed her, but said he was going to take her home and kill her, so I convinced him to let me take her. Poor baby, she was kept in a very bad environment in that classroom and she was so weak during the first few days, and she fell asleep in my hand every chance she got.
Here she is, just a few weeks later.
After I got Darcy, I decided that just one chicken wasn't enough! So, I was off to TSC to get six babies to add to the flock! On a Saturday afternoon about a month and a half ago, I came home with six fluffy chicks from the assorted bantams bin.
I'll start with Penguin, who was so tiny and absolutely gorgeous, but he/she had what looked like hemerroids, and he/she only lived for about a week. :(
Now, let's see what the remaining five chicks look like now!
Turns out, there's two roos and three hens. All of them are booted bantams, except for Raven, who doesn't have feathered feet, and she doesn't really have a comb, at all! So I'm not sure about her breed.
Here's Dixon, who I call my "Little Roo." He's my favorite. :) (Shh, don't tell the others!) He's turning out to be so handsome! I only took this pic about two weeks ago, and his comb and wattles have grown considerably since then. Oh, and I can see his earlobes now, too.
My other roo, Georgia. (Pic was also taken about two weeks ago, and now, his comb and wattles are bigger, and his head is now entirely brown.) Also, I apologize for these all being just headshots. I had to hold each of the birds with one hand and operate the camera with another, so it was pretty hard to do. Georgia is now solid brown, in case you can't see the brown in this pic.
Here's Ruthie, who is also now solid brown, and she's super fluffy!
This is Raven, my little black hen, named so because, before her face started turning red and her wattles started growing, she looked just like a real raven!
And here's Alaska, who had a close call when she was little. She had pasty butt and she almost didn't make it, but the little fighter pulled through! I wish I had a more recent pic of her, because over the past few days, the feathers on the sides of her head have started to stick straight out! What does that mean? Is she an EE, perhaps? :D
For a size comparison, here's Darcy with some of the babies.
And here's Darcy, who's giving me "The Look" and threatening me to stop taking pictures and leave her alone to eat!