It's time for an overload of chicken pictures again! lol I had a few minutes to photograph my birds today....literally; a few minutes.
My little bantam Sumatras, Blue (left) and Ranger (right). Blue is my worst behaved chicken! She's a bad girl!! These birds live in my backyard and they get to "free range" during the day however they please. It's a small fenced in yard, but you would think it was plenty of space for birds this small. Nope! It's not, if you ask Blue. She likes to fly up and walk on the fencing. She gets up on top of the sheep shelter, which is basically attached to the fence line, and walks up and down the roof on each side of the building. She goes in with the sheep. She goes in with the cows. She goes in with the miniature horses. Each of these paddocks are on the "wrong" side of the fence. She goes around my little house. Basically she goes everywhere where she's NOT supposed to go. I've even found these two out on our little "farm tour path", as we call it, which is plenty far from her yard. I think what she's trying to tell me is that she wants to be a real farm chicken? And then there's Ranger, the little sissy boy, who follows Blue around. At least he stays in the yard most of the time, and I've never found him wandering around all over the place by himself. So brownie points for that.
Take a look at this! Caught in the act!!! Those bad baaaaad little birdies!
Good news is that when I tell them to get back home, they do come back home. On the rare occasion when this doesn't work, I shake a bag of mealworms and they come flying....literally.
Such spoiled animals. Wonder whose fault that is? And honestly...I really love these Sumatras, these are my first of their kind. They're such intelligent little birds. They're very busy, always looking for things to do. They're also VERY talkative! And they just crack me up with the little things they do. lol Like Ranger here...just standing on the fence and watching life go by. His tail feathers remind me of a whales tail fin.
Then there are the "good birds" that don't run away. Probably because they live in pens that are covered. lol
These are my "Big Girls". Coco, the frizzle Cochin, is the BIGGEST loudmouth of a chicken I've ever met! She talks up a storm every time I go see them. Always yapping away. lol So funny.
And these are my 4,5 month old babies of the Big Girls.
I'm having the hardest time naming these birds... lol Any suggestions? Something that starts with a "B".
I did manage to name these two Jubilee Orpingtons; Judy and Joy. Don't ask me which is which because I can't tell them apart anymore. lol
I really, really like how the pullet on the right is turning out!
A little family portrait of moms, Blackie Chan & Big Bertha, with one of the daughters. No idea which hen is actually the mother of the pullet. lol
Blackie Chan the Ninja Chicken
Can't forget the cute little fluffy ones!! Silkies are still my favorites. These are two of my 3,5 month old splash pullets.
Ok, I'm done for now! lol