Originally Posted by shadow rabbit10
Been following along, just no replying. Very busy this week. How exciting! You're going to have chicks sooner than you anticipated!
Poor Reuben though.
No worries! I totally get being busy! Spring break is coming up for me, and I think my professors are conspiring to make sure I have a ton of homework that week.
They should hatch around the Friday of spring break!!
Lots of pictures!! It was a pretty afternoon, even though it's really windy, so I took the camera out with the girls after class today.
Elly and Frannie are back in the flock. They didn't seem to notice that Frannie was gone, but Elly gets pushed around a bit. However, though I did intend to bring her in overnight to avoid any bullying before I got the coop open, Elly was perched on the 3rd or 4th roost from the top tonight and in the middle of a crowd of hens, so I decided it would be better for her to spend the night in the coop. My room seems so empty now!
Elly was being a real stinker today outside, though! She saw me come out with the camera this afternoon and hopped all the way to the top perch, out of my reach!
"Oh, you wanted pictures with me?"
She finally came down for some cuddles, and locked on to my teeth!
She is looking fabulous right now.
Here's Margie, all deflated on her nest.
Rangi, in the nest boxes up above where Marge is, was trying to blend in... "Ancona? There's no Ancona here..."
A lot of the girls thought I was intruding with the camera. Here's Fancy the Partridge Plymouth Rock giving me looks for taking pictures during her bath.
Rosie, the oldest hen in the flock, gave me attitude, too! Luckily she's too darn cute to be offended by!
Even when she's up to roost and giving me attitude!
My "owner", Freema the barred rock, NEEDED my attention, but she had muddy feet and I didn't want that all over my lap.
...So I got the cold shoulder from her for the rest of the picture taking trip.
Miss Kate was concerned that I hadn't had my daily dose of chicken lap time.
She kept waving those wattles around, looking for an opening.
Unfortunately, the chicken yard is muddy right now with the warmer weather, and no one had clean enough feet for lap time!
Scooter had to get gussied up for her picture. Gotta make sure all the feathers are just right, you know!
"I know, I'm adorable."
Reuben would like to know what I've done with his woman!!
The wind was making him look particularly stylish today. Fabulous!
Everyone was being blown around by the wind, actually! That works for the 100 Pictures checklist: 5. Wind
Iddy Biddy the tumble-chicken
Ihi and her sail-like tail (derp face!)
Skua getting ruffled:
Well, okay, everyone was being blown aroundexcept Marama. Nothin' messes with a Fayoumi!
I just love her eyes.
Even if they come packaged with so much sass!
And speaking of pretty eyes, here is Wynne the Easter-egger and her pretty gray eyes.
I also talked with the li'l duckies outside. Malcolm and his chubby cheeks:
Trudi patooti. Gee, I wonder if she's been playing in the mud puddle...
And to finish off, a little Guinea attention. I have no idea who this is, but he stood still long enough for a nice picture:
The amazing 3-headed Guinea, with Crooked Legs, Blind-Eye, and the same guy from the above picture:
PHEW, that's a long post! It's been a long time coming, though.
Enjoy!Edited to reply to Shadow Rabbit!Edited by pipdzipdnreadytogo - 2/19/16 at 4:22pm