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100 Pictures of my Flock: 2016 Edition

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    100 Pictures of my Flock:

    The 2016 Edition

    Welcome to my 2016 project, 100 Pictures of my Flock! Basically, the goal is to take 100 pictures of my flock in the year 2016! But taking 100 pictures would be far to easy--and, indeed, I likely do so every time I go out with my camera to mingle with the flock!--so to make it a little more challenging, each picture must match a theme on a checklist! No pictures are staged, and in fact my goal is to just go out and take pictures of what the girls are doing, and then see afterwards if any of them fit a theme.

    This is a project that I started some years ago, back in the summer of 2012. It was inspired by a 100 picture theme project on an art site I was once part of. I figured it would apply just as well to chicken photography as it did to drawn art, and so the project was born! Of course, as with anything, it started out with a few kinks, and I haven't yet finished a checklist. I've taken a couple years off of trying to fill the list after these failed attempts, and now I'm trying again with a new and improved one-word checklist, the thought being that one word can be applied in multiple ways versus a phrase that may be too specific. We'll see how it goes! :D

    As with the previous projects, I welcome anyone that wants to play along to go for it. Just copy the checklist, make any adjustments you feel are necessary to the themes in order to fit your flock (including shortening or lengthening the list!), and start taking pictures! Enjoy!



    The Checklist

    To keep the page a manageable length, the checklist is hidden in a click-to-view spoiler below. Each theme will have an X next to it once it's completed, and a link to the post on my flock thread where the pictures were originally uploaded. Because there are occasions when I take pictures later on that I think might fit a theme better, I will link posts next to the theme with numbers indicating the order in which the pictures were uploaded.


    {X} 1. Beginning
    {X} 2. Sun
    { } 3. Rain
    {X} 4. Snow
    {X} 5. Wind
    {X} 6. Broody
    {X} 7. Lucky
    {X} 8. Sleep
    { } 9. Fresh
    {X} 10. Naughty 2
    {X} 11. Eggs
    {X} 12. Free-range
    {X} 13. Unlucky
    {X} 14. Perched
    {X} 15. Flight
    {X} 16. Colors
    {X} 17. Camping
    {X} 18. Bathing
    {X} 19. Stare
    {X} 20. Portrait
    {X} 21. Close-up
    {X} 22. Scream!
    {X} 23. Gifts
    { } 24. Football
    { } 25. Play
    { } 26. Insanity!
    {X} 27. Crowded
    { } 28. Ruffled
    { } 29. Gardening
    { } 30. Harvest
    { } 31. Leftovers
    {X} 32. Love
    {X} 33. Joy
    {X} 34. Hunger
    {X} 35. Thirst
    {X} 36. Growth
    {X} 37. Dance
    { } 38. Shade
    {X} 39. Swarm
    {X} 40. Serious
    {X} 41. Grumpy 2
    {X} 42. Party!
    {X} 43. Beauty
    {X} 44. Bizarre
    {X} 45. Bravery
    { } 46. Sunrise
    {X} 47. Puddle
    {X} 48. Numbers
    {X} 49. Feathers
    { } 50. Trail
    {X} 51. Spa
    {X} 52. Freedom
    {X} 53. Heat
    {X} 54. Cold
    { } 55. Mud
    {X} 56. Declaration
    { } 57. Waddle
    {X} 58. Boredom
    {X} 59. New
    { } 60. Old
    {X} 61. Caption-worthy
    {X} 62. Sisters
    {X} 63. Buddies
    {X} 64. Family 2
    {X} 65. Home
    { } 66. Motion
    {X} 67. Interactions
    {X} 68. Hugs
    {X} 69. Lonely
    { } 70. Wet
    {X} 71. Follow 2
    { } 72. Silhouette
    {X} 73. Evidence!
    {X} 74. Jail
    {X} 75. Hurry
    {X} 76. Leaves 2
    { } 77. Trees
    {X} 78. Grass
    {X} 79. Flowers
    {X} 80. Thoughtful
    {X} 81. Style
    {X} 82. …What?
    {X} 83. Fluff
    { } 84. Morning
    { } 85. Sunset
    {X} 86. Molt 2
    {X} 87. Prints
    {X} 88. Approach…
    {X} 89. Flee!
    {X} 90. Eyes
    {X} 91. Combs
    {X} 92. Feet
    {X} 93. Beards
    {X} 94. Wings
    {X} 95. Bloomers
    { } 96. ZOMBIES
    { } 97. Holidays
    {X} 98. First
    {X} 99. Stink-eye
    { } 100. Finale


    76 / 100 themes checked thus far, with a total of 99 pictures archived!




    Picture Archive

    Just for convenience, all of the checklist pictures will also be added here. If I think any pictures need some context to connect them to the theme, I'll try to explain them briefly beneath. Pictures are also in a click-to-open spoiler to keep the page from getting too long, especially since I often have more than one picture for each theme!


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    New chicks always signal the beginning of an adventure! :D


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    Crashie was enjoying some afternoon sun.


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    Skua, Kate, and Freema were lucky enough to have an entire 'cake' to themselves at Crash's hatchday party.


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    Naughty Crashie hopped out of her pen while I was trying to take pictures of her!


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    Naughty Mama and babies spilled their food!


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    Huka, Elda, and Skua enjoying some range time in the woods.


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    Poor unlucky Marka couldn't get close enough to have some 'cake'...


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    Benjamin's first flight off of my lap!


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    Poppy just seemed quite colorful in this picture.


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    This one has a bit of a story--Elly, here, disappeared into the woods one night. Our woods is loaded with predators, so obviously none of us thought she would make it through. The next morning, content as could be, Elly was waiting outside the chicken yard to be noticed. Long story short, she had an overnight camping trip in the woods--and thank goodness she survived!


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    Crashie poses nicely for portraits


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    Flury is ready for her close-up, Mr. DeMille.


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    Okay, maybe not a scream, per say, but definitely a loud noise!


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    A gift to myself: Silkied Cochins!


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    Margaret's face says it all. :love


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    Crashie just seems so happy when she's preening!


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    Hunger is Umru's middle name.


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    These two pictures show really well how much Izzy grew in about a week and a half!


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    I call this Flury's ballerina pose


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    Marka takes eating very seriously, thank you very much.


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    Crashie's first Hatchday party!


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    Donna is just such a little beauty!


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    Umru, who didn't grow his feathers in until much later than the other chicks of his age, having a sun bath. I think...


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    Reuben, my Silkie rooster, standing guard out in the cold, all alone, a few days after I lost a hen to a hawk. If that's not bravery, I don't know what is.


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    Cazzie melting into a 'Cochin puddle'.


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    The girls in their day spa.


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    Rooska and Lydda free-ranging in the woods


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    This picture shows the babies asking if they can go back inside, because it was too hot outside!!


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    Ani really smushes into herself in the cold weather.


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    Crash HATES going outside. She's always bored and begs to go back inside.


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    It doesn't get much newer than freshly hatched chicks! :love


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    Indigo and Marka, the Silkie sisters.


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    Benjamin and Winter, brothers and best buddies!


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    The Silkied Cochins when they moved into their new home.


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    Benjamin and his daddy, Reuben, interacting through the fence and posing together.


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    Rooska got lonely out in the woods and decided to come back home to the coop.


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    Babies following Mama Margaret for food.


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    And still following mama!


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    Umru tried to look innocent, but I caught him in the act!


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    Margie in jail for being a broody-brood!


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    Lydda and Flury are in a hurry, and obviously not in the mood to wait for pictures!


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    The one I wanted to use this for was already taken, but it does have flowers in it, so... :p


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    Crash watching it snow. She just seemed thoughtful.


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    Flury is fabulous.


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    This is the face I get whenever Crash is trying to play innocent.


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    What can I say, Crash is a happy, fluffy ducky.


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    Rooska approaching for some love.


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    What happens whenever I want to take a good picture of one of them...


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    Umru has HUGE feet!


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    Silkie bloomers to be exact.


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    This picture of Tilde was actually the first one I took in 2016!


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  1. henny1129
    This is so cool! Beautiful flock!
  2. pattyhen
    Great pics you do have a beautiful flock.
  3. Whittni
    Your rooster is adorbs!
  4. holm25
    Beaitiful pictures!!
  5. TwoCrows
    Beatiful pictures of your flock! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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