Articles from CelticMoon1

My Chicken Run I have a small hobby flock of chickens, some mixes but mostly pure (and weeding out the others, though new ones tend to sneak in). The "outsiders" of my current (2011) flock are: Araucana (European standard), Wyandotte/Australorps, Wyandotte/Norwegian Jærhøne/Leghorn mix. I am now aiming for a pure Wyandotte flock, and have become quite fascinated by the variety of colors. Unfortunately they are not all that common in any color where I live, though I sometimes have strokes of...
Past Chooks Here's a few of our past chooks, from the era where they all had names :) We started out with Orpingtons and Australorps, then added GLW. Bred a few GLWs and GLW/Autralorps. Added one Brahma and two New Hampshires. Bred a few GLW/New Hampshires...Well that about sums it up for the starting phase ;) Our old GLW Rooster, Hansemann, he was gorgeous but grew to have quite a temper as the years passed: Our first GLW hen, Pocahontas, and her daughter Smilla: The New Hampshires,...
The Chickens This year's batch hatched June 6th 2009 and has resulted in 3 SLW and 1 White Pullet (apparantly a recessive white), and some mishaps such as broken leg and wing has left us with 2 SLW Roo Chickens. In addition I got a GLW Roo Chicken from someone else, that I hope will turn out nice (he's a couple of weeks younger). The Pullets are definite keepers, though one of the SLWs is way too dark - she will be kept out of breeding. The White is the result of a pure SLWxSLW hatching, as...
My Chicken Run I have a variety of mixes, which I will not dwell much upon here. Just for introduction: They are 2 GLW/Australorps which are very nice hens, a couple of Barnevelder/Maran, and a few Italian/Norwegian Jaerhons/unknown that I am not to fond of to tell you the truth, though they are good layers. The GLW/Australorps are rather old and I expect they will make their departure within a year or so, the others I'll probably not keep past their laying age. In the past I've also...
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