Articles from Whittni

Ask yourself. Are you ready to show a chicken? How do you like your show chicken? --Clean and purdy!? Well if so, you've reached your viewing destination. How to Prepare a Chicken for Showing Whether your three or thirty, age doesn't matter. You can show an amazing chicken that's ready for the show by following this handy guide. Before You Begin: Have the following items at hand: Your Show Chicken A Dry Place with Fresh Bedding At Least Three Days Before Your Show Something to...
Google defines Pecking Order as such: peck·ing or·der Noun:A hierarchy of status seen among members of a group of people or animals, originally as observed among hens (chickens). My flock is pictured above in peace with an established pecking order. How, When, Where & Why: The actual pecking order itself comes from nature. Past generations were able to produce viable offspring, which roam the Earth today. The reason we have the chickens we do today, is from the natural pecking...
Choosing A Breed For Your Backyard Flock Chickens come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors and personalities. This leaves many of us scratching our heads, wondering just which breed, or breeds are perfect for our backyard flocks.* Begin by, Taking a look over what your coop and yard has to offer a flock, to help you choose your perfect chicken(s). The bolded titles can help you with this task. If you have... Short Walls ...or short fences you'll want to consider a heavier breed (or...
Starburst is one of my all time favorite chickens. Whether its because of her cute face and being a bantam, I'm not sure. What I do know is that she loves the camera and treats. Her breed is known as a Cornish Bantam and her color is White Laced Red. I got Starburst when a family decided to stop keeping chickens and I'm so happy to have her in my flock. I hope you can enjoy her through pictures as much as I enjoy her in my flock. Starburst is quite the popular chicken nowadays, she's...
I recently purchased seven new chicks, mostly game breeds: 2 Standard Buff Cornish Pair (Creature and Bopeep), 2 Blue and Red Cubalaya Pair ( Sacrates and Avila), 1 Blue Ginger Old English Bantam Pullet (Little Bit), 1 Naked Neck Pullet (Turken) and 1 BB Red Malay Male (Oscar). Six or those seven are considered game breeds. So naturally they might be considered flighty so here are so tips for getting your not so tame breed chicks to be tame: (through my books have said that Cornish...
Sizzle Buff Created by Whittni Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Kind, easily handled chickens. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Male 410
Whit's Flock [URL]http://whitsflock.co.nr[/URL] The picture above was taken in Early Summer 2012 From Flock #3. The Beginning: When I Didn't Know How To Care For Chickens Born in Ohio - Raised mostly in Oklahoma - Finished in Utah - Got Flocked in Utah Way back when - my family and I came home with four chicks. It took weeks of negotiation and reasoning for us to get chicks and we got them at the very last shipment at the feed store. We'd purchased three white leghorn pullets and one strait run...
So your tired of your plain, boring looking, expressionless chickens or your flock might be duller than you anticipated. Well, picking chickens with character can be a tricky task. Noel, a Triple Laced Standard Cornish hen Here are some great tips on picking that picture perfect chicken or flock friendly, exciting character: Tip One: Assess What Traits You Like In a Chicken. I love chickens that have original character. For example, a petite bantam rooster that comes right up to me for...
A few weeks ago my dear little Silkie Bantam hen went broody, her name is iddy. I didn't have any fertile hatching eggs for her to sit on so I planned on ordering some, instead I won 6+ Show Quality Silkie Bantam hatching eggs from Sparkle City Silkies. I ended up with a total of eight eggs when they came in the mail last week. The problem was Iddy liked the main nest box, a lot. So everyday she was getting kicked out of her nest by my laying hens. So I made a plan, Iddy's Broody Box!...
Chicken Breed Info: Breed Purpose: Ornamental Comb: Rose Broodiness: Seldom Climate Tolerance: All Climates General Egg Info: Egg Productivity: Low Egg Size: Small Egg Color: White Breed Temperament: Friendly,Flighty,Bears confinement well,Shy Breed Colors / Varieties: silver laced, golden laced and buff laced Breed Details: The Sebright males are "hen-feathered". This means that the roos don't have sickle feathers but rather smooth, hen-like feathers heading down the back toward the...
Fresno is a Light Sussex hen, she's more or less 2 years old. Her besties are two other sussex hens, another Light Sussex, Giovanni and a Coronation named Coronation. Fresno steals chicks from broody mothers and the chicks follow her even if they've been following and with their moms for weeks. She doesn't understand that if you want your chicks you sit on them, but not her! She's just like, "Huh! Baby chicks - Cluck - Cluck, come my lil babies!" But when every chick that sees you...
Welcome to My Page! For my website: Click HERE Hi my name's Whittni and as of Satdurday, March 24th, 2012 I have these animals on my cute little farm: (PETS) My Poultry Pets: Flock Count: REHOMED: Baby Chick hatched by Tula (Silver Phoenix) Black Silkie Bantam (Rooster) Named: SilkSilk Partridge Silkie (Pair) Named: Poppy and Everdeen 2 White Leghorn Hens 2 Easter Egger Hens 4 Silkie Chicks 2 Silkie Hens 1 Black Tailed Japanse (1 Hen) Named: Pidge (short for Pigeon) 2 Sebright Bantams...
Rosecomb Black Laced Created by Whittni Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: I have a pair of Black Laced Rosecomb Bantams. The hen, Smog, has very little gold showing, due to lacing and on my rooster, Percy its a lot easier to see the lace on him. Something I've noticed with the black laced variant is they will have partly feathered feet. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Female 1yr This is Smog. She's very nice and lays large eggs for a batam. (began...
Hello one and all! I will be doing Blog posts for each member of my flock. Some will be in pairs like the twins Pheebe & Noodles: they were raised together, they eat together and they do everything together and it would be very sad if they were taken apart from eachother. Just click on each title to read about each bird or group of birds. The titles will be titled as so: meet: [insert name(s)] Here is an Example: (my actual bird) "Willow" I got Willow as a baby chick (05.24.11), he was...
Crisco the Crested Duck I got Crisco a couple weeks ago on a small farm out in the country. We drove a good 45 minutes and finally turned into their driveway. Their house was very western and far from the dirt road. Wooden shutters, a welcoming wooden oak door and a cool breeze welcomed us to this farm. Roosters were crowing and ducks were quacking, hens were clucking and Quail were cooing all in a distance. There was a large white greenhouse where the quail were housed and the couple...
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