Hens and Honeybees in the Berrypatch
Michigan
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photo credit: Josiah: 13


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Cuckoo Marans Chick day old

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Easter Egger 3 months Betsy



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My Orpy hen hatched some OEG Bantam eggs.
This hatchling tormented Mom for several minutes.

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Awkward juvenile stage? BBOEGB (ha...)
We sadly lost this little fella to a neighbor cat. Probably defending his sisters...


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Dad and a Mom on right. 1 yr daughter on left. Black Breasted OEG Bantams (not broody)
(Background: Betsy EE broody with Lavender 'cana chicks)


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Baby Barnevelder pullets


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Barnevelder hen year old

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Lavender Ameraucana Bantam hen (John Blehm line)
I love those eyes and the way she looks like a dove...



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Lavender Ameraucana Bantam roo (John Blehm line)


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Lavender Ameraucana Bantam chicks hatched out by Large Fowl broody


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Black chicks = Lavender Ameraucana bantam x BBOEGB hen



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This is all I get after banding them that morning! Chicken run!!!


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Maybe OEG Blue Bantams? This one was purchased and popped under Betsy with the chicks


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Here he is at 15 weeks


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This is his little hen. 3 weeks old?

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New little "penciled" wing tips on 10 day old
Silver Penciled Plymouth Rock.













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8.5 week old Silver Penciled Rock pullet

3 Silver Penciled Rock cockerels: 8.5 weeks old, then 21 weeks old:

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photo credit: Josiah, 13​
Heritage Delaware Pullet in the early morning fog.

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Broody Orpington teaching Delawares and Penciled Rocks how to scratch up my flowerbeds....
"just the weeds, please"




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Youngster Cuckoo Marans in outside pen for the first time.
(roo in front on right)
Slightly older Ameraucanas outside suddenly discovering them.

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Cuckoo Marans roos will show more white on them as little chicks.




below: 1 week old roo on left and pullet on right



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Cuckoo Marans roo at center, pullets to right (and left) at 2 weeks



One Year later:
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Simon Pierre, Cuckoo Marans roo and one of his hens. 1 yr old
He's so heavy that saddles are needed to protect the hens' backs.







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Note how small and pale the comb is while broody



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Toaster Black Breasted OEGB


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White Plymouth Rock oversized yolk

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Ameraucana / Easter Eggers

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Toaster is our first rooster: Black Breasted OEG Bantam with 3 hens. We also have 4 blue OEG Bantams, 4 Lavender Ameraucana Bantams, 2 Mille Fleur OEG, 3 Buff Brahmas, 4 beautiful crosses, 2 Vorwerks, For Large Fowl we have 9 EasterEggers, 3 Cuckoo Marans, 1 Black Copper Marans, 3 Barnevelders, 3 Javas, 1 cross, 3 Silver Penciled Plymouth Rock, 3 Isa Browns and 6 Heritage Delawares. Our miniature Australian Shepherd keeps them all in line.
Hens and Honeybees in the Berrypatch