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Chickadoodles Bed Breakfast

  1. nurse_turtle
    I have a mixed flock that I started early last spring. All but 1 of my chickens I hatched in an old Hova-bator given to me by my Grampa.
    This is my very bestest girl, Annie-Belle. She hatched with a sealed left eye which she eventually scratched open but it has never been fully functioning. I can tell she doesn't have good sight on that side because she is always a bit off aim when pecking small food bits. I don't have the heart to tell her she's a rooster. I found her one day lying on the ground in her tractor run. It had been raining over night and her coop mates were walking all over her. She was covered in mud and muck and I thought she was dead until I pulled her out by her legs. She was alive, but barely. I brought her in the house, bathed her, dried her, wrapped her in a towel and held her so she could die peacefully. I offered her liquid vitamins in water by dropper and, long story short, her coop mates would not accept her back so she's my permanent house chicken. She's a Polish/silkie mix and is bantam sized. She's about 6 months old and crowed for the first time ever about 5 days ago. It was the most pitiful thing I've heard in a long time.

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    This is 7 month old Polish/silkie mix, Supa-Sexy (for obvious reasons).
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    Fancy Pants, a 7 month old GLP.
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    This is Sally the First. 8 month old Dominique.
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    This is Fussy. Polish/silkie hen. She's a little girl.
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    This is Emu. When he was a chick, it took him forever and a day to grow his feathers in. He looked like a tiny black emu. Now he's the big boy of the yard.
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    This is Homegirl. JG.
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    Fuzzy Butt and Show-Stopper getting ready for bed.
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    Tinsel Top, Supa-Sexy, one of the Tinsel Twins and Goldie-Pops (who refused to face the camera).
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    This is Little-Bit. I have no idea how that tiny mutant chicken came from the Polish/silkie eggs I hatched. She's about the size of a small pigeon. Go figure.
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    Goldie-Pops is a hardcore sun-bather.
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    Mr. Pecker is a camera shy Sizzle mix.
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    Wooly-Bully. His name says it all.
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    Emu and his Sallys. Sally the First on the left and Sally the Second on the right. I couldn't tell the girls apart for the longest time so I named them both Sally.
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    The Tinsel-Twins.
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    One of the Tinsel-Twins soaking up the sun.
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    First diaper fitting session. I lifted her up by the elastic straps in the back and started to sway her a bit and she dropped her head. I think she decided she WAS NOT going to participate in this nonsense.
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    She eventually accepted the cold hard truth of diaper-duty.
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    I also got stink eye from the button quail this morning after they learned I hadn't included them in my "chicken page".
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    I love love love my mixed flock! We live on 1.5 acres in the foothills of NC. I'm lucky enough to be able to let my chickens free range during the day. I never knew they would be the most fun pets I've ever had!

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  1. birdman55
    very nice birds...love the polish ones
  2. greenbeetle
    Got to love a mixed flock, so much to look at with the different and mixed birds.
  3. UkuleleLady
    Your birds are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)
  4. Cheryl1948
    So, you said Annie-Belle is really a rooster but you don't have the heart to tell "her". Is that why you still refer to "her" as a girl? Maybe "she" would read this and know the truth? lol So cute...Love your story and your mixed flock is so colorful. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Mellow1
    Great pics of your beautiful hens.... I especially love the story of your Annie-Belle :)
  6. N F C
    Great looking chickens and I love the names you gave them. Thanks for sharing them with all of us!
  7. holm25
    They are all beautiful!!! I love Fussy the most!!!
  8. RezChamp
    That is one one gorgeous flock. I especially like the Polish and ore over the GLP.
    Again, gorgeous.
  9. BathrobeGardner
    Fabulous. I love them all.
  10. ChickensAreSweet
    Little Bit is so amazingly cute!!!! I love her!!

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