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Chook Dreams

By Bicudo, Nov 21, 2012 | Updated: Nov 21, 2012 | | |
  1. Bicudo
    We're new to the chook game and picked up our girls just over a month ago.

    They've quickly become much loved members of our family so it was a bit of a shock this morning when we woke to Mabel... crowing,

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    Mabel (Pekin Bantam) 16 weeks old. Now going by the name of Malcolm and currently seeking a shrink for the trans-gender abuse inflicted upon him by his parents.

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    Unfortunately we'll be saying goodbye to her/him tomorrow as the local council won't let us keep a rooster. I'm devastated... she's/he's been my favourite since we brought them home. I suggested selling the house and moving to the country in order to keep her/him but no one seemed keen.

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    Dot (Pekin Bantam) now believed to be Malcolm's girlfriend.
    They've been inseparable since we brought them home. I guess now we know why.

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    I hope Dot's not too upset when we take Mabel back to the store.

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    Betty White (Silkie) the daftest of our girls and we love her to bits for it.

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    She's got us right where she wants us. Wrapped right around her extra talon.
    We have to go out every night and put her to bed as she's still not worked out how to get back through the coop door (she just gets to the top of the ramp and sits down).

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    Lolly Chook our little princess and a Honey Boo Boo in the making.

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    She strives for world peace and beautifully bird brained... Just the way we love her. So glad we didn't install a mirror in the coop though... she'd have never come out to play if we had.

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  1. silver1polish
    I wonder what camera they used.
  2. izziebean
    Looks like these were posted in 2012. Wonder if Betty was a girl or a boy.
  3. Brookliner
    Betty White might be a roo in the making. It is very hard to tell a silkie roo from a silkie hen. I had a young millifleur d'unccle bantam that would let all the hens into the coop then stand guard and not let my silkie roo in. He would just curl up on the ramp. He looked just like the silkie hens no crowing no enlarged walnut comb. But I now know he is a roo. Hope yours is a hen and just a bit unschooled as yet.
  4. BantyChooks
    What nice pictures! Congrats on POW!
  5. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process

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