Ducks & More Chickens in 2015

By chickencraz, Sep 13, 2016 | Updated: Sep 17, 2016 | | |
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    Cuties

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    Our First ducks, Eclipse - Cayuga, Kiwi - Khaki Campbell

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    Janus & Kitty - Cuckoo Marans. For some reason it took a long time to figure out that Janus was a guy. I think it was because he didn't start crowing until he was about 4 months old, and never fought with the other roos we got that year. We didn't notice until we saw sickle and saddle feathers growing in. Looking back at my pictures, we should have figured it out much sooner.

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    One of the Sebright chicks. We ended up getting them a month after the others.

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    William - Rouen

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    Beniduck - Pekin

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    William and Beniduck getting older.

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    The Sebrights Daisy, Aeolus & Mercury

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    Aquilion - Cochin cross

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    This was either Mars or Cupid. They were Cochin Crosses. They were always fight each other.

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    Janus again. He was good at separating fighting roos.

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    Beniduck as an adult. William is behind him.

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    Persephone - White Faced Black Spanish. She now has a fair amount of white on her face, but not as much as she should.

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    Pluto - White Faced Black Spanish. He's definitely a hatchery bird. He's really respectful of us, but some of his kids have feathered feet and Pea/Single Combs, so I think he might have some Brahma in him (he has a little feather between his toes). 2 of his kids look like far better Spanish than him though. If only all his kids weren't boys. He is the only Rooster that we kept from last year.

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    Seaspray & Ripple - Blue wyandotte cross.

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    Thyme - Easter Egger. She is one of our best layers at the moment. She lays about 5-6 large blue eggs a week.

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    Ginger - Bantam Brahma

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    The duck running around the yard.

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    Everybody cleaning out the garden.

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    This is why you shouldn't leave your garage door open when you let your chickens free range.

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    The Rocks, Sage & Chives. This is why we started free ranging less often. They were eyeing our neighbors greener yards across the street. They don't seem to care that they have plenty of room in our backyard. Nope.

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    Rosemary - Easter Egger. She lays beautiful green eggs.

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    Pluto Ruling the Coop.

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    Eclipse trying to be as close to his girl as possible. He was exiled from the chicken run after he started attacking hens. I think he wanted more female ducks.

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    Thyme with some eggs.

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    Pluto with his favorite girl. He is the reason that she looks so bad, even though we have enough hens that no one should look like her.

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    Ginger

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    Sage - Plymouth Rock

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    Rosemary and her beautiful pea comb.

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    Daisy, keeping the eggs warm, until she lays her egg. If she ever decided to go broody, I think she'd make an excellent mother.

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    Eclipse in his pool. He is happiest when we let Kiwi out to free range with him.

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    Kiwi.

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  1. DuckGirl77
  2. chickencraz
    Thanks. I love Daisy too. She is a very sassy and demanding little hen.

    @DuckGirl77 One of my sister's friends was over and thought it would be funny if we named Beniduck after Benedict Cumberbatch, and because he ended up being a guy, it fit. Beniduck had very blue eyes.

    Kiwi we named because her color as a duckling made her look similar to a Kiwi fruit.
  3. DuckGirl77
    Daisy is adorable! Very nice pictures and creative names - I especially like Beniduck! Any reason for that name? Congrats on POW!
  4. GlennLee
    Beautiful birds. I love the pattern on Daisy's feathers.
  5. lcertuche
    I love the different breeds. If I ever decide to get a small breed it might be seabrights. I love their look.
  6. RodNTN
    Lovely! This deserves POW!
  7. chickencraz
    Thanks. I love my ducks, although I wish I had more females.
  8. mc79
    Great pictures! I'm hoping to add a pair of ducks to my flock in the near future!
  9. JaeG
    Your birds are beautiful!

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