1. brambleberries
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    My queen, Goldie
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    Her feet are feathered! It is her most endearing physical quality <3

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    She is my star!

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    Goldie is the only chick that survived out of the original six chicks I got in March 2011. Unfortunately, the other five were killed by several different things (2 went from pasty butt, one chick was eaten by a neighbors dog, the other two grew to be fully grown roosters, then got killed by hawks :( Goldie survived it all!)
    She is special because she follows me everywhere. We talk to each other all day long. She is always at my feet. She gives me beautiful eggs everyday, without fail. I imagine her human voice sounds like a gentle, elderly British woman who has a quiet teatime everyday promptly at 4 PM.
    Goldie sleeps on our porch bench (pictured above) every night--
    She hops up when I leave her at night and waits for me to come out in the morning.
    She is my best pet.



    This little rascal is Morgan Freeman AKA "Morgan Freedom"

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    He is a little tiny SIlver Sebright rooster.
    He is the leader of the 4 member "little rooster" gang we have here at the house.
    Two days ago he started headbutting me!
    The little meanie :(

    His crows are a little bit puny but very endearing nonetheless.

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    He sleeps inside the wreath on the front door.
    One day, he just looked up and decided,"That's where I am going to sleep tonight."
    So he hopped up.


    This is Aunt Flofo

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    She lives inside the old chicken coop with two other hens, Big Red and Furby. I am building them a cotton candy pink coop that will be much more accomodating. And warmer!


    This is Patchwork Quilt #1.

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    He has a twin whose name is Patchwork Quilt #2.
    The rule is whichever one you see first is Patchwork Quilt #1, and the one following after is Patchwork Quilt #2.
    They are very mild mannered and not at all as mean as their leader, Morgan Freeman.


    The little rooster gang with their newly released (or should I say escaped) friends, Big Red and Furby.

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    (clockwise from top: Big Red, Furby, Marco Polo, Patchwork Quilt #1, Morgan Freeman AKA Morgan Freedom, and Patchwork Quilt #2.)

    Now, the ducks!

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    Daisy and Daffy, two beautiful Pekin ducks, young and in love.

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    We had originally wanted only one duck to keep, but we got two so I could kill one and prepare it for a dinner party.
    Instead, my husband got too attached to both of them as we were driving them home, and I also felt bad (since they were obviously married), so instead of going through with the dinner party, we sent out this text:


    "Dinner party off. Got too attached to duck. Will reschedule when replacement duck is found."


    Other photos:

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    I found Goldie's nest!

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    Goldie at dusk, in the snow.
    Isn't she lovely?


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    Morgan Freeman staring at me from his perch on the wreath.
    Isn't he funny?
    (also pictured: Goldie's bottom in bottom right hand corner of second photo)


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    Me, collecting eggs in the morning!
    (with a blurry Goldie at my feet <3)

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    Two beautiful ducks moving and swaying together like long necked ballerinas.

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    Goldie making me breakfast.
    Thank you, Goldie!


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    Lavender the cat having her daily morning "conversation" with Goldie through the window :):)

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    A broody Big Red [​IMG]

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    Goldie on the porch waiting for the rain to stop.

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    Marco Polo, Patchwork Quilt #1, and Morgan Freeman waiting for the rain to stop.

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    Patchwork Quilt #1 and Marco Polo, Best Friends Forever [​IMG]

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  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers
    I love your photos, you have a nice eye for photography, I especially like the shot of you collecting the eggs.

    I love the personality of your birds that you portrayed, very nice. I smiled when I seen your rooster in your wreath, lol, how hilarious.
    Thanks for sharing.
  2. ChickyChickens
    Soooo cute!!!!!!
  3. Bnemi
    I like the rooster's!
  4. Bnemi
  5. bobbi michelle
    you have a great eye. thank you for sharing your adventuresome life with your chickens -
  6. Mr MKK FARMS
    You have some Beautiful birds!!
  7. New Chick Love
    Beautiful pictures of your little family! I love their sleeping spots!
  8. DaisyFields
    Marco Polo waiting for the rain to stop...I feel the same way! Great pic:)
  9. dncarr09
    What breed are your 2 roos in the bottom pictures. They are beautiful. All of your birds are! ;) I love your guard rooster for the front porch. Now if you could only teach it to say no soliciting when people come up to the door that would be great!
  10. blondiebee181
    You have some beautiful hens! I love Morgan Freeman! LOL I'm not allowed Roos in the city so I have 5 hens and 2 female duckies. I love my duckies! There is something so elegant and so endearing about them isn't there?
  11. ChickenCrazy8
    Amazing pictures I love how antique-ish they are :) Also I really enjoyed you're story's!!!
  12. aoxa
    My favourite picture is the egg collecting one. That is just beautiful!
  13. aoxa
    Love the antique photo look!
  14. craftydrae
    wonderful, just wonderful! :)
  15. Lolachick07
    I loved how you had to find a "replacement duck" for your dinner party... so funny! :)
  16. Chickenlover20
    Wow!! your roosters are SOO beautiful!!!
    What breed is that Black and white rooster?
    Not silver sebright one.
    How did you get your roosters get along?
  17. clucky3255
    i love them!
  18. Cool Peeps
    Is GOLDIE a buff orpington
  19. Whittni
    Love this :)
  20. vtnoel
    Thank you for the stories and the pictures. They are gorgeous! Your Goldie makes me melty. :)
  21. liz9910
    Great pictures and story! Funny that your roo likes to sleep in/on a wreath :)
  22. Mac14
    The duck story is halarious! :)
    You seem to have a very happy bird community.
  23. 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
  24. ruffles
    Returned to re read about Goldie and other fowl
    Enjoyed it , thank you, keep posting.
    Sandi
  25. JerseyGiantfolk
    So cute!! I love it!
  26. SmallFarmChick
    love the photos!!!! SO classical, but pretty, and antique-ish! LOVE THEM!
  27. farriersgirl
    Great pictures and beautiful birds
  28. mamahensantore
    Oh my word, your pictures are so great. I love your sweet little goldie! I was wondering about the predators also. If I didn't lock my girls up at night, the racoons would get them for sure. And if my dogs were not out with them during the day, the hawks would have them. Love your pics and the story that goes along with them. Keep posting!
  29. ruffles
    Wonderful story, but, what protects her from predators during the night?
  30. Jadore Poules
    Really enjoyed the photos and narrative! Made me smile.
  31. brambleberries
    Haha yeah Morgan Freeman is one funny bird lol! Thanks guys!
  32. what's kickin' chicken
    what a great page,love the pics and the stories..thank you
  33. chicagochick
    love your photos!
  34. parkerpeeps7
    What wonderful stories! Love that Morgan Freedom sleeps in a wreath! :)
  35. brambleberries
    Thank you both :)
  36. weimarmama
    Love your pictures, especially of Daisy and Daffy. Probably because I have Pekins, too ; )
  37. teach1rusl
    Your patchwork quilt boys are gorgeous little things! LOVE their colors and spritely shapes! What pretty group you have. The goldie at dusk shot looks like something off a calendar...
  38. brambleberries
    Thank you so much! I use a mixture of Photoshop CS5 and Picasa :)
  39. farmgirl1995
    Wow the pictures are just beautiful! I love the ones of the ducks. Where did you edit them?
  40. BantamoftheOpera
    I love your story about Goldie. Particularly the part about the British accent and the tea drinking. When my flock was young I used to sit in the run and have my cup of tea out there with the birds sitting on my lap. Your story reminded me of these early memories.

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