Fern's Gang is my backyard flock here in Arcata, CA. I've had chickens on and off since 1975! Hard to believe the time has flown by so fast. I LOVE birds, but can't stand cages, so chickens are perfect for me. Even though I live in a suburb, I strive to be as off the grid as possible. All my electrical energy comes from the sun via solar panels, and it's so great to have a vegetarian protein source from my backyard, and to have fruits and vegetables from here as well. I have 10 hens right now, and I'm lucky to be able to sell my extra eggs to our local co-operative grocery store!
Fern is my Americana, here she is as a baby!...she is the main chick in my flock. I don't have a rooster.
This is Fern as a grown up. Green Eggs!
These are some other chick pix that tickled my fancy.