Free as a Bird's Chickens

By Free as a Bird · Feb 24, 2015 · Updated Mar 3, 2015 · ·
  1. Free as a Bird
    Hello everyone! So I got eight chickens last June. Eight chickens, eight different breeds.

    Before this little flock, I had an even smaller one of just four chickens. I liked them so much I just had to get more!

    First, some chick pictures! Is there anything cutter than a chick?


    Ok! Here are the girls!

    Lizzie: A Barred Rock
    Lizzie recently passed away but she was my favorite in the flock.

    Olive: A Red Star
    A very good chicken if very food driven. I had a Red Star in my first group of chickens and a loved her so much I just had to get another!

    Sleepy: Double Laced Barnevelder
    Sleepy is very shy but at the same time, very sweet!

    Raven: Australorp
    For some reason, I have no good pictures of Raven! She is high in the pecking order but not mean at all.

    Daisy: Buff Orpington
    Daisy is such a sweet chicken! Always gentle, always nice. Not to mention, she is gigantic!

    Piper: Easter Egger
    Piper is very... curious. She is also rather stupid. She picks things up a lot slower than the other chickens.

    Nutmeg: Welsummer
    Nutmeg is the most skittish chicken I have. However, like Sleepy, she is actually very sweet.

    Speckles: Speckled Sussex
    Speckles was a good chicken until this winter. Then she turned completely evil! She torn up poor Raven's back. It was absolutely awful.

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  1. Bratty477
    I love Sleepy!! Beautiful birds all of them! Enjoyed your blog as well...thanks for sharing!
  2. Mellow1
    Did a beautiful job on the pics....a great shot of Piper! Looking forward to checking out your blog :>
  3. Chicken Girl1
    Gorgeous birds!
  4. mrskenmore
  5. Acornewell
    Beautiful birds! Sorry about Lizzie, she was a beautiful bird. I am headed over to check out your blog!
  6. Vbrown71
    great flock you have there
  7. backyardflock1
    I guess speckles is a common name for a speckled Sussex... I have a speckled Sussex named speckles too, lol.
  8. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Chicken 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
  9. tarahharlin
    Beautiful ladies!
  10. Whittni
    Nice flock!
  11. reba353
    Love your chickens, they are very beautiful!
  12. crazyfeathers
    Beautiful birds!

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