I took so many pictures of our new chicks this year, that I decided to split up the picture of our newest chickens. These are most of the Large Fowl chickens we got, with a couple ducks.
Tilda- Barred Cochin, Jo- Jersey Giant, Blue- Jersey Giant/Australorp Cross
Rhododendron & Starhawk - Houdans
Everyone in the brooder + Huginn
The hurt brooder. I reached in the brooder to grab a chick, and the lid fell in and cut open Starhawk's face. I learned my mistake with the lid, but needed to separate him so his face could heal. Muninn was injured by her brother. He just wanted to eat those squirming little things on her feet (her toes). She was limping, so we put her and Starhawk together to heal. Sadly, after several months we lost Muninn to another preventable accident (at least in hindsight).
Basil & Sam - Magpie ducks.
Usra - EE. This picture doesn't show how fluffy she was as a chick.
Ginny - Buff Orpington
4/5 of the chickens we order from MyPetChicken. We have Cassie - Sicilian Buttercup, Echo - Golden Campine, Fae - Egyptian Fayoumi, Maplesugar - Blue laced red Wyandotte, & (not pictured) Shae - Blue/black laced red/gold Wyandotte. We got them in the mail and I identified them (or at least I thought I had). We'd had them a while and were getting confused because the Campine had a rose comb, one of the wyandottes was striped and had a single comb, and the Fayoumi was gold. Then we figured it out. I'd mixed them up as chicks. The one I thought was the Campine was a Wyandotte,though she wan't quite Blue laced as we'd hoped, the "Wyandotte" was the Fayoumi and the "Fayoumi" was the Campine.
Chilling on the duck nest.
Sam & Basil Grown up
Jo - He turned out to be a guy. We really didn't want a Jersey Giant roo. Lucky for us, he nice.
Pierre - our other houdan roo
Huginn - Black Sumatra. He is the nicest roo we have. He give us respect, and lets all the other chickens pull out his tail feathers.
Astro - Black Australorp. After Jo ended up being a guy, we decided to get another Jersey Giant to replace him. Only problem was that the feed store got Australorps in the same day, but them right next to the Jerseys and only labeled the Jerseys. In the past, the would occasionally separate out chicks of the same breeds when they had space. So we picked out a chick from the unlabeled bin. We later realized he was an Australorp when a friend said they got their BAs there the same day, and he had white feet. And then he also turned out to be a roo. So much for our replacement.
Cassie with her weird comb.
Sam & Basil causing trouble. It's so hard to bend down to take pictures with them. They follow me around and cuddle.
Echo the Campine
Tilda, Cochin, all grown up. We got 2 cukoo marans last year to lay us chocolate eggs, but one of them ended up being a rooster. The other one was killed by an owl only a few months after she started laying. We picked up a welsummer chick to replace her, but she didn't make it. Then Tilda started laying chocolate eggs, which was completely unexpected, but made us very happy. Of course, she has now gone broody, so our chocolate egger dilemma continues.
Ginny, buff orpington.
Huginn. His tail is finally starting to grow back after we re-situated to problem roosters.
Echo - Campine
Cassie - Buttercup
Fae - Fayoumi. We call Echo, Cassie & Fae our trio because they look so similar and love to hang together.
Sam & Basil
Ursa - EE. She finally started laying, giving us green eggs.
Rhododendron, aka, Rhodo.
Lumina - our non bearded Houdan.
Shae - she was suppose to be a blue laced red wyandotte, but only some of her lacing is blue. The rest fades to black.
Jo - Jersey Giant
Blue - Jersey/Australorp we think. She Jersey sized and was supposed to be a Jersey Giant, but has white skin and is a hatchery bird. She also lays huge eggs.
Our newest chicken, Kai - Phoenix. I had a friend who really wanted phoenixes, but the day they came in, she would be out of town. So I picked them up for her and kept them until she had her brooder ready (about a week). She ended up with 3 roos and 1 pullet. One of the roos was REALLY aggressive (you can guess what happened to him), and the other two were nice. She only wanted one, and because I had a lot of chickens and room, we swapped her roo for one of my houdan hens.