My flock page (AKA The Important Stuff):
Pipd's Peeps!

About me: See this thread.
A couple things that have changed since then:
I graduated with my B.S. in Ecology in December 2018. Some departments got cut not long before then so I didn't end up with the German minor.
Still working on self-sustainability, or, well, more accurately, working toward less reliance on processed foods. The garden hasn't been providing very well due to unfavorable conditions, so we moved to potted vegetable plants instead this year (2019). I have cut out any source of commercial eggs and chicken from my diet and do a lot more cooking / baking now. We've been getting locally raised chicken for a few years, but I don't feel as if that's enough. We are now taking extra cockerels from hatches to butcher yearly starting in the fall of 2017. I'm hoping to have a meat bird tractor built next year (2020) to start raising a small batch of broilers every year as well.
COVID-19 delayed... basically everything I wanted to do this year (2020). :( Guess we're holding out for another year.




Check out my flock thread here.


My NEW pages about my birds:
The Dorkings

...Yeah, it's a start. :p


OLD Pages about my Birds (No longer updated!):
The Reds - The Banties - Merlin and the Wyandottes - Freema - The Barred Rocks
The Easter-Eggers - The Fab Five! - Te Heihei - The Littles



Informative articles I've written:
Chicken First Aid Kits - The Question of Supplemental Heat - The Essential Quarantine
Better Brooder Heaters - Chick Sexing Methods Experiment - Chicken Identification Guide
The Humble Sexlink Chicken - Wintertime Preparation Checklist



100 Pictures of my Flock - My 100 themed picture project for 2016.

Rest well, my beloved Frou-Frou
♥ My Frou-Frou ♥


Quick Reference Breeds of my Flock:

Hens: 2 Cochins (Blue and Splash), 11 Cochin bantams (3 silkied Red, 1 silkied Partridge, 4 smooth Mottled, 2 silkied Black, and 1 silkied White), 6 Dorkings (1 Dark Gray, 4 Silver Gray, and 1 Red), 7 Easter-eggers, 4 Marans (Black Copper, Black Birchen, Black, and Wheaten), 4 Old English Game bantam (3 Fawn Silver Duckwing and 1 Silver Duckwing), 3 Plymouth Rock (1 production Barred and 2 Partridge), 2 Silkies (Paint and Porcelain), 5 Silkie mixes (1 Silkie x Easter-egger and 4 Silkie x Cochin bantam), and 1 each of the following: Ancona, Golden Campine, Gold-Laced Wyandotte, Exchequer Leghorn, Lavender Orpington, Silver Lakenvelder. TOTAL: 50

Roosters: 3 Cochin bantams (2 silkied Red and 1 silkied Black), 1 Marans ('golden' Black Copper), 6 Old English Game bantam (3 Fawn Silver Duckwing and 3 Khaki Silver Duckwing), 2 Silkies (Paint and White), and 2 Silkie x Cochin mixes. TOTAL: 14

Guinea Fowl: 1 Pearl Gray, 1 Pied Pearl Gray. TOTAL: 2

Ducks: 1 Butterscotch Call


Previously Owned Breeds / Varieties: Amberlink cross, Ameraucana (Blue), Australorp (Black), Bielefelder, Brahma (Light), Cochin bantam (smooth Black), Egyptian Fayoumi, Legbar (Cream), Leghorn (Light Brown), Marans (Splash), production Rhode Island Red, Red Sexlink, Sebright (Gold and Silver), Silkie (Black), Sussex (Speckled), Swedish Flower Hen, Welsummer, and several mixed breed chickens





Loved and lost since 2005:
Cub, Chickie, Maddie, Ducki, Smokey, Aspen, Baby, Toasty, Toes, Twisty, Pace,
Olive, Sienna, Ethel, Lucy, Pen, Dot, Rexy, Hawk, Blizzard, Mocha, Tyto, Jubula,
Sunburst, DQ, Flicker, Corella, Martha, Amy, Rose, Betty, Diana, Natalie, Cricket,
Moose, Thomas, Pogonip, Vespa, Marama, Po, Kit, Louise, Georgette, Violet, Sora,
Emmy, Donnie, Gus, Ani, Cordelia, Mabel, Skua, Izzy, Debra Jo, Tilde, Frannie,
Poppy, Trudi, Tiwhiri, Indigo, Iddy Biddy, Josephine, Lady, Echo, Scooter, Mako,
Malcolm, Darwin, Benjamin, Havok,

and my beloved girls, Frou-Frou, Elda, and Freema 💔
Elda.jpg
yeah im in the bin.jpg

And Umru, Vander, Stewpid, Rigby, Ramsay, Lucky, Tygo, Theodore, Charon, Puck, Titan, Oberon, Dante, Toliman, Jasper, Rufus, and six unnamed cockerels, who all went to freezer camp, and Omelet and Hika Ma, the only two birds I've rehomed, and Scramble, Coffee, Tori, Tyson, Otus, Leo, Castor, and Pollux, who I took care of all their lives, but they were big meanies.