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.
Also working on saving for my own place to be built on the property so that I can continue with my flock here... Or maybe just a big barn for the birds themselves. I haven't decided just yet. ;)



Check out my flock thread here.


My NEW pages about my birds:
The Dorkings

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







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 and Pullets: 2 Cochins (Blue and Splash), 8 Cochin bantams (3 silkied Red, 1 silkied Partridge, and 4 smooth Mottled), 8 Dorkings (2 Dark Gray, 5 Silver Gray, and 1 Red), 8 Easter-eggers, 4 Marans (Black Copper, Black Birchen, Black, and Wheaten), 3 Old English Game bantam (Fawn Silver Duckwing), 4 Plymouth Rock (2 production Barred and 2 Partridge), 2 Silkies (Paint and Porcelain), and 1 each of the following: Ancona, Golden Campine, Gold-Laced Wyandotte, Exchequer Leghorn, Lavender Orpington, Silkie x Easter-egger mix, Silver Lakenvelder, and Silver Sebright. TOTAL: 47

Roosters and Cockerels: 4 Cochin bantams (3 silkied Red and 1 smooth Mottled), 2 Dorkings (Red), 1 Marans ('golden' Black Copper), 4 Old English Game bantam (3 Fawn Silver Duckwing and 1 Khaki Silver Duckwing), and 3 Silkies (1 Paint and 2 White). TOTAL: 14

Guinea Fowl: 2 Pearl Gray, 1 Pied Pearl Gray, 1 Lavender. TOTAL: 4

Ducks: 2 Butterscotch Calls


Previously Owned Breeds / Varieties: Amberlink cross, Ameraucana (Blue), Australorp (Black), Bielefelder, Brahma (Light), Cochin bantam (silkied Black, smooth Black), Egyptian Fayoumi, Legbar (Cream), Leghorn (Light Brown), Marans (Splash), production Rhode Island Red, Red Sexlink, Sebright (Gold), 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

And my beloved Frou-Frou


And Umru, Vander, Stewpid, Rigby, Ramsay, Lucky, Tygo, Theodore, Charon, Puck, Titan, Oberon, 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 just mean, unlikable birds.