Instead of being the old lady that lived in the shoe, who had so many children she didn't know what to do, we are the Kelloggs with the Krazy woman who keeps poultry, large and small. Not just chickens but ducks and geese come one come all. I'll be living in the barn soon so I don't have to listen to my husband keep telling me, we have to cut back and lower our numbers. It's hard to have a breeding program with only one pair of chickens in a particular breed. So I have several breeds and a few pairs of Silkies, Banty Cochin, Polish, Houdan, old English, Wyndotte and more. That doesn't include ducks and geese. I have many mallards, khaki, buff, rouen, swedish, magpie, and cayuga. Then I invested in 2 pair of Sebastapol geese this summer to go along with Chinese and Embden geese we already had about 8 pair in all.
What can I say I love my birds.
New cages or cubbies in the new barn. With birds like this, how can you not want more. They can be so affectionate.
So beautiful and graceful.
They can be so fluffy!!!
Plus being able to incubate the breeds that the feed stores don't carry in the spring is a benefit to the community. I will have full size and banty cochin, Dominque, Cukoo Marans, Wyndotte and maybe Welsummers. I think I might have a rooster in that breed which would be way cool. I also have various colors of silkies and frizzle cochins.
This is curly Sue and I have Sally May, who is a black frizzle hen. Frosty Frizzle, a white frizzle male, and Mr. Frizzle our original black frizzle male.
Plus lovely blue banty cochin, black banty cochin, white banty cochin, and one little red banty cochin. They all have such great personalities except for a couple of roosters with attitude.
Like Bucky boy, who looks like a cochin but has a buttercup type comb. He thinks he's as big as the rest of us. He has no bones about leaping up on your legs just because he wants to make his presence know. If he has a hen in the cubby, he is her protector. If anyone has any ideas as to what he is please let me know. As far as I know I don't have any buttercup combs in the crew, but I learn something new all the time.
The baby chicks are the best part. It's like Christmas in every egg. You can see what the package looks like, but it's so much fun when that egg starts to peep and then crack open. It never gets old. Almost like living in Alaska. We never get tired of seeing the Northern Lights dance through the cold winter's night or that big brown moose standing in the yard, or those awesome snow covered mountains. It's always an amazing thing to see, that's what makes raising poultry fun, don't you agree?