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My Always Expanding Flock

By Acornewell · Jan 11, 2015 · Updated Aug 18, 2015 ·
  1. Acornewell
    So, I started out while my husband was at work driving about an hour to pick up 3 chicks from a feed store. My husband called when he got home from work asking where I was. I told him I decided to get 3 baby chicks, and I was on my way home with them. My hubby is so supportive and would allow me to bring home an elephant if I wanted one [​IMG]

    So it began. My first Hens Stella, Bellina, and Penelope.

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    Hey...Guess What? CHICKEN BUTT x3
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    Stella - Stella Bella
    8/6/2012

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    Miss Bellina - Bina Bean
    (8/6/2012-8/17/2015)

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    Penelope - PP CHI CHI
    (8/6/2012-7/6/2015)
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    Then of course I frequented farm stores for treats to spoil my girls. It was Spring...there were chicks... So we decided to add two Barred Rocks. Rexy & Cici. They lived in our bathtub until it was warm enough to move them outside to the big girl coop.

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    Rub a dub dub...two chicks in a tub!

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    Rexy - Sexy Rexy {having a staring contest with that handsome garden rooster.}

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    CiCi- I named her CC for Chatty Cathy
    *please note Rexy is the closest one sleeping with her head tucked in her wing. Cici is in the background. I have yet till this day to get a good picture of her because she wont stand still. She is always on the move! I will post one if I ever get one! :)
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    We moved to an old 1850's farmhouse. Of course the only reason was to have room for my chickens & of course get more!!! On another trip to a different feed store, I saw two little buff orpington chicks all alone. They had pasty butt pretty badly. Of course I scooped them up and brought them home and cleaned up their little bums. We named them the "Boofy Girls" Buffy & Darla.

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    The Boofy Girls

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    Buffy - Boofy
    RIP 1/8/2015 - Boofy passed away in my loving arms...she had some sort of fluid building up in her abdomen. I think she was laying internally! You will be missed my sweet Boof.


    Darla - Dee Dee
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    Then we decided to try to see if adding a Rooster to our flock. The older girls were picking on the littler gals. And now we live on a farm so why not!

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    Rico Suave - We usually just call him Rico...unless he is in trouble! LOL

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    Since we had a Rooster, I bought an incubator. I set 13 eggs, only 2 of which hatched. Haven't officially picked out names yet. For now it is Big Roosty and Little Roosty (pullet). They are both Rexy's hatchlings.

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    Oh, and somehow my Mother thought she wanted White Ducks. So now I have 3 Pekin Ducks. Moe, Fluffy, & Howard. All females!

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    Moe - Momo
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    Left side: Fluffy
    Front Right: Moe
    Very back right: Howard
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    3 Black Cochins
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    I call her Big Mama. She is quite bossy.

    My husband went with me when I picked up my 3 Black Cochins...Probably so I wouldn't come home with more than 3. However she had 6 baby chicks that were Quail Bearded D'anver Bantams. HE FELL IN LOVE! I really didn't want to raise chicks at that moment as I had some getting ready to join the big coop...I told him that these would be "his" birds. Almost like I was telling a child he has to walk, feed, and train his puppy! I thought it was something he would get bored of when he would have to wake up and care for these...but he loves them. He calls it his 6 pack. There are 2 Females and 4 Males. They are the funniest bunch. Very friendly. Maybe that is the way to get husband on board with our obsessions...get them a 6 pack! LOL Oh and their names are ...the 4 roosters (the 4 horsemen) Johnny Walker, Jack, Jose, and Jim and the two ladies are Pina and Shirley!

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