So my quick story is about my 10 chickens.
I started off my flock with 6 chicks from tractor supply. 3 were White Leghorns and 3 were Red sex links.
Here's a picture of them as babies. It's in black and white so you can see it easier because of the heat lamp.
As time went on they they got older, we ended up losing 2 of the leghorns to predators..
Here is a picture of the last White Leghorn left. She is quite the goofball and loves to annoy me but is a great chicken
After 2 years of having the girls we decided to get them a rooster
Here he is. PRINCE !
We were told he was an Americana but you guys have told me hes a Production Quality Faverolle ! Regardless, he is a wonderful Rooster. The girls took to him right away !
After having him for about a month I decided to hatch some of their eggs. I ended up hatching out 4 of the original 9 eggs. We sold all of them except this gorgeous colored chick we named Bruno. The first picture was a previous picture and the other 2 I took today
Bruno has ended up being a Rooster but we still love him nonetheless.
During the time I first started incubating Bruno and his buddies, my Hen decided to go broody and I gave her 10 eggs to sit on. After 3 long weeks, 7 of them hatched ! We only kept one we named Penguin, again, for his beautiful markings.
Here is a picture of him and his mom, Crumbs the Red Sex Link.
We ended up having a lot of complications with Crumbs and her chick and decided it'd be best if we just put Penguin with Bruno as Bruno was so very lonley. They absolutely loved eachother and have been inseperable since.
Here is a picture of them. The one was supposed to just be a shot of Penguin and ended up being photobombed by Bruno.
We figured momma hen would hopefully forget about the baby and continue of doing as a chicken does. Well, that was not the case at all ! As soon as she could, she got back on that nest and sat on some eggs. We decided we've give her another chance and bought 5 eggs for her. 3 silkie eggs and 2 Cochin eggs. She of course sat on them immediately and did so for 3 more weeks ! Crazy chicken.1 egg wasn't fertile and 1 ended up dying early on. 3 babies ended up hatching and here is a picture of 2 of them, and then a picture of mom with her third one.
She is the best momma to her chicks and it has been such a beautiful journey watching her grow up and raise her own brood.
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I felt it was needed to add my newest additions to my family ! My Golden Pheasants!!
I had just recently found out about any other pheasant besides a Ringneck, haha. I ended up finding a breeder an hour away. He had a pair for sale. $40 for them both so I of course got them ! Here is Sunny and Star the Yellow Golden Pheasants.
They are very skiddish so it is hard to get pictures of them. I'm hoping with time they with warm up to me. Nevertheless they are still good and beautiful birds. I do know stars tail is short but the breeder told us she's molting but it'll grow back in no time !
Not long after that we decided to get some California Valley Quail. We found yet another breeder. My Dad went and picked up the Quail chicks but while he was there he said that he saw this other beautiful pheasant there that he was in love with. He asked if the pheasant was for sale but they said it was not for sale as it was their breeder.... Well, my Dad could not help it and called them back offering $100 for that specific pheasant. They decided it was worth the trade We of course realize that's over priced but my Dad said he doesn't have the time to go looking for another so it was no big deal. Well.... HERE HE IS ! Hundi. Named for the amount we paid for him.
Well, that's it for now ! Thank you for reading !