I thought it would be a good idea to finally share some of my chicken pics, considering I've been raising this flock for just over a year. In a year's time, we've had a few losses and lots of unexpected additions to our flock. It's been a great adventure!
Here are some of our flock members!
Here is Che, our rescued Indian Runner-mix duck. He's a little fighter who loves attacking our rat dogs, so we sometimes have to chase him off, but he's a great addition to the flock. He loves and protects his ladies!
Swedie here is a really new addition to our flock. She's in love with Che, if the love-bobbing is anything to go by! She's huge and lovely and tends to huddle with her friend Ducky
This here is Helena, one of the older members of our flock. She's a Black Australorp and is normally pretty mean, but she has been acting really sweet lately. Nowadays, when she's hungry, she'll lightly tug at my shirt sleeve until I hand over some treats, heehee!
This is our little American Game/RIR-or-Turken mix cockerel. He's adorable and has the cutest eyes. I'm not really sure who he took after, considering his coloring is neither white (like his mother) or red (like his possible father) or mixed (like his other possible father). Oh well, he's cute.
This is my favorite new member of our flock! She's got the cutest way of hanging around and loves jumping on my shoulders until she gets fed. She'll lightly peck at my hair until I hand over the bowl of pellets. She's an American Game/Turken mix and is the runt of our flock!
Here are a couple members of our flock. From left to right: a Black Australorp rooster who hasn't begun showing any signs of strutting; an American Game/RIR-or-Turken mix pullet; Mama, our adorable little Partridge Bantam Cochin hen.
Here is another favorite of mine. This little pullet is a Black Australorp/RIR mix for sure, seeing as she got that brilliant coloring. She was pecked/scalped when she was young, but luckily, most of her feathers have grown back. She's gotten much more docile since I started giving her extra treats, so I love giving her little chicken massages.
This here is Estella, most admired for her beautiful feathers. She's a lovely little pullet, a Game/RIR mix for sure. She took after her mother and is a bit aloof, but she's getting better with the extra attention I pay her.
This here is Gracie with her two chicks (the yellow one is Australorp/RIR mix from earlier) when they were just hatched. Neither of them were technically hers, but she went broody and stealthily snatched up eggs from two different nesting boxes. What a sneaky hen Gracie is. She proved to be a decent mother, but I don't think I'll let her go broody again. She abandoned her chicks a bit too early, I think.
I hope you all enjoyed these pictures! I had loads of fun taking them and while I have posted them on other threads previously, I am glad to share them with others! One day, I'm sure I'll be able to catalogue ALL of our flock, but there are so many. I'm absolutely overrun with birds, haha!