My little urban backyard flock

By connor97, Jul 21, 2013 | Updated: Jul 21, 2013 | | |
  1. connor97
    After years and years of begging and begging my mom, I finally convinced her to get me some chickens. On christmas day I came home from my dad's house and was surprised to find a little box of baby chicks sitting under the christmas tree. I have never been so excited in my entire life haha.
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    Soon we began building our chicken coop and before we knew it our baby chicks had grown into full grown pullets. One day I was in the mall and to my surprise a pet store was selling full grown silkie hens! I guess backyard hens are becoming popular here in the city. There was only one hen left and I couldn't help myself I had to buy her. Now at about 7 months old, (and the silkie is probably around a year or so) everyone is laying eggs now, I get anywhere from 4-7 eggs everyday from my 7 hens.


    Here are some pictures of our little flock:


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    Henrietta our barred rock hen

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    Cotton our Silkie hen (she's a mix breed, no feathers on legs)

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    Clementine our Rhode Island Red hen

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    Hennifer one of our Buff Orpington hens (like Jennifer but hen, yeah I know corny)

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    Frida one of our Easter Egger hens

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    Gin my other Buff Orpington (and favorite hen)

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    And Leah our other Easter Egger, who will soon be rehomed since we are only allowed to have 6 hens in our neighborhood, and she is a very noisy girl and probably has woken up the neighbors before.


    This is everyone when they were babies. (we originally had 2 rhode island reds but one died at 3 days old)
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    This picture is their first day outside (they were very excited)
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    Here is our coop (excuse the wires, we still had the heat lamp in there when the photo was taken.)
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    And here is their first day with Cotton. I was so surprised, I was expecting pecking and fighting, but within 10 minutes they all introduced themselves and happily welcomed her into the flock.
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    Well that's it, I hope you all enjoy your chickens as much as I enjoy mine !
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  1. mrstodd
    what a lovely story, I love the last picture of everyone getting along and relaxing. :)
  2. Whittni
    Cute! Thanks for sharing!

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