My chicken raising adventure started In 2012. I bought five chicks. I lost one, had to get rid of one and then got two new ones. This page is about my current flock of five happy, lovely hens.
This is Quanie. She lays a quantity of eggs which is what gave me the idea of Quanie as her name. She is an Easter Egger mix who is gentle, sweet and shy. Her blue eggs are sure unique. She is the oldest of the flock and definitely one of my favorites.
Secondly we have Sunny, a curious, talkative, fluffy, friendly buff orpington. Being my best layer, she lays large, brown eggs with speckles. We call her the "grouch" because her voice is deep and "gravely." She always sounds grumpy when she talks. It's quite funny to listen to since she is always talking.
Gracie, another buff orpington, is my absolute favorite! She is beyond friendly! She follows me everywhere, eats out of my hand, falls asleep in my arms, loves being held and cuddled, preens my air, sunbathes on my lap and attacks other chickens whom one near her and I! Even though she is a poor layer, she lays light, smooth brown eggs. She's had some health issues and is weak. But she still loves life and always has something to cluck about.
New to the flock is Rosie, a speckled sussex. She is very hyper, pretty and friendly. Because of her curiosity and energy, she doesn't like to sit in my lap and cuddle. But she still loves to sit on my shoulder and eat from my hand. She sings to herself all day even if she is alone. It seems like she has to investigate EVERYTHING. Her eggs are small and light brown. For some strange reason, she is a very poor layer. She is over a year old and has only laid about 60 eggs.
Also new to the flock is yet another buff orpington named Daisy. Rosie and her were raised together and are the best of friends. However, her personality is a lot different from Rosie's. She is gentle, friendly, loves to be cuddled with and is quite the dainty chicken. Her eggs are brown and medium sized and she is a very dependable layer..
I hope you enjoyed reading a bit about my flock. I sure do love and spoil them.