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My "other" baby girls!

By jujub41482, Jul 7, 2013 | Updated: Jan 23, 2014 | | |
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    My KFC Bucket of Chicken Picture... :D

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    My chickies are more like pets than just food providers at my house. Here's Ariel (Rhode Island Red) when she was about 4 weeks old. She's kinda my first of the flock. My actual first pet chicken (also a RIR) was accidentally killed as a 3 week old in a moving ceiling fan. Her name was Merida, and my daughter was so heartbroken over her loss I went out the next day to the feed store and got little Ariel. About two weeks after I got Ariel I started to realize that she really needed another friend of a feather. Having Ariel by herself was just a little too much for me to handle because she is very demanding of affection and started to literally get between me and my daughters! So I found a local farmer that was selling baby Black Stars and I got my second little baby, Jasmine (I call her Jazzie). It took about two days and probably two hundred pecks from Ariel for them to become BFFs, and then thankfully I was a little less in demand as Ariel's constant


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    companion. After having the two chickens in the house it quickly became an overwhelming task to constantly clean up after them. I love them dearly, but enough was enough so I built them their very own home, complete with a white picket fence!










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    My little Ariel (the RIR) and Jasmine (the Black Star)

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    I just got my third little baby girl... a Barred Rock named Belle. Or at least I'm hoping she's a "she". I got her from a feed store that sold her as a straight run. I think she's a pullet... what do you think? The pictures are a little fuzzy because she just can't sit still!



    I think I'm done adding to my flock, unless Belle really turns out to be a "Beau" then I'll have to get a replacement "Belle". I want to stay in good graces with the neighbors so I don't want any roosters in my flock. We'll have to see in the next few weeks!










    Just a few more pics my daughter and I took...

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    Now my 3 little ladies have all grown up!


    Turns out Belle is a girl! Whew!


    Ariel laid her first egg the week before Thanksgiving 2013. I'm still waiting on Jazzie and Belle to deliver. I guess I'll have to wait until spring when there's more light.

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    Jazzie finally started paying
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    I just got two new babies today (1/17/2014), they are day-old Easter Egger's. I can't wait until they start laying! The yellow one is Sophia and the chipmunk one is Tiana.
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    Here they are now at one week old and their tail feathers have just started to come in today!
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