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My wonderful flock

By BlueJuniper, Sep 3, 2016 | Updated: Feb 10, 2017 | | |
  1. BlueJuniper
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    This is my coop; took us a while to make, but it works wonderfully! The far left wall has a door that swings out for easy access to my girls. We added the little flags at the top, just to make it a little bit more interesting. [​IMG]



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    This is Ethel, my Swedish Flower Hen. She is the sweetest thing ever, and comes running to you when you call her! When we first got her, she had (and still has) a little bouffant on her head, and we had no idea what she was. We thought that it was a packaging error or something, but after a ton more research, we found that she is just more special, being a crested Swedish Flower Hen. Because of her little hat, she has trouble seeing, resulting in her being at the bottom of the pecking order, so every now and then, we have to trim it back, and the moment we cut those feathers off, she seems to be even more bubbly than normal, for she can actually see!



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    This is Betsy Ross, my Barred Plymouth Rock. Very cuddly and sweet. She was the first one to start to make real chicken noises, as opposed to the cute peeping of chicks. [​IMG] And she's such a pretty little girl. Now that she's older, the black part of her feathers is starting to shine blue in the light.



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    This is Danny my White Cochin. We named her Danny or Daenerys after the character with the stark white hair in game of thrones. Any way, she is the funniest of my flock, always making me laugh some way or another. Her run/waddle is hysterical! Her fathered legs look to big for her body, and is very soft to the touch.




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    This is Quiche my EE Bantam. She is probably the smallest one in the flock, and you would think to be on the bottom of the pecking order, but she has a bold personality to the other chickens. But to us she it the nicest thing. She totally relaxes when you pick her up, and loves to be handled.



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    This is Ohana. A friend of ours originally ordered lavender orphingtons for us, and we where going to do a chick swap with one of our favacaunas, (while they where very young rest assured), but the company sent her this little one. We have no idea what exactly she is, while we have some ideas; Cream Legear, Welsummer, Light Brown Leghorn. We got a little surprise with the order to, as we got a cockerel, who has the speckling of a cream leg bar, but we don't know for sure who he is. (please leave a comment if you have any ideas).
    We named her Ohana after my favorite quote from the disney lilo and stich, "Ohana means family, Family means nobody get's left behind or forgotten". (She's the most photogenic out of my flock) As you can see in the top photo, she is sitting on my arm while I was on BYC.



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    This is Raven my Blue Favacauna. She is definitely at the top of the pecking order, and constantly reminds the others about that. She's sweet once you handle her a bit, but when you pick her up she complains loudly. (A little stubborn). Her eyes are a gorgeous amber, and they reflect light in the most pretty ways when the sun hits them just rite. I know that they lay beautiful green eggs, which I have to look forward to.




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    This is Souflet my EE bantam. She is very curious; we set up a little nipple waterer in their brooder when they where chicks, and when I lowered it in the box for the the first time, she was the first to figure it out. She is smart and sweet (a perfect combo). Still a little small, but I get it because she is a bantam, and she is not afraid to stand up for herself to a bossy chicken in the flock.




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    This is Shea (also named after Game of Thrones) and also known as Shea ball. Before we got them I read that they are soft and all, but I had no idea; when she started to grow out her adult feathers, I could swear that I have never felt anything softer! Although gorgeous, she is not the brightest bulb in the flock; When I let them out in the morning, it takes her a while to find the door to get out of the coop, and she paces back and forth alone the perimeter of the hardware cloth trying to find an opening!


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    My first egg!! Very tiny, but very exciting![​IMG] On the day we found it, my mother came running, carefully holding an egg in her hands, and I thought that she was just carrying the ceramic egg we put in the nesting box to encourage them to lay, (we tease each other often holding the fake egg, and trick the other into getting excited). And then she held it up, and it was a real egg!! For a while we thought it was betsy ross (our BR) because they are supposed to lay a lot, but then we looked to others like Ohana, and even our cochin. None of them looked in the mood for laying, and none of them were seen in the coop. Then one cold morning, I went to check on the chickens, and I saw shea (our silkie) in the nesting box. For all this time we didn't think that she could have played it, because we always thought that silkies took longer to mature. But sure enough, when she got off that egg, it looked exactly like the one in the picture.

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    And these are the eggs of my chickens after they have been laying for a while.
    Well that is my flock, I hope you found this interesting!

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  1. Whittni
    Very cute!
  2. hashworld
    Beautiful chickens:)

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