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I am 16 years old and I am a Newbie at taking care of chickens, I just recently got 2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 EE's
My page consists mostly of pictures of my chickens and their coop. I will update asap when I can!
My two Buff Orpington Chickens names are: Circe ( Sear-sea ) and Calliope ( Ka-lie-o-pea )
My two Easter Egger Chickens names are: Persephone ( Purr-sif-phone ) and Dameter ( Da-meat-ter ) *No pics yet
name comes from the story of Odysseus. While traveling across the sea his ship came upon an island but on this island was a witch, Circe. Circe lived on this island awaiting sailors to come ashore, for when they did, she would drug the sailors and have them for supper! But not in their human form. For the drug she gave them was not a drug but a potion, a potion which turned men into swine!
Calliope's name comes from the Greek Mythology. Calliope was a Muse1, she was the eldest of the Muse's. She was the goddess of eloquence, who bestowed her gift on kings and princess. Kalliope was named Muse of epic poetry. She was said to be a young beautiful women and was always portrayed carriering a lyre2.
Persephone's is the daughter of Zeus and Dameter. She was the goddess of springtime and, after her abduction by Hades she became his wife and Queen of the Underworld for six months of each year
Dameter's Demeter is the godess of corn, grain, and the harvest. She is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. It is Demeter that makes the crops grow each year. The first loaf of bread from the harvest is scarificed to her. Dameter is intimately associated with the seasons. Her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades to be his wife in the Underworld. In her anger at her daughter's loss Demeter laid a curse on the world that caused plants to wither and die, the land became desolate. Zues became alarmed and sought Persephone's return. However, because she had eaten while in the underworld Hades had a claim on her. Therefore, it was decreed that Persephone would spend four months each year in the underwold. During these months Demeter greves her daughters absence, and withdraws her gifts from the world, creating winter. Her return brought the spring.
Their First Drink in the Brooder! 2 days old
Circe is posing for the camera! 2 days old
Let them both take naps, They look so Innocent! 2 days old
Chickens 6 days old
Circe's Wings (Eating can't see head) is growing faster then Calliope's.
Random Chickens Dancing
Brooder left side
Brooder Feeder: It's slanted so the chicks won't jump on it! It can be messy sometimes by falling out, but they don't try to get on it!
The Perches are slanted because the chicks can't jump that high right now, so they climb up it and sit on it, till they can jump higher! 1 is under the light and 1 is on the other side of the Brooder without the light! One perch is Flat on is Triangle shaped
Triangle Shaped Perch
Chicken Nesting Boxes
Chicken Roosting Area
Chicken Coop Window
String Attached to Chicken door to open and close it!
Chicken Door Closed
When the String is like this the door is closed!
When the String is down like this the Door is Open
Chicken Door Open
Chicken Coop Light
Garage Door, this door does not open anymore, we Put clamps on it to lock it.
Door to the Chicken coop, one way in, one way out, for humans chickens have 2 ways out, this door and the chicken door.
Chicken Run Door latch, I know tacky, but I am poor, I like it!
This is the Door Itself!
Back of the run, this is where the chicken door is in back.
Chicken Run roof, I am still making the roof, this is what I have so far, when I am done, the Whole run will be Covered.
The gutters to catch the ran.
The chicken coop roof.
The chicken Door, Outside.
The side of the Chicken Run
Behind the the Chicken Run, Woods, they are building a development, and You can see it very well, but there is a road back there! But its hidden well.
The Garage door, Which again, never is opened.
Nasturtians, They are growing up, the chicken run fence, next to the chicken run door!
I Forgot the Length for some of the walls I will Measure again later, and update this Pic.
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