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Our BCM X Chickens!

  1. harmesonfarm
    Here's our flock so far, we'll be adding newbies near the end of this year / beginning of new year.
    Just got some eggs in the incubator now ready for a hatch on september 14th! (hopefully!!)

    These 8 are all bcm crosses, rooster was a bcm mothers were of varying breeds.

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    Mr. Gimpy our cockerel

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    Amber our pullet closest looking to a bcm, too much copper leakage to be true though. she does lay some nice dark eggs though.

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    Ginger

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    The twins (haha) Lily and Gracie

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    Lynx, she lays our darkest egg

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    Ms. Lemon, getting ready to lay

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    The ever so sassy, Ms. Maggie May

    They are all still pullets for now (same age as our cockerel.) about 24-26 weeks now.

    Their favourite snacks include our organic scratch we give them and all the weeds that i get out of our garden! I've tried giving them vegetable scrap leaves, etc. but their favourites are the weeds. I really don't mind, works great for me!

    The way we garden now is in the spring we make rows after tilling everything down. Then, through the spring, summer, etc. I allow weeds to grow in between the garden rows and keep them trimmed down to feed to the chickens. This way, I can allow a green mulch to grow, supply good food flowers and a variety of sources to our local bees, and invite all sorts of bugs and worms to make homes in our garden.


    It's a great system, and seems to work so far. I keep the weeds out of the rows, the garden is growing great (except we don't have it fenced off yet so we do have a deer and a rabbit that do like to graze) and were keeping a natural ecosystem about, which makes the chickens pretty happy... happy chickens, happy farmer!

    We recently caught Gimpy and Lemon in some Perfect Action poses...

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    Ms. Lemon the ballerina!

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    Gimpy swishing those wattles elegantly...

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  1. twisted-acres-farm
    Love Mr Gimpy very handsome.
  2. RodNTN

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