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Our flock (And farm)

By dan26552, Jan 18, 2016 | Updated: Mar 16, 2016 | | |
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  1. dan26552
    I love chickens, my parents use to raise meat chickens by the hundreds and we also had a small flock of laying hens. All that changed 9 years ago when my dad got a job working for the railroad. We sold our laying hens (And sold or gave away all our other animals a pig some goats, some ducks and a few rabbits.) and started traveling the country with him. Late last year we decided that we were going to start the farm back up and try to make a living off the land, first we got some pigs and rabbits, then some ducklings and then last but not least we bought chickens, 13 grown chickens, 12 laying hens, 6 Australorps, 3 Cuckoo Marans, 3 EE's and a Delaware rooster to protect them and 40 chicks (Australorps EE's Barred Rocks a cuckoo marans and a comet). Sadly some of the chicks have died and we now have 34 chicks. Here is our flock.

    All our grown chickens are roughly 7 months old.

    This is Isidore, he was our Delaware rooster, he died last night (the 16th) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] He was a very friendly and calm rooster except when a dog or other animal gets to close to his hens, then he gives them a piece of his mind. I'll miss him.
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    This is Madeline. The prettiest EE of the bunch, she lays light blue eggs.

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    This is Sandy, she is also an EE, she's at the bottom of the pecking order. She lays blue/green eggs.

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    And here is our Stella. The last EE. She lays a pretty blue egg.

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    Here are all three

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    And the other girls (Who do have names but are really hard to tell apart.)

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    Eggs

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    These are Sandy's eggs
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    And the chicks and ducklings.

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    The ducklings at about a week old.
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    The chicks at a month old
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    The ducklings at about 3 weeks old
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    A month old.
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    About 5 weeks.
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    About 9 weeks old
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    The chicks at about 2 and a half months old
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    And for anyone who'd like to see our other animals here are the pigs and rabbits

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    We got some goats and a few new rabbits 2 weeks ago.
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    Elsa and Darth Vader (My niece and nephew named them)
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    Her kits yesterday morning. (The 6th) one day old.
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    I hope you enjoyed it.

    And if anyone would like to follow our day by day happenings here is my sisters blog
    https://caroestis.wordpress.com
    and our Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/bluebarnfoods/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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  1. alexa009
    Lovely flock, dan!! So sorry you lost your delaware, he was beautiful!!!! So is the rest of the flock! I even see some cockerels in those batch of chicks!
  2. Hybridchucks
  3. The Angry Hen
    Quite a collection! Awesome!
  4. Debs Flock
    Very nice & now you can add some goat pics! :)
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  5. dan26552
    Thank you!
  6. hashworld
    Lots of great pics and stories. Thanlk you for sharing :)
  7. Gossie
    All of your animals look beautiful. I especially love the piglets and bunnies. I used to own bunnies, but predators became a problem. Thanks for sharing!
  8. dan26552
    Thanks. Nice. No, mine are NZW crossed to californian.

    Thanks!
  9. crazyfeathers
    Love your farm and great photos!
  10. Chickartforever
    Nice pics- I own 2 mini lops. are yours dwarfs?

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