Spiritwood Farms Awesome Chookies

By Chickielady · Jan 26, 2012 · ·
  1. Chickielady
    Describe 'Spiritwood Farm's awesome chookies !' here
    Ahhhhhhhhh...while the dog's away the chickens will play !
    It is very "chicken" here, although we do raise a few breeds of Turkeys, the birds make our world go round, from sun up to down, it is all poultry here, with eggs in the incubators, and hatching, brooders going, they get us up in the morning, and make us happy all day !
    Black java pullets treated with apples !
    We absolutely LOVE our heritage birds here !
    Black Java Cockerel, 5 mo old.an awesome boy!
    The sun on a Buckeye Pullet's back~
    4 mo old Buckeye Cockerel...big "Buck"
    "Blue" again~
    Nice shot of a favorite "Blue" a Blue Ameracauna hen
    B, B & S "Blue" Copper Marans in the garden....

    One Blue Copper Marans hens after moult this last fall:
    French Cuckoo Marans, Cock & hens:

    here is a few pics from today: This is Milton, Alpha French Cuckoo Marans Cock, such a love !


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  1. cusolisa
    Thanks so much!
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  2. chickenpassion
    beautifull chickens!
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  3. Chickielady
    cusolisa & samuel:
    These breeds all have a seperate coop & 'pen' which is about 15 X 25 feet, and covered on top with net.
    IF I am out in the yard, and usually am, one pen is opened to the pasture in back, and one opened to the garden area in front.
    No cross breeding that way, and everyone plays nice.
    Each breed is free ranged every other day.
    Thanks for looking !
    Hope this helps.
  4. willowbranchfarm
    Beautiful Chickens.
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  5. samuel
    awesome pictures are they free ranged?
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  6. cusolisa
    Thanks for your photos, for me it brings up a question. I'm new to chickens so this may seem like a silly question, but how do you have so many different breeds of chickens in one place and rosters? I've been doing a ton of reading and feel like my brain is smoking from all the information and maybe I missed something. Thanks for any advice! Lisa
    1. Chickielady
      Cock birds are over their pen of hens, each pen is separate from the other for reasons of keeping the breed pure, that way we have a pure bred line and we sell pure bred eggs and chicks, each pen has one cock over about 6 hens, max, to ensure great fertility, none the less, there is always an Alpha male, and then Beta. If the Alpha does not mate the hen, hopefully the Beta does. Raised together, they get along great.
  7. Chickengirl47
    Pretty birds!!!
  8. Chickielady
    Thanks for the kind comments !!
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  10. SmallFarmChick
    Love the pictures of them in the dog house!
  11. poultryman17
    really enjoyed looking at those picture. Thanks for sharing
  12. judyki2004
    What a lovely flock you have!!! Beautiful, colorful birds!! Very nice photos, specially I love the one that was chosen, of the hens between the flower plants!
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  13. Lothiriel
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  14. Chickielady
    Thanks guys !
    The group in the dog house are the light Brahmas...those girls knew exactly where I hid the dog food bowl & old sleeping Labrador is IN THERE !!!
    Every so often she'd wake up covered by chookies & bark BOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! and all the birds would come flying out...only to sneak back in.
    They are so funny !
  15. drumstick diva
    I love the photo of them all holed up in the dog house
  16. hallerlake
    Great pictures. I especially like the chookies among the nasties.

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