Hi there, I live in a fairly urban area in Florida and keep a few chickens plus other pets. I'm focused on keeping a small flock of hardy egglayers. Here's a little bit about everyone:

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Frankenchicken, a production red, posing here with her very first egg! Her name comes from when she was attacked by a possum who put a big, deep gash in the back of her head. Fortunately she made a full recovery with some TLC, and now has a big scar like Frankenstein's monster. She is my most vocal chicken.


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Goldie is a red sex-link. She is a champion egglayer, laying big brown eggs nearly every day. She is the most docile of the flock.


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Buff, the buff orpington (I know, creative). She is top hen at the moment, and will chase squirrels or cats away from the flock. Despite this breed's reputation for being friendly, Buff is the flightiest chicken I've had yet.


Update Nov 2021: I have a new batch of chicks hatched in late October. I'll update this page once I've decided who is staying for good.




Non-chicken flock members:
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The rest of my crew, Oka (calico kitty), Mango (orange kitty), and Lantana (brindle hound mix). Both cats were found as stray kittens, Mango in New Mexico and Oka in Miami. Lantana is a rescue from rural North Florida. All are shockingly tolerant of the chickens!
Not pictured: my husband and the mealworm farm!




Past flock members:

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Blue the wonky chicken, a production blue or maybe a sapphire gem. She had some kind of misalignment in her pelvis, one hip was higher than the other, making her look crooked and walk with a swagger. That plus her huge floppy comb made her look a bit ridiculous, but she held her own! Unfortunately lost to a predator (likely a possum) in September 2021 when we were away and she decided not to go sleep inside the coop, which has an automatic door.

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Flappy the barred rock. The most adventurous of the flock who would peck at my freckles! Her flappiness eventually did her in when she escaped the run and wandered away through a gate accidentally left ajar. Surely a predator found her, but we never found any evidence of her after she left the yard.

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Scratchy the cockerel. I live in city limits, so he couldn't stay. He was, however, delicious, and I canned some of the broth so he lives on!
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