The Early Morning Show - My Chickens Edition!

By bugglesmommy, Nov 14, 2013 | Updated: Feb 3, 2015 | | |
  1. bugglesmommy
    Well I started the new year of 2012 with a Christmas present, an incubator! I was just going to hatch eggs once for the experience of it... and haven't stopped since! 3 incubators later, I have learned a type of math I never knew existed and the only kind I'm good at- chicken math! I now have a variety of feathered friends. I've suffered many losses and endured heartbreak but It has been a worthwhile journey that I have been able to share with my daughter who has named most of them herself.

    The Boys

    My flock currently has three boys in charge, cochin brothers that have grown on me. These three are sweet natured and do not squabble too seriously or bother the girls too much while still getting the job done. They were eggs I got from a Millie Fleur Breeding project from this site in September of 2013! They have grown a lot from the little fluffkins that hatched into attractive roos.

    Big Red

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    Big Fluffy

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    Cal

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    The Ladies

    The top hen of the pecking order in the flock and certainly high up in my heart is my EE Parker.
    Parker

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    And here is the Columbian Rock Bantam Lucy, a good mother but not the most clever of the flock.

    Lucy

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    Next up are the three sisters, mixes from two of my favorite and most missed birds, a Sultan and frizzled d'uccle. Jackdaw is certainly a unique chicken in the fact that she can fly quite well! I'm not talking the 15 -20 foot flap you expect either. That girl can makes loops around the house and keep in the air for a substantial amount of time for a chicken! Her identical sisters Mamba and Widow are not quite so inclined and are much more reserved and skittish.

    Jackdaw

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    Mamba and Widow
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    Of course you can't forget the lovely and gentle Creole Polish Aino or Goldilocks.....

    Aino Goldilocks
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    Or the frizzled polish diva Dolly!

    Dolly

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    While we are on big headed chicken fros, here is Karma, easily the fastest of them running. She might be part roadrunner in there somewhere! [​IMG]

    Karma
    (Seen below with Lucy and with Jackdaw. She was too quick to get a solo, unblurred photo!)

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    I can't forget the crested cream legbar hen whose personality is so grumpy with a tendency to bite she has earned a name not so friendly to BYC so for this page I will give her the tamer nickname Brat.


    Brat

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    The Honored Lost

    The worst part about being a chicken addict is that losses happen. Sometimes things go wrong and predators get craftier every day. Here are some of the chickens that are gone but forever in my heart.

    Fern Yamcha Thelma Sal
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    Imogene Rya Annabelle

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  1. Tacampbell1973
    What a very beautiful flock you have...Every time I think I have settled on what my next breed of chicken will be, I see another one I just have to have. What am I gonna do? I love your rooster. He is a beaut.
  2. roostersandhens
    I am so sorry about Sal and Boss. His fame will live on at BYC. I hate it when chickens die, it's such a cruel world. It's so impressive that he was willing to spare his life for another! That should be a famous story if you ask me! Sorry again! Rest in Peace Sal & Boss
  3. sezjasper
    How quickly things can change...shedding tears for your losses. So many of us have lost chickens to predators...we grieve, we learn, we do what we can to guard against future losses and we move on...but we never forget. I'm so sorry.
  4. bugglesmommy
    I am sorry to say this, but Sal is dead. He was killed saving his girls. A racoon managed to open two of my cages. The roosters, Sal and a Japanese Bantam Boss obviously sacrificed themselves so that the girls could escape. They are scared but unharmed. Thank you all for the love and support.
  5. sezjasper
    Your flock is gorgeous, your commentary is hilarious, and I will laugh for DAYS over "The Fabio of Chickens!!!" Thanks for a very fun read!!
  6. salt and pepper
    Loved this!!!
  7. DustyDawgy
    Wow! Great thread! I really like the wonderful ending like a label.
  8. yardbird53
    Fern is a cool looking chicken. Thanks for sharing - a great read!
  9. Cheryl1948
    I am stunned! I never heard of Seramas. They are so sweet! When they are bigger will they let you give them "belly rubs"? You are wonderful for rescuing those 3 from a caged up life. Are you located in the US?
  10. SilkiesForEver
    Adorable. Thanks for sharing!!
  11. Shabana
    Really fabulous read ! Congratulations !!
    Lovely pics cute as pie babies and gorgeous flock
  12. TwoCrows
    Very pretty birds! Love the babies enjoying the belly rubs!!
  13. CackedNut
    You have a STUNNING flock!!! Very well done!
  14. bugglesmommy
    "Hhmm! Yamcha , now Dragon Ball came to my mind."

    Caught me! ;)
  15. Pancholoco
    Hhmm! Yamcha , now Dragon Ball came to my mind.
  16. Wyandottes7
    Beautiful chickens!
  17. MyPetNugget
    Nice chickens!
  18. roostersandhens
  19. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Chicken Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process
  20. love2carve
    what a fun read! Your chickens are wonderful! Love your Roo! :)
  21. bugglesmommy
    My best is a Brinsea octagon 20 incubator. That one hold temps. steadily very well, but it does have some trouble keeping humidity up so I use one of my older styrafoams as a hatcher.
  22. desertegg
    What's the best incubator? I'm shopping for my second one. The first was an old, still-air styrofoam model from a yard sale and none of the eggs hatched.
  23. BantamFan4Life
    You have a gorgeous flock!!! Love 'em!
  24. ChemicalchiCkns
    Beaks are known to grouw Out, and cracks will be Lost.

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