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  1. pelican

    CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS - 2018 BYC Calendar - Your Pictures Needed!

    It's wonderful to see all the chicken pics! Thanks for doing this, calendar or no. Here's a silky.
  2. pelican

    Comment by 'pelican' in article 'evolution of chicken houses and yards over the years'

    Thanks for the nice remarks. I appreciate them. About retro.... Chickens have been in our lives for several decades, and at first, I used a little Brownie Instamatic box camera. Finally it just fell apart, all 4 sides, all at once, all outward. Absolutely astonishing and couldn't have been...
  3. pelican

    Will my rooster stop damaging my hens when he's older?

    I think you're right, they do sense. What you've written about your young roosters is interesting -- thanks very much for sharing that. Yes, he's a great chicken, and it's so nice that everybody is more peaceful now, less tension for all. :D
  4. evolution of chicken houses and yards over the years

    evolution of chicken houses and yards over the years

    There isn't a coop per se at our house, although some I've seen at BackyardChickens.com are creative and beautiful, true works of art. So this is just about sharing where our chickens have lived through the years. It's a rural area, no formality! and whatever was here, was used. When...
  5. pelican

    Will my rooster stop damaging my hens when he's older?

    I posted a recent question about the current rooster living here, at least 6 years old, who has been acting unnaturally aggressive (for him) with the hens. There aren't many hens, and they are in a chicken yard until the garden is down in the fall, but this has been unusual for him. Two hens...
  6. pelican

    Will my rooster stop damaging my hens when he's older?

    Thanks. Yours is too, and that's a multi-layered flock of many kinds. Challenging for sure. Thank you for that link. It's interesting information and I enjoyed reading it. :)
  7. pelican

    Hi!

    Thank you. Very thoughtful and kind of you.
  8. pelican

    Will my rooster stop damaging my hens when he's older?

    Thanks so much for the information. Apple cider vinegar isn't voodoo! I'll look into it and imagine chopped garlic is good for whatever ails. However I wonder if it translates into flavored eggs--:) It's impressive that you prepare your own chicken feed. Yes, these pellets are layer pellets...
  9. pelican

    Will my rooster stop damaging my hens when he's older?

    You make good excellent points, thanks very much. I'm not sure I could handle watching an overthrow having seen a quite horrible one in the past. We thought we'd timed it all out, but, nope. There are so few chickens here, they pass on of old age, and it's nice to have a replacement hen. I...
  10. pelican

    Hi!

    Thank you very much. From uncomfortably hot California!
  11. pelican

    Hi!

    Thank you! I hope to be more involved and just need to take the time to do so, because I love chickens. I just asked a question on bird behavior re: increasingly aging (at least 6+ years) and increasingly aggressive Cochin rooster that otherwise is a really nice chicken. I hope someone has...
  12. pelican

    Will my rooster stop damaging my hens when he's older?

    I read these posts with interest but still wonder why the Cochin rooster here is becoming more aggressive nowadays and is at least 6 years+, old. He's becoming obsessed especially with hens he senses are thinking about setting - even primps and fluffs nests and then calls them in, which was...
  13. pelican

    Hi!

    Thanks very much! It's nice to be here. Chuckled at the realism for chicken-crossing-the-road. You're right.
  14. pelican

    Hi!

    It might have been that I didn't post an introduction when I joined backyardchickens.com several years ago, so here are a few thoughts. Currently I'm in northern California, in walnut country, live on a small property, am a wildlife biologist, artist, and author. About chickens: Chickens are...
  15. Sarge

    Sarge

  16. heading back to the chicken yard

    heading back to the chicken yard

  17. rir hen, silky rooster

    rir hen, silky rooster

  18. in front of the old barn

    in front of the old barn

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