Funny story about two of our chicks.
First, their "mama's were both RIR's.
Second, their broody mama was a Ausie. She is a great mama, raised yhem for about six weeks and then set them on their way. However..
Third, on of my CM hens started molting, and adopted the pair as hers and kept them...
I love the broody hens, I currently have over 30 hens, and of those only two CM's and two BA's had gone broody, until now. I currently have a bantam mix, porcilne mix, she went broody last week. So I gave her 3 eggs and we will she what she will do.
I hate the thought of "breaking" her...
Well, I did not enter the official contest, however I did start a clutch. here are the numbers.
Started with 30 eggs, 4 duck, 4 bantam, 22 hen. Candled eggs after 4 days and 4 chicken eggs did not start.
The remaining 26 eggs were doing great until.....Day 15 unknown power loss after went to...
Black One: Is that a new perm?
White One: Yes it is, doesn't it look great! why do you ask?
Black One: ..... (After a dramatic pause) I like it. It looks good on you. Wanna share the perch with me tonight.
Whire One: Cluck Cluck
Black One says to self: Self, what was she thinking...
After an evening of fence mending due to a fallen tree. Cut up tree fix fence you know the drill, and then cleaning out the pig lot. I finally got to to go smell more chickens.
Me and my girls found that a few were still corn flakey, most hower smelled of "fall" as in the fresh fallen leaves...
I am seriously LOL after reading this.
To little farmer, banana's and oranges I wonder if that is a genetic trait from a jungle fowl.
Malibu, bacon chicken I like it!
Sumi, sour milk huh, that's a interesting smell for a chicken.
I will be in coop soon and have to sniff for more exotic...
Ok, now that I have your attention!
I was wondering if any one else has noticed what their chickens smell like?
I was holding one of favorite sweet hens the other day, and smelled corn flakes! So I did what any chicken owner would do, I sniffed my hens neck and yep, she smelled like corn...
Fred's Hens is correct. I'm sure if I did a total cost per dozen it would be cheaper to buy from a store, but the quality of the egg would be no where near as good an egg from my hens. I currently have 20 layers and average around 10 eggs a day. My flock is also rotated in age as well. My oldest...
Love all the pics. What is it about all us chicken folk? We love our birds. Here are a some of my flock.
This is "Jimmy" SHE, is a Salmon Faverolle over a B Aussie.
Here is Mama Chlo.
And the BIG DOG, Crow Peep, who never, and I mean NEVER stops crowing.