100 Pictures of my Flock: 2013 Edition

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  1. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Welcome, one and all, to 100 Pictures of my Flock, the 2013 edition!

    For those that don't know, basically 100 Pictures of my Flock is a project for which I have thought of 100 different themes applying to my flock of chickens and Guinea fowl, and the goal is to take one picture fitting each theme before December 31, 2013. Most of the themes are open to several meanings and meant to be a sort of coincidental caught-by-the-camera happening.

    100 Pictures of my Flock is lots of fun and allows for plenty of quality time with the ladies, and so I'd be glad to share the fun with other people if they want to try their own 100 picture project--just be sure to read through the themes and change any that would not apply to your flock! (And if you have a small flock, you could even do just 50 pictures of your flock or something. ;) )


    Okay, so last time, I attempted to get 100 themed pictures of my flock between May 6 and August 19 of 2012, and while I came close (82 out of 100!), I still didn't quite make the cut. This year, I decided to make it a year-round project and so I have replaced roughly half of the themes from last time and added some seasonal themes as well!



    Here is this year's checklist:

    This year, I want to get a picture of...
    1. what hens do in the rain
    2. what hens do in the snow
    3. wattle action
    4. a broody glare
    5. fuzzy butts
    6. chicken bed-time
    7. a lucky hen
    8. new additions
    9. a day at the spa
    10. a bantam on too many eggs
    11. a naughty hen
    12. the first free-range of the year
    13. an unlucky hen
    14. SPORTS POSE
    15. a hen-squat
    16. the wettest beard
    17. camping with chickens
    18. sunbathing hens
    19. sweaty chicken pits
    20. screamin’ Guineas
    21. leaf ‘raking’ in fall
    22. a chicken close-up
    23. a chicken gift
    24. new digs
    25. the DUN-DUN-DUNNNN banty
    26. Guinea hide-and-seek
    27. camouflage chicken
    28. colorful birds
    29. chicken football
    30. chickens ‘flying’
    31. a chicken swarm
    32. gardening with chickens
    33. rafter banties
    34. an explosively molting hen
    35. Guinea insanity!
    36. the most eggs in one box by the hens
    37. an egg rainbow
    38. hatchday girls
    39. preen time
    40. the coop opening for the day
    41. a warm winter snack
    42. a cool summer snack
    43. a first-time snack
    44. expressing excitement
    45. Guineas in the grass
    46. the cutest babies
    47. the cutest hennies
    48. muddy feet
    49. a shady spot to nap
    50. dust kicking up
    51. nervous Guineas
    52. hens enjoying holiday leftovers
    53. a nest box jam
    54. a busy day at the nest boxes
    55. ruffled feathers
    56. searching for worms
    57. a special delivery
    58. first feathers
    59. when it’s too hot to free range
    60. an odd egg
    61. a caption-worthy shot
    62. sisters
    63. a rooster
    64. a visitor
    65. flight of the Guineas
    66. puddle play
    67. interesting interactions
    68. the ‘building inspectors’
    69. teenagers
    70. one old bird
    71. a Guinea treat
    72. chicken prints
    73. evidence!
    74. lost feathers
    75. a Guinea above
    76. the ‘Bird-Eye’
    77. windswept birds
    78. a chicken’s point of view
    79. a flower portrait
    80. chickens at play
    81. hens in the woods
    82. a … what in the world?
    83. fluffing it out
    84. a ‘tightrope’ walk
    85. a calming sunset
    86. a hen on a mission
    87. follow the leader
    88. a hen coming over
    89. a hen running AWAY!
    90. wings out
    91. a place *obviously* meant for chickens
    92. the egg song in action
    93. a really fresh egg
    94. a pretty lady
    95. the first pullet egg
    96. ZOMBIES
    97. the stinkiest stink-eye
    98. the cutest stink-eye
    99. (The first picture of the year!)
    100. (The last picture of the year!)



    Because I will not always be able to edit this first post, you can see what I have checked off from my checklist here.

    And for those of you interested, here is the original 100 Pictures of my Flock thread, and here is the page that served as its checklist and archive. (I have not yet gotten around to moving all of the pictures from the original thread to the archive, but it is still quite picture heavy!)


    100 Pictures of my Flock 2013 starts tomorrow! Get ready for lots of pictures!
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

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    Sounds like a lot of fun.
     
  3. Chickenfan4life

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    Sounds like a good idea. Can't wait!
     
  4. Malibu99

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    I'm planning on doing this this year. I edited it a little bit (don't have Guineas or Banties)... but can't wait to take tons of pictures tomorrow :3
     
  5. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Happy New Year, everyone! Let's start out with 99. the first picture of the year! Taken because my finger slipped as I was aiming, but it came out alright, so here it is:

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    Now, to answer that age-old question: 2. what do hens do in the snow?

    They huddle anywhere that does not have snow:

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    ("Please may I come in, too?")

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    They inexplicably lose limbs:

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    They stow away on the perches:

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    Some try to eat it:

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    Some just hide their eyes:

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    And some try to become one with it:

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    Here we have 13. an unlucky hen, Cricket, who lost most of her feathers a couple days ago and needed a little something to help her keep warm. She disapproves of it, but she's doing much better now that she's wearing her little pink dress.

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    On a cold day like today, Debra Jo was more than happy to give me 76. the 'bird-eye'.

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    Last year, Amy was our 25. DUN-DUN-DUNNNN banty. She was showing me why this morning.

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    However, Amy may have some competition. It looks like Scooter thought SHE should take the title this year! (It also looks like she feels I am not worthy of taking her picture.)

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    And that's all for now, but I'll be heading out again this evening (y'know, once I thaw out from this first trip...).
     
  6. Chickenfan4life

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    Yay! Keep it up! [​IMG]
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Wis great pics.
     
  8. theoldchick

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    Some just hide their eyes.

    Now that is funny.

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  9. pipdzipdnreadytogo

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    Now, I had wanted to save 47. the cutest hennies for later in the year (like around the time the babies arrived), but Vespa was being a ham this afternoon and, c'mon, isn't she the cutest?!

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    And speaking of cute, here's big, fuzzy Frou-frou, 88. a hen coming over:

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    I spotted some 72. chicken prints in the deep snow while I was out. ...Well, kind of.

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    Here's another set that's a bit more defined:

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    And I would have had a hen-squat, but a certain someone who shall not be named (cough-Biddy-bird-cough) was not feeling cooperative.

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  10. theoldchick

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