~*Around The Homestead*~ Pic Heavy Thread : Buff Orps, Guineas & More.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SterlingAcres, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Here are just a few photos from today. The guineas have been escaping since the snow brought down the aviary netting and the chickens were getting antsy, so I let them out to free range today. Oh boy, did they have fun. I raked a nice large section of green grass for them and they had a blast.

    Pardon this blurry one from last week, the guineas are frikken FAST!
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    We chose our main roosters today. The rest will be freezer meat. Here is Master Chief, double blue bands. He has very long legs.
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    This is our 2nd choice, Captain Oyster, green on right blue on left bands. He's got a large beautiful comb and he's VERY friendly.
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    They've got 17 ladies to share.
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    These other 4 photos are just some shots from around the homestead here. I'm a big fan of nature [​IMG]

    Fall leaves.
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    Moss & Pine Needles.
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    Pale Yellow Tree in the Woods.
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    Beautiful White Pine Needles.
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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Lovely guineas, roosters, hens, and pictures! Thanks for sharing them all. [​IMG]
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Gorgeous pictures, Shellie!

    I'm sure you've been asked this by now, but what kind of camera are you using?
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You are welcome! I'm a fan of nature also, especially this time of year. Nature's wonders never cease to amaze me. [​IMG]
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Thank you. [​IMG]
    I have a Canon Powershot S5 IS.
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    And I wonder if I should have posted this under 'Photos and Stories of my chickens'? I didn't know there were new forum names until after I posted this. I've been gone all day. LOL
     
  7. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are beautiful and I loved the nature shots

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  8. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really Pretty pics! How do your chix react the first time you band them? Do you start out when they are really young?
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Actually, I bribed them with donuts and did them a few weeks ago to get a count. I've got 12 cockerels, 17 pullets. They were buggers to catch, but after I banded them and put them down, they went right back to eating their treats. [​IMG] I plan to butcher the extra roos on Saturday, so the bands will come off then.
     
  10. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Very pretty pictures. You live in a nice area.
     

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