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Chicken Bed Time

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Southern28Chick, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    My DH calls 7:30 "chicken bed time". My chickens go to bed every night at 7:30. Since the Colonel has moved in with the girls he goes into the hen house like he's been doing it all along. Here's some pics.

    He (for some reason) wants to sleep on the ladder that leads up to the roost. My chickens roosts are horizontal to the roof and the ladder is leading up to the roosts. He may learn after tonight when he gets pooped on a couple of times that he should go all the way up the ladder instead.


    Close up, look at those beautiful tail feathers. I love them:

    Girls on the roost:



    Here's Blind Tiny in her house:

    Here's the Colonel's old house:
  2. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Songster

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    Great pics.
    P.S. Can't wait to buy some soap!
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2007
  3. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    WOW that guy is beautiful!!!! I love those tail feathers. He is just standing guard. Be proud of him. Mine is very handsome, but he hides behind the girls if a bee flies by. We named him Sally. Thats what the local farm boys say picking on eachother....'quit being a sally'
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Awww... He's such a purdy boy!
  5. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    handsome chickens [​IMG]

    Wat breed is that roosster? and how old is he?he looks a ton older than the other hens

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  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:My baby roo was killed by a snake at 5 weeks old, he was the same age as my girls at the time. The day he was killed me and DH went out and bought this Dominique roo as a flock protector. He's over a year old. My girls are 17 weeks tomorrow.
  7. Oh man, that roo is handsome. We can't have a roo so I'm always lusting after other people's roos! Great pix, BTW.
  8. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:We cant have a roo either and i have 2 so far. Not sure what sex my silkies are yet, but maybe more.
    I had one neighbor i thought would not like it so i asked him. Turned out he grew up on a farm with hundreds of chickens and has no problem. So the town wont know about it if the neighbors dont complain [​IMG] Maybe you should talk to the neighbors.

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