Come Right in and Meet the Whole Flock [pic warning]

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by krturpie, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. krturpie

    krturpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might say that our small flock is a father/daughter project, one started last summer after my DW's science project sort of backfired (a long story in itself) from which my DD adopted three newly hatched cockerels and one pullet. We are grateful that we found good homes for the roos here on BYC. Since then we added five more pullets from BYC members.

    We really love our chickens and just had to share. So, here they are:

    First here's our oldest, a 7 mo old Partridge Rock named Buttercup, being cuddled by my DD.
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    Here's a fine 3 mo old Buff Orp, named Penny
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    who, like the others, gets spoiled to no end
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    we also got a Production Red, named Daisy, who likes to hang out with Buttercup, and always walks away from the camera:
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    Then there's Blossom, a 3 mo old Ameraucana, who seems to like people company more than chicken company I think. She'll jump into my lap every time I sit in the run, and sometimes flies up to roost on my shoulder, even when I'm standing. I really love her coloration!
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    Then there's our two 4 mo old EE's, Delilah and Honey. Honey's a bit smaller and follows Delilah around everywhere like her big sister. Delilah always runs up to me for treats first, and seems to be the quickest learner of the flock.

    First, ladies and gentlemen, I give you Delilah.
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    Like Blossom and Buttercup, Delilah is an in-your-face, not-camera-shy, kind of chicken.
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    and here's sweet little Honey. She's got really interesting coloration... I guess one would call it Buff Laced... but I'm not sure.
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    Last edited: Jan 27, 2008
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    They're lovely - what a great little flock you have !! (or has YOU)
     
  3. krturpie

    krturpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they have us... no doubt about it! [​IMG]
     
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    Cuties!!! I love seeing chicken pics. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Yeah - like our spoiled brats! [​IMG]
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Yeah - like our spoiled brats! [​IMG]

    No kidding! I think everyone here has spoiled brats! [​IMG]
    Cute pictures, krtupie. I bet those chickens love being cuddled by a little girl. [​IMG]
     
  7. krturpie

    krturpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh very definitely. and they don't mind a bit of TLC from me either [​IMG]. Plus at 6', I make a superb roost for Blossom. You know I never thought of chickens being such precision flyers [​IMG], but she gets up there and under the cover over the run.
     
  8. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love those EEs
     
  9. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your flock is lovely. I love to look at pictures of other people's breeds.

    Don't you just love the EE personalities. I have 5 and they are all so sweet & cuddly.

    Delilah is very unique looking. Is Bloosm a true blue egg layer Ameraucana?
     
  10. krturpie

    krturpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Storm! BTW, I saw your tribute to Gracie and it was really touching.
     

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