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Green chickens???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ruth, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I'm amazed at the green or teal colors of my black sex link chickens. Never thought they would be so green.

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    And the colors of all of them when the sun hits just right is truly amazing. Funny - I used to think chickens were ugly. Just being honest - don't kill me. But now I find the colors stunning.

    Here are a couple of the big girls coming to peek in on the two week old baby buff orps that are running around inside the run while big girls are locked out:

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    Coming to see what all the running, flying, flapping, digging is about:

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  2. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute chickies!
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Ruth when you said Green chickens I thought this was going to
    be a post on environmental chicken practices. I almost called my
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    I was very happy to see pictures of your beautiful green chickens. [​IMG]
     
  4. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black mutt chickens (sex links?) are also wonderfully green on their feathers. I've even noticed a bit of it on the tips of my barred rocks feathers.

    Aren't they so pretty? I also used to think chickens weren't so pretty, but I am so in love with my girls now, what did we ever do without them?

    Thanks for sharing. Nice looking chickies.
    Jess
     
  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    My barred rocks actually have a little bit of a green tint to the black on them.

    Be careful for snakes with those babies out. I learned that the hard way. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Quote:Hi Trisha - thanks for the warning. Any snake (or other predator) would have to run the gauntlet first and get past my GSD, mutt dog, 4 cats, and 9 chickens that surround the coop/run at all times.

    Even our cat sleeps with the chickens:

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    And of course there's Rex:

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    May be why we haven't had any predator problems even though run is open and coop is left open even at night. I don't even like running the gauntlet - between them all someone wants food, someone wants petting, someone wants a lap, someone wants me throw a ball. Takes me about an hour out there each morning to satisfy everyones "needs".
     
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  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    It's great you have so many looking after your chicks. That cat is so funny. I cats are terrified of my chickens!
     
  8. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Quote:Yeah, that's Morris - our most laid back cat. I ran over him a few weeks ago - he was sleeping under back tire and didn't move and I didn't see him. Knew when I felt the car roll over something that felt like a log that I had run over a pet. But, God is good and Morris lived to tell the tale and came away with only a separated tail which now hangs down. Pretty amazing since they gave him a 5% chance of survival because the tail is separated at spinal cord and they didn't think he would ever be able to walk/pee/poo. Also thought he was blind - wanted to put him down. I just said "He will be fine. I believe in the power of laying of hands and prayer". Well, like I said "God is good" Morris was fine but did start sleeping in chicken coop after that. I'm guessing it's one of two things: 1. Figures its safer - or - 2. Long term plan to kill chickens - become one of them first and sleep in coop with them and then one day when they least expect it "Pow". [​IMG]
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    OUr neighbourhood cat Taffy looks like your Morris, and he also looked after my girls. Another cat go into the yard and he herded them into the rabbit hutch and didn't move until the other cat went away.

    Obelisk's feathers turn green and purple in the sun...isn't it lovely?[​IMG]
    BTW, that's one skinny rooster...think he might need a sandwich. LOL
     
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have a Morris too. I call him Moo Moo though:
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