Meet my flock (pretty heavy on the pics)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by CoffeeCow, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    331
    7
    121
    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    Just wanted to share some pics of my little flock.


    This is Bling, she is my "Special needs" EE. I'm not sure how she got cross beaked like that.. she didn't have it until she was about 2 months old.
    But she eats everything that the others do, and as you can tell, she eats a lot [​IMG] she is very friendly, one of my favorites.
    [​IMG]

    This is Bugzy, my BO. She was lightning fast when she was a chick, and would gobble up any bug that dared enter the brooder.
    [​IMG]

    This pretty little EE is named Moulan... because my wife said she wore too much eye makeup. and it looked like she had on a masquerade ball mask
    [​IMG]

    This is Scruffy. She recently (10/30) laid our very first egg!! this little EE lays Green eggs.
    [​IMG]

    Time for our cockrel. This is Spazz, another EE
    [​IMG]

    This EE is aptly named Speedy... took me 45 minutes to get a pic of her that wasn't just a motion blurr...
    She lays Blue eggs [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    This EE is named Strange White Chick. We weren't sure what breed she was when she was a chick, because she was as white as snow.
    [​IMG]

    Time for our Delawares, they are kinda hard to tell apart, but if you look closely, Thing 1 has more black on her tail feathers [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    and here is Thing 2.
    [​IMG]

    Thats my little flock. hope you have as much fun looking at them as I did taking the pics today hehe
     
  2. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    670
    1
    111
    May 26, 2010
    Waterford, Michigan
    Well, Bling and I refer to be called "big girls" not big eaters!
    Love that flock.
    Thing 1 and Thing 2 are obviously different!
    LOL
    Spazz is a great name for a handsome bird.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Beth
     
  3. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    very nice looking flock! thanks for sharing
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    3,082
    53
    269
    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Nice looking flock.

    Have you tried trimming Bling's beak to a more natural look? It may make it easier on her.

    Matt
     
  5. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    331
    7
    121
    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    And how would I go about trimming her beak?

    I would love for her to be more comfortable, but I have no clue how to do such a thing.
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    3,082
    53
    269
    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Quote:I use normal people toe nails clippers with my birds. Just slowly shape the beak to what a normal one would look like. You can normally see the quick, so you don't cut into it. If you go slow and only take a very small amount at a time you can avoid the quick and there will be no bleeding. No different then cutting your own fingernail. It may take awhile the first few times, but once you know how to do it you can do it quickly. Actually, once it is in a better shape the hen may be able to keep it worked down on her own.

    I hope that helps.

    Matt
     
  7. serendipityfarm

    serendipityfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    488
    8
    123
    Mar 28, 2010
    Connecticut
    [​IMG]
    Nice birds!
     
  8. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    331
    7
    121
    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    thanks for the info matt.
    I had another person tell me they used the ped-i-paws trimmer thing. but i think your way would stress the chicken out a little less.
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    8,427
    15
    263
    Aug 3, 2009
    Your birds are lovely. Look very healthy and happy. [​IMG]
     
  10. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    331
    7
    121
    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    thanks [​IMG] i love em'
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by