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My Little flock

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Mariettas hens, May 21, 2016.

  1. Mariettas hens

    Mariettas hens Just Hatched

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    I realized I havent shown my big hens yet so here are my 3 adult hens:

    Vancouver- 6 years old, australorp, enjoys squawking and being broody. #1 on pecking order. Still lays eggs!!

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    Bernice: 4 years old. Cuckoo Maran. Enjoys dust baths and trying to eat rocks. Not smart, even for a chicken. 2nd in peck order

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    Francine: 4 years old. Partridge Plymouth Rock. EXTREMELY aggressive. enjoys the compost and scratching in fresh hay.
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    Well there you go these are my big girls. our flock has certainly dwindled in the last 6 months or so we used to have 5 big hens but we've had some pass, mostly to old age related issues and one to flystrike (will tell about flystrike if anyone is curious)
     
  2. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful! [​IMG] Flystrike?
     
  3. Mariettas hens

    Mariettas hens Just Hatched

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    Flystrike is when flies lay their eggs on a chicken usually if they have a messy bottom and the the maggots cause very serious harm to the chicken.
     
  4. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah! Okay. [​IMG]
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Pretty girls! Great pics! Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     

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