My Yard Chicken.... New pics with her brood Updated 5 weeks old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by geareduplyn, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one little Araucana hen which is clean faced and tailed. Under normal circumtances she would have been culled, but she was raised as an only chick on my desk, and has been allowed roam freely in the front yard since she was very young. She lays and broods three clutches each year, but she is a little trollop. She chooses a different cock for each clutch. Here she is with her latest batch of 11, and their daddy.

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    What is really interesting about these eleven chicks is that they are 1/2 Black Copper Marans, but there are two almost white chicks, two wheaten, and the balance are black including five with feathered legs.

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  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    "trollop" I love that word!!

    Congrats on the new babies. What cuties!

    And your cock is gorgeous. What a handsome boy.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Very nice! Nothing better than seeing a mother hen with her chicks running around [​IMG]
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    wow! what a beautiful roo, and your babies are so sweet! [​IMG]
    thanks for sharing your photos! [​IMG]
     
  5. MissJames

    MissJames Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here she is with all 11 chicks. They should be interesting when grown since they are 1/2 Araucana and 1/2 Black Copper Marans. If anyone wants them they will be ready for a new home in about a month.

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  7. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if my husband would let me have any? The two breeds I want together in one package. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Momma hens with their chicks are still my favorite pictures. Thanks for sharing...

    your Roo is one handsome guy!


    I haven't heard "trollop" in ages... thanks for bringing back one of those great oldies. [​IMG]
     
  9. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    I think momma hen is beautiful, and her babies are cute too. Not bad for a trollop. Oh and Dad isn't to bad looking either. [​IMG]
     
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    AHHHHH I wish I was closer I have been looking for some blue egger X marans for a bit and would only like a few pullets though !!!!
     

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