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Pictures of the 10-12 week old pullets free ranging today

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by emartin, May 17, 2009.

  1. emartin

    emartin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to update our photos of them today and they are below.

    The breeds we have living outside and their numbers are:
    1 Cuckoo Maran
    2 Buff Orpington
    1 Delaware
    3 Ameraucana mutts (EEs)
    2 Barred Plymouth Rocks
    2 Rhode Island Reds

    The shed and current run:
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    Out of focus Ameraucana covered with blu-kote and pine tar (pecking victim, recovering well):
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    The chickens investigating 5 week old Wyandotte newcomers:
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    One of the RIRs with Peepers on:
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    Our Shih-Tzu girl (who's been herding them around the yard and back into the shed!!!) sniffing the Barred Rocks bottom:
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    Formerly a "mystery" chick that took an extra 3-4 weeks to even BEGIN to get feathers that we now know is an Ameraucana mutt and likely a cockerel judging by the comb...:
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    Delaware....who is a real drama queen. She screams bloody murder if she is separated from the flock outside, gets lost, spooked, or stuck on the other side of the fence begging for us to pick her up...which usually she seldom lets us do:
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    Various (the first one is another Ameraucana mutt with pine tar on it, was also pecked before....healing up though):
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    Our dog herding them, and the last one she's making sure they don't leave the shed [​IMG] :
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    And a buff orpington to end my post:
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    Let me know what you all think,
    ~Ed
     
  2. Cyberous

    Cyberous Chillin' With My Peeps

    The mutt is very colorful!

    What do the pepers do, or is it just for fun?

    Don
     
  3. emartin

    emartin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The peepers prevent them from seeing straight in front of their heads so it prevents/extremely discourages them from pecking other birds since their eye sight is limited.
     
  4. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
    Eastern/Central PA
    I love the picture with the dog and the chicken running! So funny!

    I'll have to keep the Peepers in mind, if I ever need them.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Super cute photos! Thanks for sharing! I love how your Dog herds your flock!! [​IMG]
     
  6. zippy11455

    zippy11455 Out Of The Brooder

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    They use those peepers on the pheasants at Cornell Game Farm. When my daughter was 4 yrs old she took one look at them and said, "Look, chickens with sunglasses!". The name stuck, 15 yrs later and we still call pheasants, chickens with sunglasses.
     
  7. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look great and so happy! I love the dog, it's look so "in charge" of the flock! Do the peepers work?
     
  8. emartin

    emartin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The peepers seem to work. The dominant pullets definitely calm down a lot more now that their eye sight is limited. However, we have noticed that the peepers tend to fall off the nose on the younger birds probably because their beaks aren't wide enough yet.

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  9. emartin

    emartin Chillin' With My Peeps

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