Recent pictures from the flock, including my bachelor pad.

Tala

Flock Mistress
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Well first off, this is Hopper. She got trapped under the chick tractor uhhh I think it was May 24 or 25. Her leg was broken in two, with the bone sticking out! But before I could put her down she ran away quite fast on just one leg, so I decided she would be able to get along OK.
Here is a pic after I had doctored her leg one night.
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This is her tonight, she is using it to get around (more than I thought she would!!!) although it doesn't bear her full weight (yet) and she rests (sits) a lot.
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Her first trip out of the hospital since injury:
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This is Queenie (Redstar from TSC). She is the rooster's favorite, but low on the todem pole so she was already on the roost tonight when I went out.
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This is Mr. Red the RIR (from TSC) who is my main rooster. He doesn't get along with Dusti my ChowChow, so she took off his tail this past week. Poor guy, but really, he SO asked for it!! On the upside, the way I look at it, if she WANTED to hurt the chickens she definitely would have killed Red by now. lol
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Cuckoo Marans pullet, & cockerel on the log.
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In comes Dot, another Cuckoo Marans pullet
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2 of my better looking (colored) BCM cockerels:
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The bachelor pad. Or Mancave.
Home of one of the hottest spas in town!!
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My biggest and blackest BCM pullet, called "Fence" coz she ripped her leg open on a piece of fence when she was younger. After that she lived with the younger chicks which is probably why she got bigger coz she could bully them away from the feeder. lol
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gryeyes

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Thank you so much for sharing these photographs. I LOVE looking at chickens in their home surroundings.

I think you've done an amazing thing in salvaging a chicken with a broken leg - I hope it never happens to any of mine, but if so, your experience has reassured me it wouldn't necessarily be a life-threatening injury.

I also love mixed, colorful flocks of various breeds.
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redhen

Kiss My Grits...
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Pretty pics!
My question is... HOW do you still have any grass ?? Mine destroy my yard when i let them out...
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Tala

Flock Mistress
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Apr 14, 2009
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Benton (Saline County) AR
Bermuda grass. It's indestructable!!!
That and it's been pretty rainy this spring.
When they are free in the yard they move around so much that they don't seem like they have such an impact...they don't damage the grass as deeply, not down to the roots, coz they scratch a bit and move on, if you know what I'm trying to say.

They don't tear up the yard too bad at all, but the bachelor pad was pretty wild with vines and plants (but not grass) when I put the fence up and now it's just pure dirt (that I added some pine pellets/sawdust to) ---- they definitely do a lot more damage when they are confined to one area all day.

ETA: and let the grass grow as tall and wild as you possibly can. I mow maybe once every 2 weeks on average and encourage all manner of weeds. Definitely let it grow as strong as possible.
 
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Tala

Flock Mistress
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My sister took these of my dogs in May when she kept them for us. Hawk the Lab mix is hard to get a picture of because he's so "bouncy" but my sister is somewhat of a photographer
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Dusti, the Chow Chow mix and she always looks the same in pictures. She's lazy.

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Wild bird chicks that hatched on their back deck while we were on vacation:

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She thinks that they all hatched out, grew up and flew away!!!
 

Tala

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
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Benton (Saline County) AR
I'm going to take a few new ones tonight. These are from my phone so not as good quality.
The red chicks belong to my boss, and I'm growing them up for him before he puts them in with his older birds. They are about 8 weeks old now. The BR chicks are for me (1 week younger) and there are some EE's in with them that are 9+ weeks.
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Mr Red and the red chicks
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Dominique cockerel
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BCM cockerel showing lots of copper
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Same guy
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A view inside the bachelor pad

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Pac Man (front) my weirdest / slowest feathering cockerel EVER. Compared to his brother behind him
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flgardengirl

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I really enjoyed all your photos. Your dogs are so cute. I am gonna pm you if any of my chickens every break a bone lol. I like your bachelor pad/man cave spa lol. I am working on one now too...ended up with way too many dudes!!
 

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