Some probably silly observations

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KristyAz, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock has been with me just a couple of weeks. I love watching them and have observed some really interesting things. First, I am sure the Americauna and the Buff Orpington became BFF's immediately. I got them at separate times from a feed store, where I just bet they were together as chicks in their brooder. The 2 youngsters, male and female black copper marans picked on the americauna at first, but when I got the Buff and the two started hanging around together, that stopped. You can see that the buff and the americauna are together on the roost.

    My Silkie, who I got from a gal who raised her from a chick as a pet, sleeps in the nest box. I hope she will eventually roost with the rest of the flock.

    I got that Polish from the same gal. She seems to be very bossy and aggressive, although she has lightened up a bit in the past week.

    The barred rock just reminds me of a mother hen, keeping them all in line.

    Here are a couple of pictures just for giggles.

    PS: I would sure like to get some eggs! Patience.

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  2. campochicks

    campochicks Out Of The Brooder

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    how old are your chickens, Kristy?
     
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a beautiful flock! don't worry, you'll get eggs soon!
     
  4. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all very pretty!!! Isn't it fun to just watch them and how they act with each other?? I love just hanging out with them. I often wonder how they choose their buddies. I have some that are inseparable and become nervous if they can't find their buddy right away. But have such gorgeous chickens!
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Nice looking "variety pack". [​IMG] Isn't it fun watching the social structure of your birds? We should start a video thread here titled, "As the Coop Turns" or "All My Chickens". [​IMG]
     
  6. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    campochick:

    The buff and the ameracauna are about 19 weeks

    Barred rock is 6 months

    Silkie is a year (she has layed of course, just not for me yet!)

    Polish is 4 or 5 months

    Marans are getting close to 4 months I think

    tinychicky : Thank you! I like having a little bit of variety.
     
  7. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ha ha! We should! There is definitely some drama at times! [​IMG]
     
  8. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am just glad that those 2 have each other to be buddies with. So cute to watch for sure!
     
  9. RThomas

    RThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking birds. But, I"m not so sure that the polish is a "she". [​IMG]
     
  10. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, I'm having some doubts about that as well.
     

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