The Secret Life of My Flock

Katniss_Everdeen

Songster
Nov 24, 2020
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Australia, QLD
Comical
Pronunciation: Co-mee-ka-l (don’t ask, my sister named her)
Breed: Black Sex-Link
Age: Approximately 9 months
Gender: Female
Colour: Black
Eggs per week: 5-7

Pecking order rank: #7
Friendships: Her bestie is her full sister AJ. But she is part of what I call ‘The Big Chicken Gang’ which includes: LJ, Roxy, AJ, Comical. They all come from the same dad (a RIR) but they have different mums.
Favourite food: Watermelon
Favourite saying: Uuur uuu
Personality: She is the flightiest of all of them and can be quite difficult to catch sometimes!
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Katniss_Everdeen

Songster
Nov 24, 2020
172
520
141
Australia, QLD
Cookie

Breed: Silkie bantam
Age: 11 weeks
Gender: Male (We think, I still call him a she to be positive because we will have to return him if he is)
Colour: Mottled brown

Pecking order rank: #8-10
Friendships: She/he is a part of what I call ‘The Silkie Gang’
Favourite food: Grains and watermelon
Favourite saying: Tweet tweet
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Katniss_Everdeen

Songster
Nov 24, 2020
172
520
141
Australia, QLD
After letting my flock free range for about 2 hours it started raining so I decided to put them away out of the rain. The poor little Silkies looked about 3 times smaller with their thick coat of fluff drenched! Even though it is raining it is 28 degrees C here so I’m not too worried about the cold. But they did not resist to going back to the coop so they must not have been enjoying the rain too much.
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Katniss_Everdeen

Songster
Nov 24, 2020
172
520
141
Australia, QLD
We have 2 resident scrub turkeys that like to visit our chicken coop. I don’t mind too much as long as they don’t get too close too my chickens or drink their water so they don’t spread any diseases, which they don’t seem to do anyway. I feel bad kicking them out because technically they were their first! 😄
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Today my flock spent most of the day in their run instead of free ranging, because it is raining. I was worried that my older chickens would severely pick on the Silkies but they did very well and I didn’t see any of them even run at the little ones! I’m so proud of them.
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Katniss_Everdeen

Songster
Nov 24, 2020
172
520
141
Australia, QLD
Here are some pics from today. (These were before it rained)
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It rained again and the flock was already inside the coop and happy to be locked up out of the rain at noon when I went to put them away early.

Also I am looking for ideas for new posts (on this thread) if anyone wants to suggest any. Maybe prompts for a story? Thanks!
 

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