Took a few pictures today, and I have a few camera hogs!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Maidservant, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nosey, our RIR roo, who lives up to his name every moment of the day:

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    Lilly, our "special" chicken. She is half the size of the other silkies, and she is a standard silkie.

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    Everyone enjoying a few buckets of fresh grass:

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    Elvis, our white sultan. He is the tiniest chicken in the pen, but he has attitude!

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    Here is a picture of the duckies:

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    Enjoy!!!
     
  2. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
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    AAAWwww, that Elvis is adorable!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
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    Great Pictures! They must like the camera- mine never sit still enough to get clear pics.
    The duckie in the back- what kind is that? Its pretty!
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Very pretty birds. Especially that Sultan [​IMG] When you say "standard silkie" do you mean a Standard sized bird or just a regular silkie? [​IMG]
     
  5. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    You have a beautiful flock! Great pictures! Who is that pretty pullet in with Elvis?
     
  6. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LilBizzy, she is a rouen if I'm not mistaken. Her ankle doesn't bend, so she hobbles around, but she doesn't let it slow her down! That's why she has it held out from her body a little bit. I have a video of her walking if anyone would like to see it.

    Year of the Rooster, is there only one size of silkie? I was under the impression that there were standards and bantams of every breed. Oh well, learn something new every day! She is still only half as big as the rest of the silkies, and soooo pitiful when it comes to feeding time! She is the only chicken that the ducks don't push out of the way when they're eating, so she stays near them most of the time.

    sweetshoplady, she is one of my unnamed chickens. She's an americauna, and my only white americauna pullet. She is a mixed breed, so I should say she is an Easter Egger I guess.

    They see a white bucket, they all come running! I spend as much time with them as possible to keep them tame. I don't pick but one of them up (Lucy, my little white bantam cochin, who is camera shy), but they will all come and eat out of my hands, including the ducks. They are all in the same pen. I need to re-situate the fence so they can eat another section of the woods, lol. They made short work of a half decomposed compost pile though!

    I'm uploading the video of the duck, but here is a picture of the chickens favorite toy (other than a fresh mouse).....

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    They will play on it for about 5 minutes before they knock it over and everyone goes running. Silly birds!
     
  7. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to say that I can adjust the shutter speed on my digital camera, so I can get split second pictures. I let it focus on them and I'll track one of them until I can get a good picture. The camera kept focusing on the fence this time though. I'll probably go out and sit in the pen with them tomorrow and take more pictures, so long as Nosey doesn't jump into my lap.
     
  8. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are all great pictures; you've inspired me. Maybe I'll get some taken of mine tomorrow.

    Thanks for sharing - I love seeing pictures of other folks' stuff! [​IMG]
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I always thought silkies were true bantams, but I know that not ALL chickens have a standard and bantam variety of each. The Sebright is a true bantam which means that there is no standard variety.
     
  10. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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