Toothless and the gang update.

RebeccaBoyd

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Thought i'd update here instead of creating a new thread. Things are going well with the flock. Toothless is molting and his tail looks pitiful. I think Henrietta will start molting soon as well. Her feathers look a bit shabby and her egg production is starting to slack off. She's went from laying 7 or 8 days in a row before taking a day off to laying every other day now. Holly and Nugget are happily still raising their chicks. Nuggets 2 Bread and Clover are 7 weeks old and Holly's 6 are 4 weeks old. Those 2 clutches were supposed to be the last of the season for me. Then momma hen won me over. She'd been trying to hide nests for over a month on the hillside. I'd risk breaking my neck to find them and remove them only to start over again. She then started trying to sit on the girls eggs in the nest boxes. Both of my dog crates are occupied at the moment so she won. She is smugly sitting on 4 eggs, 3 of which are marans. The girls we kept from the spring hatch are getting close to laying soon. Nuggets 3 were named Butterball, Snowball and Oddball. Momma hens daughter is Snickers. Here are some pictures taken over the last week or two.
Toothy and his pitiful tail.
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Toothy and Henrietta
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Nugget Bread and Clover
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Snowball
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Oddball
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Butterball or Butter
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Holly and her 6 babies.
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Drumstick
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Snickers
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Daisy
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RebeccaBoyd

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Bread and the odd one in Holly's clutch are both chicks from Henrietta x Toothless. Clover is a Drumstick x Daisy daughter. Holly's 5 maran chicks are her's x Drumstick. The 3 maran eggs momma hen is sitting on will be Drumstick x Daisy babies if they hatch. From this point going forward maran's will be my main focus, the rest are just laying hens or pets. Now saying that, my daughter who is falling in love with Butter has made one request for next spring. She wants a Butter x Drummie baby. Apparently i have to try to hatch her off a hen next year that is Butter's coloring with feathered feet. Should be easy right according to her. I may be ready to choke her next spring lol. But if things go well, considering she helps with the chickens and takes care of her horse and is pulling a 4.0 average for the past 2 years I will at least attempt it next march or so.
 

BY Bob

Proprietor, Fluffy Butt Acres
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Jan 1, 2016
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Thought i'd update here instead of creating a new thread. Things are going well with the flock. Toothless is molting and his tail looks pitiful. I think Henrietta will start molting soon as well. Her feathers look a bit shabby and her egg production is starting to slack off. She's went from laying 7 or 8 days in a row before taking a day off to laying every other day now. Holly and Nugget are happily still raising their chicks. Nuggets 2 Bread and Clover are 7 weeks old and Holly's 6 are 4 weeks old. Those 2 clutches were supposed to be the last of the season for me. Then momma hen won me over. She'd been trying to hide nests for over a month on the hillside. I'd risk breaking my neck to find them and remove them only to start over again. She then started trying to sit on the girls eggs in the nest boxes. Both of my dog crates are occupied at the moment so she won. She is smugly sitting on 4 eggs, 3 of which are marans. The girls we kept from the spring hatch are getting close to laying soon. Nuggets 3 were named Butterball, Snowball and Oddball. Momma hens daughter is Snickers. Here are some pictures taken over the last week or two.
Toothy and his pitiful tail.
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Toothy and Henrietta
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Nugget Bread and Clover
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Snowball
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Oddball
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Butterball or Butter
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Holly and her 6 babies.
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Drumstick
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Snickers
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Daisy
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You just have a beautiful flock. Your Daisy looks just like my Lilly. 🥰
 

BY Bob

Proprietor, Fluffy Butt Acres
Premium Feather Member
Jan 1, 2016
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Hershey, PA
Bread and the odd one in Holly's clutch are both chicks from Henrietta x Toothless. Clover is a Drumstick x Daisy daughter. Holly's 5 maran chicks are her's x Drumstick. The 3 maran eggs momma hen is sitting on will be Drumstick x Daisy babies if they hatch. From this point going forward maran's will be my main focus, the rest are just laying hens or pets. Now saying that, my daughter who is falling in love with Butter has made one request for next spring. She wants a Butter x Drummie baby. Apparently i have to try to hatch her off a hen next year that is Butter's coloring with feathered feet. Should be easy right according to her. I may be ready to choke her next spring lol. But if things go well, considering she helps with the chickens and takes care of her horse and is pulling a 4.0 average for the past 2 years I will at least attempt it next march or so.
You are a good mum.
 

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