Updated photos of my australorps and new chicken tractor

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Sequin, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Hey all!! It has been quite some time since I last posted on here, but thought I would share some updated photos of my chicks(now already 5 months old!) and our new chicken tractor that my hubby so kindly welded and built for me. I am not entirely sure I have 5 hens, but have not heard any sort of trial crowing or anything. Maybe you all can tell better than I can. We are still waiting for our first eggs. The tractor is 6'x10'x7' the hen house is 3'x6'x3'. We are hoping to have more chicks for next year and add another tractor as well. Raising chickens is addictive, anyone else notice that?! [​IMG]

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    Hope you all liked the pictures and updates. Any thoughts on what gender(s) I have would be welcomed. Thanks again for letting me share!! [​IMG]
     
  2. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    what color eggs do the austrolorps lay?
     
  3. Henny_Penny

    Henny_Penny Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! Those are some beautiful chickens! Nice tractor too!
     
  4. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    beautiful brown eggs. I miss mine!
     
  5. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I see one that looks like a roo...maybe that's good though so you can have more!
     
  7. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hadn't realized the australorps were so pretty!
    Oh, no I don't need anymore chickens.....
    Tell me they are lousy layers.
     
  8. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
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    That is one heck of a sturdy tractor!
     
  9. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful looking birds you have there! Hopefully mine look that good when they're older. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Thanks so much for the kind compliments. My husband is so proud of that tractor. He put much thought and effort into building it and welding it, etc. It is a little heavy for me to pull, so we are going to have to put another set of wheels on it but for now, it has worked fantastically.

    I really like this breed of chicken. Not a super flashy breed, but very personable and friendly. They are supposed to be great layers, about 5 per week per hen. We'll see. Being that this is our first year raising chickens we are pretty thrilled with how well they have done thus far. So I really appreciate the kind remarks on how pretty they are. My son and his friends have a blast finding bugs and worms and stuff for the chickens to eat, and my husband and I enjoy listening to them coo and talk and just being near them. Who would have thought they would bring such relaxation and pleasure besides just providing eggs?! Only, we will need to get more because many of our friends are more than willing to take farm fresh eggs off our hands. [​IMG] hee hee hee... I don't mind getting more and helping our friends out!

    Thanks again for letting me share and for taking a look at our crew and their new home. Hope everyone had a great weekend!! [​IMG]
     

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