Sunday, January 06, 2008

Big Birds

Just though I would put up a few pics of the chickens to show how big our two chicks have gotten. These two are going to be big birds. We were right in our assumptions of one hen and one rooster. He's not crowing yet, but he is certianly doing other things that boy chickens do. He is a very pretty bird, as long as he doesn't start attacking me like Buffy (our old rooster) used to do.

After about 3 or 4 months of no eggs, two hens have started back up. The problem was that Ambrosia went broody and was then busy raising the chicks and out other two hens went into a hard molt (during which they stop laying). There is a slight possibily that our new hen layed one of these eggs, but I am not sure just yet.

The rooster is the black one with lots of orange on his neck. You can see his comb and waddles which will become more and more pronounced.

Weather man says we are getting into the 40's and 50's this week so I am hoping to clean up the coop a bit once things in there thaw out a bit. I also need to give my angora bunnies haircuts and now would be a good time.

1 comment:

Steven said...

Are those organic fed, no antibiotic chickens there?!?!!? Hmmmmmm?!!?!?