Category / Feathers

June 16, 2011
Six of our girls should be laying eggs.   The  three Silkie girls were broody for so long, that I thought I would never savor one of their creations again. FINALLY, I can tell you that all six are once again making beautiful eggs.  The front three eggs in the picture are Silkie eggs.  Dolly’s egg is…

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May 30, 2011
Silkie Bantams are some of the most adorable little chickens you will ever lay your eyes upon.  They are thought to be the oldest breed of ornamental chickens, first discovered by Marco Polo during his travels to China in the 13th century.  Marco Polo described them as “fur covered fowl with black skin”.  They are unique for a…

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May 9, 2011
Feathers, Fifi, Dottie Speckles and Dolly The mini-chickens, Dottie Speckles a 5 week old Silver Laced Wyandotte and Fifi, a Silkie Bantam, have now been with the big girls for 3 days.  Over the last two days, they have spent most of their time inside of the nesting box with Dolly.  However, by last night, it seems…

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May 7, 2011
The transition of the little ones into the larger coop has gone okay.  I can’t say that it has been entirely perfect but there has been no blood shed and Dolly is a natural mother.  A couple of days ago, under the cover of darkness, I placed both Fifi and Dottie Speckles under Dolly.  Little…

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March 21, 2011
Well, the girls must know Spring is in the air.  Except for Dolly with her new brood of seven chicks, all of my Silkie Bantams are experiencing degrees of broodiness.  Yesterday, Meesha and Autumn monopolized two of the nesting boxes.  Today, Feathers joined them occupying all three.  Tilly has taken on the role of nesting box…

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March 7, 2011
Do you mean I’m cute? Yesterday, was such a taste of Spring!  It actually reached 55 degrees F.  All day, I anxiously glanced outside, just crazy to get into the run and clean out the beautiful compost the flock has been making all Winter long.  Finally, around 2pm, I was able to escape into the…

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February 8, 2011
Peanut, our rooster, who we rehomed this past Fall   Tilly, the head hen Last night I was reminiscing about the chickens as babies. They were so cute.  I guess I was thinking about them especially because I have been getting all sorts of information about ordering baby chicks for this Spring. I know that I will…

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February 3, 2011
 Clockwise from top left: Autumn, Feathers, Meesha, Feathers  The northeast was slammed again with more snow.  The Cape got rain and let me say, lots of it.  The ground was already frozen with a combination of old snow and ice.  This did not allow the freezing rain to go many places.  In some…

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January 27, 2011
Last night we had a blizzard.  I was often woken during the night hearing the hail and sleet hit our skylight.  We had it all; snow, rain, high winds, sleet and hail.  We awoke to a winter wonderland and a snow day for the kids.  I went out today at 7:15am.  I shoveled my way…

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January 4, 2011
You might recognize these pictures from the side of the blog.  They are the family portraits.  These were taken in October when the chickens were about 4 months old.  Today, I was able to take new pictures of the flock.  I have posted them along the side of the blog.  Unfortunately, the new chickens are not as tame as I’d…

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