Saturday, May 24, 2008

In and Out of the Coop

The Delightful Dozen are getting used to the coop and run. Today was the first day they went back up the ramp and into the coop on their own. That was this morning, by this afternoon, they seem to have forgotten. LOL
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I had to reconsider what types of chickens the Delightful Dozen are. Front and center is one of three red ones. After looking and considering and asking for opinions at BYC, I have decided that they are Red Star pullets. So this is the count:
2 Dominiques
2 Golden Laced Wyandottes
2 Minorcans
1 White Easter Egger
2 Easter Eggers
3 Red Star
6/18 Update: We went to the feedstore that we purchased the chicks from and now I "know" what kinds they are, LOL:
2 Barred Rocks aka Plymouth Rocks
2 Gold Laced Wyandottes
2 Black Australorps
1 White Easter egger
2 Easter Eggers
3 Red Star

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Chicks in their run

4 Week Olds Exploring the Pen Web
The chicks are out in their run for the first time and boy are they having a great time.

Fresh Eggs Later

We were at Big Lots! yesterday and I found this sign. It is too perfect! The red and green match the colors of the coop and run. But now I am thinking I need to add some yellow highlights. Humm, we will see.

Fresh Eggs

Sunday, May 11, 2008


No pictures today of the flock!I intended to do a photo shoot but we were busy building the Chicken Coop Palace! And DH has to measure everything multiple times and then cut, (some sort of guy rule - we girls just use the pattern and cut along the lines). Tomorrow I will paint our pretty green for the run and get some pics to post of the Palace and the future occupants...
Our big news is that I am 92% sure on our flock. (11/12 = .9166) 2 Dominiques, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes, 2 Black Minorcas, 6 Ameruacanas (easter eggers). Little Big Bird had us going, but now I am pretty sure she is a White Ameruacana. We should have lots of egg colors!
Two others have names, the tiny Dominique is Toy and one of the Ameruacanas is Curious Georgette. 3 names, only 9 more to go.... LOL

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Already

The first day of May is here and it is lovely. The chicks are pretty low key today, lots of sleeping, eating, sleeping again. I think they are growing. It is amazing how self sufficient they are, at this age a baby parrot doesn't even have its eyes open, much less feeding itself.
We will have baby senegals pretty soon and DH will be feeding them every 3 hours from 7am until 11 pm. Each time we have baby parrots we have to think about scheduling trips around their feedings. Not a problem with the chicks, just keep the food and water fresh and clean and they are good to go. But this weekend I will be cleaning out the brooder and putting in totally fresh bedding. That will be interesting.
More pictures this weekend, as time allows!
DH is outside planning and cutting the lumber for the hen palace. You will see pictures of that too. As chief (or is that cheep) painter, I already have paint on my fingers!