Sunday, August 23, 2015

Chicken Update ~

The Blue Wheaten Ameraucana's are slowly growing up.
Above is a Rooster.
Below, Roosters an Pullets.

I moved them in with the Crested Cream Legbars, as I want to raise them together.

One Crested Cream Legbar,  seeing what is up my pant leg. LOL

All have top knots... 

I have never had a breed like the CC Legbars.  
Is like a Three ring circus .. LOL... 
I can't feed, without one crawling up my body to sit on my hat, have one hanging off my hair, two on my arm and I look.. two materialized into the food bucket I am carrying. 

Trying to just to pour the food into their feeder... wooo boy....

DS loves them of course.

Below are my very small d'Anver Bantams, 2 very nice d'Uccle Roosters and a few white and lavender Ameraucana bantams.
Will only be raising the d'Anvers and d'Uccles next year.

Dexter, is going to be a super, nice Golden Neck d'Uccle. Will pair him
with the d'Uccle Porcelain hens this spring.

This is Remi,  a very nice d'Anver Quail Bantam rooster.

Raised Hen House finished~

Mostly finished the raise Hen house.  Few more things need to be done to it, but its good enough to move the last batch of chicks out of the house.

Double doors on front, one for the birds and the other so I can open and clean the inside.

Crested Cream Legbars seem happy.

For the first time in nearly a year,  there is no playpen in the front room.
First it was for Rose, and then the last batch of chicks.

Now, there are just lots of cat toys and space. LOL Is nice to be able to walk through the living room.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Building a Raised Hen House

DH is making a 8' by 4'  Hen house.

Mostly from scrap material we have laying around.
 Will use it to brood out older chicks that have feathers but still to young to go in the Hen house with the Big hens.
And next spring use it to pair off the chickens I want to raise.

Little over half done. And will need the help of a couple strong backs to move it where it needs to be.

Hopefully we can get it done and out this weekend. 
As much as I love my chickens, I want the last batch out of my house!

Crested Cream Legbar chicks, feathered out enough to go outside.
Once we have a house for them.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wheaten Ameraucana's ~

 Update on my Wheaten's.....
Think the last time I posted about them, they were
fluffy baby chicks.
I think they are blue Wheaten Ameraucana?
Or is it just first feather coloring?
Either way, I don't care.
In the group shots, can see a big difference between the two Roosters and the Hens.
They are really friendly too. LOL  Very helpful with everything I do.

Roosters have the dark blue feathers and the Pullets are the light colored ones.