Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lisa Marie is a Winner!

Of the Broody Hen Photo Contest on Too funny! When we first got her, we thought she was quite the ugly duckling. The penciling on her feathers had not yet appeared, and she just kinda looked like a bearded lady to us. She's blossomed into quite a hot momma! LOL
d'Uccle x Sultan chicks

Monday, June 22, 2009

Heat Stroke?

Lee found one of the April 17 chicks behind the AC unit today. It did not appear to be foul play...intact and no ruffled feathers anywhere. It had been left out accidentally Friday night and was outside the coop door Saturday morning. Last I saw it was Saturday morning when it was resting underneath the lantana with the other chicks. I wonder if it was stressed out from being by itself all night and was just overcome by the heat. Poor thing. Sucks too that it was our only mille fleur colored chick. Now all the chicks we have are black and white.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

No Crowing Yet

...from Kerfluffle's offspring, at least not yet at 12 weeks --
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this is an ugly picture of it...I don't have a better one yet, at the moment. The chick has huge feet, so I've been thinking it's a roo, but it's pretty skittish.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

All Cooped Up

So glad the whole flock survived being cooped up in the heat for a whole week while we were away on vacation. They were pretty pissed off not being able to free-range, and I'm glad the little chicks didn't appear picked on. The day we got back they stayed out much longer than they usually do and enjoyed their freedom til sundown.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Kinetic Chicken

Contestants in the 40th annual Kinetic Grand Championship raced their people-powered kinetic sculpture, “The Kinetic Chicken,” across the beach in Manila, Calif., Saturday. The championship is a three-day, 42-mile race over land, sand, mud and water from Arcata to Ferndale. (Kimberly White/Reuters)