Counting Our Chickens Long Since Hatched

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with the chigs here on the blog, so I thought that I’d take a minute to catch up with the crazy girls now that the sun is shining and egg production is on the rise.

We currently have 20 girls & 2 roosters. Here is the roster:

5 “new girls” -last year’s surprise chicks. 3 amerucana-ish, but a bit more red/orange

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1 speckled sussex, and one really interesting crossbreed who is hard to get a picture of because the other girls are always running her off!

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3 Amerucanas and 3 Specked Sussex from 2016. Amerucana girls are small and a little shy,

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and the specked sussex are big, broody and very opinionated 🙂

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2 partridge rocks and 1 barred rock from 2015. The partridge girls are kind of the honchos in the coop,

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and the little black and white barred rock girl is one of my favorites. She’s kind of spunky and funny.

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Sometime I think back in 2014 I adopted some older girls looking for a new situation from Bellingham. Of those 4, two girls of indeterminate age remain- Grumpy Orange Chicken,

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and Big Black and White.

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3 Buff Orpingtons– 2 from a friend in 2013, and one I took in from a friend at work who couldn’t keep her in town because she was crowing! The buff girls are really easy-going. Early on they showed a tendency to be broody, but that seems to have passed now that they are semi-retired.

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1 guinea we raised in 2015 (used to be two)

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And our two roosters Bertrand (Amerucana) and Tre (Specked Sussex) both from 2016

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They are a pretty cool gang, providing lots of entertainment out in the pasture for the sheep, and amazing pink-brown and green eggs for us.

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