Personality: Know Your Chicken!

Hello Viewers! Today i am going to show you some pictures. One of them is of the coop my dad built. The weather has been changing so we don’t get to take them out AS long any more. Although i would love to. Right now i am doing my homework in the coop. When i left some of my textbooks on the grass, they all came running over and started pecking, scratching, even biting my papers!!! And the dog is Bongo(he is still being trained with the chickens) The other picture is one of all the “girls” perching on a smooth metal bar we put in the inside coop.  I like how they are all facing the same way, like perfect little baby ducklings. This is just one of the many interesting qualities these 3 adolescent chickens have. If you are someone with pet chickens and wants to know a way to entertain them, i have found that singing any song you love to them really relaxes them and calms them down. Sometimes my chickens will even stop and look up at me, they also tilt their heads like “huh?”  There is always more things to discover about your chickens personalities and wants so why don’t you go spend some quality time with them? I know they will enjoy every second of your company!

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Progress and Chickens

Today we had the chickens outside, and i was holding my chicken, Mable. When i put her down our dog daisy was standing there. Mable got very mad and pecked Daisy on the nose. She got furious and backed away. Me and the family think this is a good thing because now Daisy doesn’t feel like the Alpha Dog. And we can feel more safe about the dogs. Although we still have Bongo… Progress has been made and we are just another step closer to profection. And i am starting to get JoJo used to people by calmly holding her in my lap and then letting her jump off on to the ground. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Julia

They are Getting Bigger!!

All of our chickens have gotten very big!!!!!! My dad has built the entire coop complimented with part of a roof for rain and part for sunlight. The coop took a lot of work, but now it is finished and i am very proud of my dad. But since the chickens have gotten hardy enough every day we take them out into the coop and lock the door shut. When we let the dogs out i always have a spritzer bottle in hand and if the dogs start to act up i spray them with full blast. THE DOGS WILL NOT EAT MY CHICKENS!!!!!!!!! I love the chickens sooooo much. Are barred rock, JoJo, is a complete and udder circus chicken!!! She rolls around on balls and even does the tight rope i can’t explain it so just look at the picture!!! This picture i took when i was trying to get her to go down the ramp then i heard moving and clumping. When i opened the door there she was on the tight rope!!! 🙂 🙂 :)The golden laced wyandotte, Maple, is the most adventurous chicken, she is always looking for a new thing to do. Or she goes exploring in the coop! And last but not least our red star, Pippa, She is the friendliest chicken. She will be the first one to jump on your shoulder and she loves to sit on your arm , leg, or back!! We only take the chickens out if the weather is 60 degrees or up. We don’t want them to get to cold! Maybe i should make chicken sweaters! 🙂 I also love petting their soft little bottoms! They are so cute! Even though JoJo may be a little behind on feathers, i would say she is deffinently catching up. Now that we have chickens every where we go we see them, in figurines, sculptures, even signs! Also our chickens have started to get their “head pieces”, and gobbles. They have also started to explore inside the coop, and i am diturmend to teach the chickens how to go down the ramp in the coop. Chickens R Us

The Chicks are Here!!!!!!!!!

THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHICKS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!! I can not believe it!!!!!!! They came 1-2 days early!!!!! In the 25 chicks that we ordered we got one exotic chick that was gray and called a Blue Astrolourp i think. And we also got another Golden Laced Wyandotte. So i got another one to pick from. We chose which ones we wanted my mom chose one of the Barred Rocks, i chose a GLW ( it took me a long time to choose ), And my sister chose a Red Star. Four more of them, including the gray one, were chosen my another lady who wanted some hens. The other 21 chicks will be found different homes and sold from a store called The Feed Store. Here are some of the pictures we took of the ADORABLE chicks!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

We kept three, our neighbors took three, and some other family took four. The rest of the chicks our at the feed store now!!!

Cant wait till spring!!!!!!!!!  🙂 🙂 🙂

 

Almost Here!!!!!

Hello fellow chicken lovers!

It is getting VERY, VERY close until the chickens come. We have found homes for 3 of the other chicks, and since we are keeping 3, a barred rock, a red star, and a golden laced wyandotte, only 17 will be going to another chicken store!!! At a store called Scratch ‘n’ Sniff they are selling chicken feed and chicken supplies, so if you rate in need of any supplies or food i highly recommend Scratch ‘n’ Sniff. We have completed the area for all of the little chicks. In our basement we have a big cage with fluffing and newspaper on top ,along with a very large heatlamp for every chicky. I have finished scrubbing the watering container, and i found out that once you get any baby chicks you must dip their beaks in water so they know to start drinking right away! IT IS VERY CRUCIAL! We also have to start training our two pet dogs NOT to hurt, startle, scare, disturb, or eat any of the 25 chicks!!!!!!!!! I do NOT want a little dead baby chick, that will NOT happen!!!!! I am hoping the chicks come on Tuesday. Just imagine at the post office when they get a package that chirps!!! 😛 😛 😛 😛 I bet that when they called us up to tell us our “special” delivery is here, they will be laughing their heads off!!!!!! They probably never have anything interesting happen to them at the post office!!!, I JUST CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

So long for now, my fellow chicken lovers!!!!!!