Boy, I've been so busy lately I can't imagine having time to work. I guess it's been more that we haven't had nice days like this in a very long time. In fact, I heard we hadn't had a temperature over 70 since November 3, 2010. No wonder even my cool weather crops are languishing. So here is another chicken post. They unfortunately are growing like weeds! Take a look.
I think I should give my alpha her due, so here's Summer, staying still for her close-up.
And now to show off her gorgeous coloring, here is her lovely feathering...
Even though she's closer to the bottom of the pecking order, Twinkydink definitely daddy's girl. She'll come right up to me and let me grab her under the breast, no problem, and will sit in my arms for about as long as I want her to. She's also my favorite for her coloring.
My next most docile would be Dot, my Wyndotte. She may very well grow into my favorite coloring if she gets that rare green sheen to her like some of her breed get. For now she's still up their with her golden flecks in those dark feathers. Pretty huh?
Last and certainly least, Buffy the Butthead, and no I don't use that name around the kids, but boy is she annoying. Not only does she hate me and run away from me every chance she gets, but she's taken to picking on the rest of her sisters. What a bully! Pretty though.
Don't think she looks ornery in that picture, take a look at these! My wife kept trying to get a good shot of her but she kept on squirming.
I finally had to hold her tight to keep her from flying away or clawing me. She's actually showing some signs of being a he, and if that's the case, I won't feel bad at all about getting rid of him. S(he)'s a jerk!
Well, that's it for our individual shots, now here's a group photo of the girls cleaning up their mess they spilled while I refill their food tray. They definitely pick through it to get the tasty seeds and leave the powdery mash alone. I've taken to just topping it off rather thank dumping it. Saves money that way.
To end, I will share another video that was taken a week ago. Shame on me not posting this sooner. Sorry folks. I will try to be more vigilant.