Saturday, October 27, 2012

Yeah Happy Halloween Soon!

I carved an extra pumpkin today, gave the extras...

to the chickens!

One of the four new layers, the laying hens, gets her own hen saddle because of her molt.

Bun-Bun got a good brushing :)

The picture below screams halloween!

Otis played Follow-The-Leader after some pumpkin eating:

The Bunnies!

The Baby Guinea Pigs are doing great too!

Here's a Smile for your departure & See You Next Time!

Monday, October 22, 2012


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I was happy to find a picture of a chicken my family once had in our flock, our first flock - today.
His name was Charlie and that's his picture above. Charlie was the biggest chicken I'd ever seen, a sweet chicken too. He had been abandoned at the neighborhood park by our neighbors (their kids had won two chickens at the rodeo). I caught him though, as the hen abandoned with him had been mauled by a dog, I didn't want that ending for him. At the time, I wasn't very educated in chickens and I put a hen in a pen with Charley expecting the hen to sit on eggs and hatch chicks. The hen didn't like that but Charlie did, he even took over the flock and left our old Polish rooster with his only Polish hen. Charlie was adventurous he led the flock past our three acres and to our neighbor's garden where they feasted. My neighbor was not okay with that, he said he wanted the chickens on the other side of his property if at all. In the end Charley was a great rooster, but we only had him for 3/4ths a year, he decided to find a new flock and a new adventure.

The End & See You Next Time!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Tale of Two Rescues & One of Their Rescues Here

To begin the flock was out early in the morning,

as were the bunnies,

then the day's usual work went on,

then we, the people, came home (with a new chicken)

This hen was special though, she was a friend of hen we had bought the day before.

Since the Wyandotte (laced hen) was lonely and didn't integrate into the flock very well I got her a friend, well her actual friend from her old flock. The family selling their chickens had four chickens originally but I only had $7 left to buy one hen, I wanted a laying already and her ad came up and bought her...

Well a day went by, after I had bought the first hen, when we went to a garage sale where the lady we bought one hen from was having. She had one of her hens, out of 4 left, someone had bought two of the others, 

and she had, was what she called a barred rock crossed with a white leghorn but it was actually a breed called a white rock (I didn't say anything) left. So I made an offer on one of her baby bunnies and the hen and she accepted it.

Then I was able to reunite the pair :) and they currently scratch and forage together.

About the rescue's rescue at my home - the wyandotte hen got stuck between a wall and a shed but I rescued her from that situation by pulling her out really quick and preventing any other chickens from getting behind the shed with some fencing stuff. So everything is good now.

Oh and about the baby bunny - this is her :)

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