Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My chickens

We got some chicks back in March to raise. My how fast they have grown. I wanted to share some pictures of them. This is when they were biddies.



This is one of my favorite roosters. His name is Prince.


Here's a picture of me and Prince cuddling. He is such a sweet boy!


Here the chickens and guineas are learning to get along.


This is Napoleon. He's a top-hatter. See his cute feathery hat he's wearing. He and his 3 hens we bought full grown. They are supposed to be about 2 years old. But I'm not sure, since they have stopped laying eggs.


The hens are getting a little snack before bedtime.


They found something to munch on in this picture. Aren't they pretty? We have top-hatters, golden-laced wyandottes, easter eggers, buff orpingtons, speckled sussex, and partridge cochins. I love my chickens! Hopefully the pullets will start laying soon. I don't want to have to start buying store bought eggs. They are not as good!

7 comments:

Caroline said...

They are beautiful! We are hoping to get our coop built before winter so we can have chickens soon.

2 Much Farm Primitives said...

Oh Nancy, you've made me miss my chickens. We haven't had any in about a year and I sure do miss those fresh eggs. Still got the coop....Wonder if we should get some more??!! And I've always wanted guineas. Hmmmm....got me to thinkin' :)

Take care,
Vic

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh Nancy, they are GORGEOUS!
I love the picture of you kissing your little buddy... I kiss my little favorites every morning!
Did they make it through the summer okay in the heat? I know you lost a couple... it didn't seem as hot here this year as it was last year, (thank goodness) but I still lost a couple of mine... *sniff* so sad...

Rachelle(aka mamabear) said...

Nancy-
they are soooo cute!!! My Aunt has chickens and some of hers lay colored eggs!! Do any of yours?? I have no idea what kind they are! and I didn't know there are so many different breeds! My children saw the photos and know they REALLY wants chickens !!!
Blessings-
Rachelle

lorisdoris said...

Nancy - your chickens are beautiful! Especially Napoleon. I would love to have backyard chickens, but the city won't let me. Thanks for sharing yours!
~Laura

Katy said...

I love them!!! :) We have chickens too! Aren't they the best???

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! :)

Jill said...

They are beautiful! We also have backyard chickens and we love them! You are SO right, once you've had really fresh, free-range eggs, the store ones don't taste nearly as good!

Jill