The coops were winterized this week, which always bums me out for two reasons: first, because that means cold and snow are coming and second, because the plastic sheeting kills all coop charm, particularly in photos. But, alas, it is necessary for the peeps’ comfort, health and safety.

Ally McBeak, fully feathered after her molt!

Another big change this week was the re-homing of Samson & Delilah. With other boys in the flock, there was just too much testosterone for the ladies to handle and since Caesar decided he would start antagonizing Samson, he was the most logical choice for re-homing. I wanted to send him with a hatch-mate and Delilah, also a Dorking, was the obvious choice.

Samson & Delilah were planning to move to New Hampshire, but the best laid plans didn’t pan out as anticipated. Quite unexpectedly, they found their new home on this spectacularly beautiful farm with Ms. Julie and her family less than a mile from us! We look forward to visiting them periodically!

Caesar (Serama rooster)
Pre-winterize coop & run.
Blue Splash Marans hen, Windy.
Blaze (Black Copper Marans rooster) with the ladies.

As the new chicks feather out, it’s becoming clear that the parentage is questionable. We still believe the eggs were Serama, but the baby daddy may not be Caesar (Serama). Gasp!

Polish egg (white) Olive Egger egg (green) and Marans egg (dark brown)
Freida, White Silkie hen and flock matriarch.
Blue Ameraucana hen, not to be confused with an Easter Egger or “Americana/Americaucana.”

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!
Rachel Divider