Flock Focus Friday, 1/24/14

Speckled Sussex Hen pic The-Chicken-Chick.com

Mr. Chicken Chick and I attended The Northeastern Poultry Congress this weekend and had a BLAST! I’ll be sharing photos from it later this week when I get a chance to catch my breath. Between the poultry show, trying to keep the flock safe in the sub-zero temperatures and snow we’ve been suffering through and writing a few magazine articles, it’s been crazy busy, but I promise I will share photos of some amazing chickens and other fancy poultry I visited at the show.

The Chicken Chick booth at the Northeastern Poultry Congress 1/18/14
It was fabulous to meet so many of my peeps from so many different states who traveled to Massachusetts in a blizzard to get there! 
Spartacus is a cross between a Red Sex Link pullet and a Serama cockerel
Spartacus, feeling big. (he’s a cross between a Red Sex Link pullet and a Serama cockerel)
Speckled Sussex and Black Copper Marans hens
Kate, my Speckled Sussex with a Black Copper Marans behind her.
Large fowl Partridge Cochin
This is Bertha, she’s one of the three new birds we purchased at the poultry show this weekend. She’s a large fowl Partridge Cochin and she is HUGE!
Dark Cornish Bantam pullets

Mr. Chicken Chick chose these two Bantam Dark Cornish pullets at the poultry show. Since he named Bertha, I named these two Thelma & Louise. Louise already escaped once inside the house. I’m going to have to keep a close eye on this pair lest they live up to their names.

Black Copper Marans rooster
Sparky, Black Copper Marans rooster.
Some of my flock members, enjoying a pre-snow stroll
Black Copper Marans egg and Olive Egger egg in the snow
More snow. At least it’s pretty if not inconvenient.
Buff Orpington pullet
Buff Orpington pullet. Still with no name.
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8 years ago

I think Amelia Bedelia would be a nice name for your BO pullet. Or Cornelia. Or Camilla. I'm partial to British names for them. That feeder would be very useful here for our little backyard operation. Thank you for all the helpful tips.

Kelly Mosley
Kelly Mosley
8 years ago

I had two chicks named Thelma and Louise, they ended up being Larry and Redneck. LOL!!!!! Congrats on your new feather babies 🙂

Brenda Eldridge
8 years ago

I've had chickens for 35 years, I prefer Barnvelders, Marans, & Welsummers for those beautiful chocolate colored eggs.
I also raise KuneKune Pigs and believe it or not they all get along fine in the yard!

Ms C
Ms C
2022 years ago

Hi, it is January ,I’m here in SC, low 45 tonight and rainy, is to get colder at night as the week goes on. It .gets into the low 18-20 degrees at times at night. I have bought baby chicks and raised them and have just put my last group in with my other girls, they are just about 3 months old. I have a buff girl that is wonderful! She is 9 months old and has been broody, sitting and now has one newborn chick yesterday and two more today. She is still sitting on more. I have her… Read more »