Flock Focus Friday, 2/7/14

Flock Focus Friday, 2/7/14

Well, chicken-keeping became a winter Olympic sport this week as Punxsutawnkey Phil predicted six more weeks of winter and cursed us with multiple snow storms mid-week. We’re still digging out and the feathered natives are getting restless. Poor Ally McBeak sustained minor flesh wounds to her head from pecking and is shacking up with Blaze in the infirmary. They’re not exactly roughing it, it’s more of a B&B and guess who the Inn-keeper is?

Bantam Cochin Frizzle hen. Rachel.
Rachel (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) enjoyed the last of the snow-free grounds conditions at the beginning of the week.
Tolbunt Polish Frizzle hen. Calista Flockheart
Calista Flockheart (Tolbunt Polish Frizzle)
flock of chickens
I think they sensed that a storm was coming. 
Chicken flower
Despite what this group face-plant implies, their feeders are full!
Fowl Ball Bowl 2014
Superbowl Sunday and the coin toss at Fowl Ball Bowl 2014:
Snowy Chicken coops
The first snow storm. Minor and manageable.
Speckled Sussex hen and chickens in snow
Kate (Speckled Sussex) always looks stunning against a snowy background.
Chickens in snow
Chickens in snow.
Partridge Plymouth Rock hen

This Partridge Plymouth Rock likes to hang out on top of the ladder that leans up against the roof of the run. In the summer she made a habit of laying eggs on top of that ladder. It must be too cold for that now though because I haven’t found an egg up there all winter.

A winter day in New England.

The second snow storm lasted the entire day and closed schools here in Connecticut. I can’t wait until my daughters are old enough to wield shovels!

Snowy Chicken Coops
Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator

I received a large assortment of fertile eggs this week, which includes: Silkies, Seramas and various Polish varieties!  Hatch day is February 28th- stay tuned for it!

Lola (Columbian Wyandotte).

Winter. Ain't nobody got time for this.
I start working when the coffee does.
Silence! Until AFTER I have had my coffee.
My favorite part of winter would be watching it on TV in Hawaii
Go home icicle, you're drunk.
I'm bringing sexy back
I miss hating the summer heat.
How would I like my coffee? Intravennously, please.
Wake up and Chug the Coffee!
Serama cockerel
Bantam Cochin Frizzle, Rachel
Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick
Rachel Divider