Flock Focus Friday, 8/1/14

Blue Splash Marans hen

Don’t be fooled by the innocent face- Windy was caught red handed with a face full of raw egg in a nest box today. Just when I thought I’d gotten the egg-eaters under control…back I go to the drawing board! Egg eating aside, the other two significant events in the backyard lately are broody hens and many molting chickens. ‘Tis the season!

Freida (Silkie hen) with her Serama chick. I'm still working on a name for him, but his comb and wattles gave him away as a cockerel this week.

Freida (Silkie hen) with her Serama chick. I’m still working on a name for him, but his comb and wattles gave him away as a cockerel this week.

Blaze (Black Copper Marans rooster) and Calista Flockheart (Tolbunt Polish Frizzle hen) are both molting.

Blaze (Black Copper Marans rooster) and Calista Flockheart (Tolbunt Polish Frizzle hen) are both molting. Blaze is doing so much more gracefully than Calista.

Bantam Cochin Frizzle hen with Serama cockerel

Rachel (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) started the week on her best behavior, but has been in the broody breaker for the past 2 or 3 days. She should be back on track by Monday. Caesar (Serama cockerel) hanging out in the shade with Rachel.

Dorking pair

My Dorking pair from P. Allen Smith‘s heritage breeding pens. It’s remarkable how much more solid and spectacularly feathered all of the heritage breeds are than any other chickens I’ve raised.

Collecting pollen
Leg full-o-pollen!
Dorking pullet with the Barred Plymouth Rock (cockerel, I believe).
The still nameless Dorking pullet with the Barred Plymouth Rock (cockerel, I believe).
Kate (Speckled Sussex hen)
Kate (Speckled Sussex hen)
Blaze & Doc Brown (White Crested Black Polish hen)
Blaze & Doc Brown (White Crested Black Polish hen)
Friday Happy Dance
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Ria
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Our girls & boys think it's Christmas when we bring meal worms to our daily "Chicken channel time" (we call it that when we relax outside in our chairs by the yard, cause it's all chickens all the time).

Jennifer Harmon
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Jennifer Harmon

My chickies would love some chubbys!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth Kelly Simpson Busnar
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Elizabeth Kelly Simpson Busnar

I use mealworms in the classroom. When the kids feed the chickens it is very exciting!

Cotton Carol
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Cotton Carol

Need to try these…

Roberta Johnston
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Roberta Johnston

Oh my- They love their mealworms!