Flock Focus Friday, 8/16/13

Egg production has been down for a while now, primarily due to the number of broody hens waiting for chicks to hatch. We were happy to welcome four baby chicks to the flock, three Olive Eggers and one Black Copper Marans! This chick is having a seat on her mama hen, BroomHilda.

When the Olive Eggers grow up, they should lay beautiful olive colored eggs like this one.
Portia (Serama pullet)

Rachel (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) is beginning to molt. Molting starts at the head and works its way down and back.

Windy (Blue Splash Marans) has crooked toes one one foot, which causes her to carry more weight on the other foot. As a result, she gets bumblefoot from time-to-time. She needed to have the bumblefoot surgery this week, which was no fun for any of us.

Blaze (Black Copper Marans rooster) continues to heal from his wattle infection in June.
A barn in town after a rain storm this week.
My daughters’ summer camp play was held at the theater next to this beautiful church on Friday.

Another new project was started in the ever evolving chicken coop this week. Walls over the studs will make cleaning much easier.

Brutus (Serama cockerel) doing his thang.
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Rosemary Conklin
Rosemary Conklin

I never know the right place to post a question, but here goes. I have 9 Rhode Island red hens and 1 production red. They all seem to be picking on the production red (Odessa). It really got worse today. She is staying in the coop away from the rest of the girls. What can I do to stop this.

Nena Duck
Nena Duck

OH YEAH I named one of my roosters , Rooster Cogburn lol after John Waynes character lol


Thanks Penny and good luck!


Don't argue with the chickens, Lisa. LOL!

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