Flock Focus Friday, 3/14/14

From a chicken photography perspective, this week hasn’t been ideal, but we did see the sun briefly and I took advantage of it whenever possible. In between sub-zero temperatures and temps in the mid 50s, there was flooding, mud and general discontent. We’re all looking forward to the end of winter and brighter days ahead!

Basket of eggs at Flock Focus Friday at The Chicken Chick®
The week began with chickens foraging on frozen grass and lots of snow cover.
The chicken runs took on water.

The middle of the week featured a warm-up and flooding like we’ve never seen before. It was decidedly a drag as I bailed out the basement as well as the chicken runs.

Serama chickens
Caesar and Portia, my Serama pair.
Spartacus, a mixed breed rooster.
Spartacus (a Red Sex Link/Serama cross)
A little more thawing. A little more flooding.
A little more thawing, a little more flooding.
Polish crested hen.
Doc Brown (White Crested Black Polish hen) looks no worse for the wear.
Serama rooster and hen.
Caesar and Portia wading through the muck. They’re just happy to get out of the chicken run lately.
And this is what the chicken run looked like in certain spots after the thaw re-froze.
Notice: I cannot be held responsible for things I say or do before caffeine enters my bloodstream.
Separated at birth?
What the WHAT?
My favorite coffee? Hm...That'd be the one where no one talks to me while I drink it.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me all at once.
A.M.-nesia: Complete or partial memory loss with regard to how one's first cup of morning coffee disappeared, frequently characterized by blankly staring into an empty cup.
I told Spartacus we should stop for directions but Nooooooo...!
Coffee...? Did you say "COFFEE?!"
It's Daylight Saving Time...Remember to change your coffee from regular to high-test.
Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!
Rachel Divider


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Diana Raidy
Diana Raidy

This feeder would make my life so much easier! That's for another opportunity. I love your articles on egg-blowing and decorating. I'm very much looking forward to making these! Thanks again.


Thanks Kathy for all you do to educate the backyard flock hobbyist, and all the awesome giveaways! This scale is darn cute and I would love to have one!

Cathy Smith
Cathy Smith

No really Thank you for all your hard work and Knowledge! 🙂

Lisa Andresen
Lisa Andresen

I am looking forward to setting up our flock again. Our 3 cats and the dog help with the mice population, but a Grandpa's feeder would definitely help keep the winter feed costs down!


You only need to fulfill that requirement once, so you'd be all set in the future.