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Names, Please!!

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Alright, it’s only taken 5 weeks to finally name all of my chickies, but I’ve never been one to rush things, people.  I’ve included updated pictures to commemorate the event as well.

Roxy 5wks “Roxy” (Barred Plymouth Rock) -she’s such a poser and the friendliest of the bunch.

Esmeralda 5wks Esmeralda, AKA “Ezzie” (Black Australorp)-scared of her own shadow, but getting      better.

Cleopatra 5wksCleopatra, AKA “Cleo” (Easter Egger)-she’s my spunky one with the green T-Rex feet.

Marilyn Butterball 5wksMarilyn “Butterball” Monroe (Buff Orpington)-my daughter’s favorite.

Mary Jane 5wks“Mary Jane” (Rhode Island Red)-this picture doesn’t do her justice. She’s just beautiful.

Penelope 5wks“Penelope” (Golden Laced Wyandotte)-she’s another scardy-cat, but if you pick her up and hold her for a bit then she doesn’t want put down right away. LOL!

Phoebe 5wks Phoebe 5 wks Lady “Phoebe” (Speckled Sussex)-she’s my inquisitive gal, always curious about everything.  When I’m trying to take pictures she’ll stick her face right in the camera trying to figure out what it’s all about.  I have so many up close face shots of her.  She’s hilarious.

 

As I type this they are 5 1/2 weeks old, still inside the house in their brooder.  I’ve now turned off their heat lamp during the day and just have it on over night.  They still seem to like it on while they sleep.  The dust they kick up is amazing and I’m starting to feel ready for them to fly the coop, or brooder in this case, so I can thoroughly clean that room.  Their coop is now stained and awaiting a final security latch to be put on, then we plan on setting up their run and getting everything in order for their life outside.  I’ll probably miss having them so close by, but I’m excited to see how much they’ll like the outdoors with so much more space to run and play.

Will keep ya’ll posted!

S

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The Coop!

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Ok, so after countless months of researching and scouring the internet, I finally decided on a chicken coop and ordered it this week.  It should arrive within two weeks; I’m so excited!  Not sure yet if I want to add wheels or what so that I can move it around the yard along with the electric poultry fencing I have yet to buy.  I didn’t go with a chicken tractor, which I did contemplate, because I wanted a bigger and more secure “home” for my feathered friends.  My baby chicks will not arrive until April 2013, so I have plenty of time to get all necessary supplies to get them off to a good start.  The crew will include a Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, Barred Plymouth Rock, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, Easter Egger, and Speckled Sussex.