Flock Focus Friday, 12/27/13

Christmas week here at Blazing Trails Farm was a challenge with on again, off again snow alternating with rain and sunshine. We are expecting eggs to hatch this coming week and are looking forward to sharing that experience with you as it happens, live!

 Guess what? 🙂

  This Olive Egger has made it her mission to remove the berries from the coop garland.

 The Olive Egger in the nest box on the right has been broody for nearly two weeks. When the eggs in the incubator hatch, I’ll slip them underneath her to raise.

 Lola (Columbian Wyandotte hen) has finished molting and her new feathers look spectacular.

 Sparky (Black Copper Marans roo) and ellen deHeneres, (a Marans hen cross between a Black Copper Marans and a Wheaten Marans).

 Christmas morning breakfast consisted of steel cut and regular oatmeal with blueberries, apples and bananas. I put out several loaf pans so that there was no bickering and nobody left out.

 Spartacus (Serama X Red Sex Link) and his mom, Windy (a Blue Splash Marans)

 Caesar, a Serama cockerel began crowing this week and it was adorable.

 Nobody loves eating snow more than Rachel (Bantam Cochin Frizzle)

Most chickens dislike snow, but mine have gotten used to it. I suppose that’s what happens when you live in New England. 

Thanks for joining me and have a great week!
The winners of last week’s Flock Focus Friday giveaway are:  TBA HERE.




Wow, thank you for saying that, Sarah. ♥

sarah nichols

Thank you for what you do! Reading your blog has made me a better chicken mom 🙂 I was raised on a chicken farm & I forgot a lot in the 17 years I was away from the farm!


Thank you Paula. I appreciate your being with me here and on Facebook. ♥

Paula Hansen

I have learned so much from you this past year. Thank you for all the information and photos and all the wonderful pictures that make me smile.


I have really enjoyed your site. I know my Silkies would love the treats even more so with the cold temps we are experiencing!

Delia R.

I'll give this one a try! Good luck everyone & stay warm 🙂

Conett McKnight Hattaway
Conett McKnight Hattaway

I love you pictures and captions of your boys and girls. I don't keeps roos because of zoning, but I love my girls. They are a constant source of entertainment.

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