Flock Focus Friday, 12/20/13

We enjoyed several days of beautiful snowfalls this week and while the chickens have adjusted to the idea of the white stuff, it’ll be gone soon with 60°F temperatures predicted for this weekend.

BRINSEA EcoGlow 20 Brooder

12/20/13-12/27/13 9pm EST 

Read about the EcoGlow here.


Sparky above & his dad, Blaze, below (both Black Copper Marans roosters) keep a respectful distance from one another. There is no question that Blaze remains the Alpha roo and king of the flock.

This was the first of two snowfalls this week. I shoveled the walkway and the flock spent the day walking back and forth between the two coops.

 (above, left to right) Doc Brown (Polish Crested hen) Rachel (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) and Kate (Speckled Sussex) reenacting the scene from The Beatles Abbey Road
Below, Ally McBeak (Tolbunt Polish Frizzle pullet)

 The second storm this week left 5-6 inches of fluffy stuff.

 I brought Rachel up to the house for a little photo op for my 8 year
old daughter who is honing her third grade photography skills.

 Sparky. Purdy.

View from the house. 

Despite a half a foot of snow on the ground, my flock enjoys dust bathing inside the runs. I can’t recommend sand in a covered run any more highly. 

 Caesar (Serama cockerel) and adoptive mom, Windy (Blue Splash Marans)


Thanks for joining me and have a great week!
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Winners chosen by random drawing from eligible entries and notified by email if provided and/or here. US residents only. Giveaway ends 12/27/13 9pm EST.

The winners of last week’s Flock Focus Friday giveaway are:  TBA HERE.


Jackie Cue

Just spent the last 4 months searching for a perfect place to build our home because I had to make sure I had enough room for chickens! The house is going up and I'm excited to start raising them. I'd love to win this!

Krystal Stone

Would love the brooder for my Spring chicky babies.

Sandy Shields

I am so in it to win it!!! Would love to hatch a few lovelies for spring 🙂

Kelly Coleman

Getting ready to hatch out a bunch of black australorps…would be awesome to have a brooder for them

Rachel Luse

Really hope to win one!

Mama K

I would so love this little darlin!!!!

Gen Damon Sours
I'm in it to win it! This year we have had our flock hunted down from 44 to 29. It would be great to get our chicks early in the year as possible as we need to have them laying as early in the year as possible as we need to have 40 laying hens daily to sell eggs to make enough $ to buy feed and have enough eggs left over for us to eat 2 a day. This year we didn't even get to have Christmas and it was the most upset I have ever seen my husband… Read more »
Tierney Sheets Clark

What a treat that would be!

Jennifer Burgess

Would ove to start our chickens from eggs this year…

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