Flock Focus Friday, 2/7/14

Well, chicken-keeping became a winter Olympic sport this week as Punxsutawnkey Phil predicted six more weeks of winter and cursed us with multiple snow storms mid-week. We’re still digging out and the feathered natives are getting restless. Poor Ally McBeak sustained minor flesh wounds to her head from pecking and is shacking up with Blaze in the infirmary. They’re not exactly roughing it, it’s more of a B&B and guess who the Inn-keeper is? 

 Rachel (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) enjoyed the last of the snow-free
grounds conditions at the beginning of the week.
Bantam Cochin Frizzle hen. Rachel.
 Calista Flockheart (Tolbunt Polish Frizzle) 
Tolbunt Polish Frizzle hen. Calista Flockheart
 I think they sensed that a storm was coming.
flock of chickens
Despite what this group face-plant implies, their feeders are full!
Chicken flower
 Superbowl Sunday and the coin toss at Fowl Ball Bowl 2014:
Fowl Ball Bowl 2014
 The first snow storm. Minor and manageable.
Snowy Chicken coops
 Kate (Speckled Sussex) always looks stunning against a snowy background.
Speckled Sussex hen and chickens in snow
Chickens in snow
Chickens in snow.
 This Partridge Plymouth Rock likes to hang out on top of the ladder that leans up against the roof of the run. In the summer she made a habit of laying eggs on top of that ladder. It must be too cold for that now though because I haven’t found an egg up there all winter.
Partridge Plymouth Rock hen
A winter day in New England.
 The second snow storm lasted the entire day and closed schools here in Connecticut. I can’t wait until my daughters are old enough to wield shovels!
Snowy Chicken Coops
 I received a large assortment of fertile eggs this week, which includes: Silkies, Seramas and various Polish varieties!  Hatch day is February 28th- stay tuned for it!
Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator
 Lola (Columbian Wyandotte).
Winter. Ain't nobody got time for this.
I start working when the coffee does.
Silence! Until AFTER I have had my coffee.
My favorite part of winter would be watching it on TV in Hawaii
Go home icicle, you're drunk.
I'm bringing sexy back
I miss hating the summer heat.
How would I like my coffee? Intravennously, please.
Wake up and Chug the Coffee!
Serama cockerel
Bantam Cochin Frizzle, Rachel
Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick.


Mary A.

Thank you for the link, I’ll check it out!

Mary A.

Do you have a main source where you get your fertile hatching eggs from? I’d love to add a Golden Laced Wyandotte, a black Silkie and a Polish Toulbount Frizzle to our flock.