Flock Focus Friday, 2/14/14

Black Copper Marans egg

 We got pounded by Mother Nature ALL WEEK with snow storm after snow storm. It felt like the snow shovel never left my hands, but at least the temperatures were a little more moderate than they have been this winter, which makes me feel better about the comfort of my flock even though they remain primarily confined to the run.

My chicken coops covered in coldness. The-Chicken-Chick.com

The view from the back of my chicken coops. The-Chicken-Chick.com

Kate, a Speckled Sussex hen and a few of her friends braved
the snowy path up to the house in search of scratch.

Kate, a Speckled Sussex hen and her friends braved the snowy path up to the house in search of scratch.

 Caesar (Serama cockerel)

Caesar (Serama cockerel)

Blaze (Black Copper Marans rooster and Ally McBeak (Tolbunt Polish Frizzle) remain in the infirmary. Blaze is still recovering from a frostbitten comb while Ally is really just keeping him company at this point. Her pecking injuries have healed fully.

Blaze (Black Copper Marans rooster and Ally McBeak (Tolbunt Polish Frizzle) remain in the infirmary. Blaze is still recovering from a frostbitten comb while Ally is really just keeping him company at this point. Her pecking injuries have healed fully.

 Marilyn Monroe (White Orpington) with her beak fully intact at the beginning of the week.

Marilyn Monroe (White Orpington) with her beak fully intact at the beginning of the week.

 Marilyn Monroe injured her beak somehow and is now missing the tip. It will re-grow just like fingernails do. Read more about beaks, beak injuries and repairing beak injuries here.

Marilyn Monroe injured her beak somehow and is now missing the tip. It will grow out just like fingernails do.

 My flock, looking a little discontent, with good reason. We’re all ready for spring!

My flock, looking a little discontent, with good reason.

 The cold and snow were inspiration for these ice lanterns this week. Read about how to make them here.

Ice Lanterns
Mr. Chicken Chick left one of these huge ornaments outside after taking it down from the coop this winter and it shattered because there was water inside. The ice globe that was inside the ornament made me want to add food coloring to water and make some more. So..I did. And it was fun!
Ice globes
Ice globes

 

Ice globe

 Spring really needs to hurry up and get here.

Snowy watering can.

 Lola (Columbian Wyandotte) and her shadow. ♥

Lola, a Columbian Wyandotte hen and her shadow.

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The coffee made me do it

 Coffee: The most important meal of the day.
I'm not cut out for winter...I want my flip-flops!
Of course it's Monday...this ain't my Friday face.
Love is in the air and it smells like coffee.
If chickens rode elevators.
Let the weekend begin!
Hell hath no fury like a woman denied her coffee.

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick

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The Acres Chicken Ranch/Jackie Maphis
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want want want!

Jane Harris Bennett
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SO COOL! Must have!

Julie Denise Dunk Liberti
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Julie Denise Dunk Liberti

Buying organic feed, ANY thing to save feed would be appreciated to say the least!

Angie
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Would love to win this awesome feeder! Thanks for the Giveaway!

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