Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chuck's New Trick

Remember when our chickens were the size of ping pong balls?  When all thirty of the adorable little fluff balls fit into a shoe box?  I do.  That was in October!

They are just about full-on chickens now!  They've learned how delicious corn and peanut hulls are, they have started eating weeds and are no longer eating chick starter.  As a result of all those things, they have ballooned to adult-chicken-like proportions.

And now, this:



That's Chuck.  Roosters get names, hen's don't.  Chuck started crowing a week or so ago, and is really polishing up his game.  That's a full "cock-a-doodle-do", up from a "cock-a-do" just days ago.  And he's getting louder!  The other rooster, also a silver laced wyandotte, is only managing a very weak "cock-a".  He's more timid and hasn't earned a name yet.  Chuck seems to be Chicken in Chief as far as the ladies are concerned.

It's just a matter of time before we start getting eggs!

4 comments:

  1. Hey Guys,
    Chickens look great. Hope they're protected from hungry eagles this spring! Haven't been here in awhile, but after reading the previous post (where I was unable to comment) I just wanted to tell you that the what you are doing together if totally amazing, and that I'm proud to be your friend. Seriously. And, just in case you need a quick break from all the work you are doing here is a website that has a soothing effect on me. Don't worry, it's not actually porn...http://freecabinporn.com/

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  2. that is so funny Artie! We JUST found that site , like, three days ago and I am pretty we have evaluated eery single cabin! Thanks for thinking of us... and i am pretty sure we are looong over due for a chat. Call you soon!

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  3. ooops. That was christy. You probably figured.

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  4. Randomly stumbled across this, and figured y'all might giggle as well.

    Werner Herzog on Chickens: http://vimeo.com/9880377

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