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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Friday, January 11, 2008

My Special Birds Pen

I guess I better get my entries in today...just found out Ian is taking all of tomorrow off and working Sunday instead of tomorrow. In case your wondering, that means no computer time tomorrow, and that also means I will be going down to get the new birds on Sunday instead. So there you have it.

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I have a pen of young birds that will be let out to free roam in Spring. They grew up in this pen together and get along quite nicely. When I open the pen door the Golden Phoenix cockeral is always first to the door. He thinks he wants out, so one time I let him wander out. He is not ready, he is not full grown and easily intimidated by everyone, so back in he went.

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The next two to the door are the pair of Silver laced Polish I raised up. She is always very eager to come out, and I don't really know why. Some may think that a pen is confining, but actually they see it as their sanctuary, their safe place. So venturing out is a big step.

 

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Next the silkies will start to come forward..the boy first of course. See the two girls in the back? They are both broody and sitting on eggs! I wonder what will come out of them? We got quite a combo of guys and gals in this pen and just for fun I thought I would let them sit and see what came out of it all.

 

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Speckles is in this pen too.

 

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12 comments:

breakaway1968 said...

Oh wow I LOVE those silver laced ones!  BEAUTIFUL birds. You are so close to talking me into getting chickens! lol  Make sure you take pics of the new guys coming in ;)  

mumma4evr said...

they look so happy
Becky

wwfbison said...

These pictures are gorgeous - I just love your chickens!!!  They are all so pretty.  Have a nice weekend with the family.
Lisa

geocachelinda66 said...

Yes that will be an interesting combo of chicken!

rdautumnsage said...

I've just recently came across your journal. I wasn't sure what to expect (Yes even with the title), but find myself delighted with your tales and pictures. Beautiful Birds....(Hugs) Indigo

gen0507 said...

Kelly you guys enjoy your Saturday since Ian is off!!  The white chickens are called Silkies right?  They are beautiful!!  You raised all of these?  Wow!

Hollie

mcknansmom said...

such pretty birds!!!!

browney44 said...

Love the pictures Kelly!  Have a great weekend.

debbie

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly your chicks are just beautiful ~ Ally x

inafrnz247 said...

Oh, my gosh...  I LOVE your chickens!  They are so PRETTY!  

Thank you for stopping by my journal (photo entry) and leaving a comment... I like a snail's pace, too!

Michelle

deshelestraci said...

They look happy.
Traci

nelishianatl said...

A beautiful variety.  I wonder what is going to come out of those eggs! Can't wait to see the pics of THAT!

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