Friday, March 12, 2010

Two Light Brahmas and An Australorp

Amazing, but I got a picture of Screamer and Pastey in the same photo.

They don't hang out together very often. Screamer is in the front and is the bigger of the two. She yells at me when I collect eggs.

Pastey is sweet. She survived a bad case of pastey butt when she was a chick and she has short legs and is smaller. 

One of the other chickens I can recognize and give a name is HenRoo. She has a large comb and wattles, struts around like a rooster, and she has a half grown crow.

I don't think she lays eggs. She has cast herself in the role of guardian of the other hens and tries to be the boss.

She clucks and makes a lot of noise but the other hens don't really pay much attention to her other than to get out of her way. Poor HenRoo.

Tom picks up old veggies from the market for the chickens so they get some greens. I have been reading about sprouting seeds and aside from them being good for me to eat I thought they would make a good treat for the chickens. 

I'm still in the searching for information stage. I did find this video that makes the process sound easy.

I think I will give it a try. I've got some lentils in the cupboard.

(March 12, 2009)
This was fun to build.
I like cutting holes in the wall. LOL

[4 eggs today]



Jody Blue said...

Are you sure she is a hen!?! I do love all the coop ideas!

Vicki Lane said...

We do sprouts for ourselves -- for salads. Easy -- just remember to rinse daily.

Our chickens get a fair amount of green from my scrap bucket - and in summer, they get lots of weeds from the garden.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Those are some cute chickens.. HenRoo just like being queen chick. He he
Mom might have to try that seed thing..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Knatolee said...

I love your chicken names. ANd the seed sprouting sounds like a good idea!