Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunglow the mille fleur

I thought I would do a post on the mille Fleur chick I hatched out. Right here are his parents named Jackhammer and Stacie.

This is Sun glow and my welsummer Americana cross

This is Sun glow at 3 months old . one day I went out to the pen saw that some dogs had busted in the pen and he had got out I hoped he would come back ,but the next day it snowed and I haven't seen him since , I am still a little sad but I now have 9 mille fleurs that I hope breed and show at the fairs.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Midget White Turkeys ~ Teacup or Roasting Pan ?

This is one of my Midget White turkey Toms. I think he is handsome, so does he.This picture was taken just after our ice storm and there is a big hole in the roof of the pen caused by a very large fir branch falling point side down onto it. The pen is a bit muddy and the turkeys' feathers are not as clean as they should be.
The day I received my turkeys in the mail they were so tiny that two fit into a teacup. Aren't they cute?
They grew...
...and grew,
until one day they would no longer fit into a teacup.
But really, it is silly to expect any decent turkey to sit in a teacup, isn't it?
I do suspect they'd rather sit in a teacup than a roasting pan though!
To learn more about Midget White Turkeys click here*.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Chicken Or The Egg ?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? "Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens...and God blessed them saying "be fruitful & multiply on the earth." And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day." Genesis 1:20 - 24 So I think this is pretty clear, the chicken came first. As my grandkids say, that's a silly question because a chicken had to lay the egg anyway!

Friday, February 10, 2012


This is my brother holding a 9 week old porcelain hen.

These are my d'uccles and cross bred chick in there coop.

This is my 9 week old porcelain rooster .

This is my porcelain hen, when I went out to the pen yesterday to watch my chicks for a while this chick came up and sat down on my lap and fell asleep.

Bathing Your Chicken For Show

Do you have chickens that need to be bathed for show, or simply because they are white and you want them to be as fluffy & pretty as they can be? Click onto this link to see how we bathe our chickens, especially the white ones. Bathing Chickens *

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bugs Draws Bantam Chickens

Bugs loves to study about and draw his chickens. Here is a Bantam Bearded Booted Mlle Fleur.
Bearded Porcelain Booted Bantam
One of the best ways to study any bird is to really observe everything about it, and drawing the bird helps you see and remember the details. Anyone desiring to raise poultry for practical reasons, for pleasure, or for showing ,should study their birds. Of course, enjoying and appreciating their beauty and personalities only makes this pursuit all the more fun! I know my grandson ,Bugs, loves his chickens and his drawings tell me his interest in poultry will most likely be life-long. I hope so !