Monday, July 19, 2010

Chicken Days,with a little turkey thrown in !

I thought I would show you all some of the little bannies from the spring chicks all grown up! These are Silver Laced Cochins...aren't they lovely! They are so sweet and gentle,content to let you hold them. I just love Cochin bannies...If I could only have one chicken it would be them...of course they are a little small for eating!


These are the D'Uccles ...we got 2 colors in our order...


 Both types are beautiful! They are  smaller than I expected and I worry about them a little and contemplate on putting them in a pen...but so far they are doing fine out side.I never see them too much out in the open where they would be exposed to hawks.The hawks have been less of a problem this year thanks to the crows,that I assume nested near by, that keep them run off!




The little rooster looks like he is a tiny general  in his drees uniform! OK maybe I spend a little too much time watching chickens!



We got 2 of these buff girls...



Now for the little bit of turkey! Bourbon Red teenage turkeys!



I had these on Craig's list and probably got 10 responses but when folks found out where we were I guess no one wanted to make the drive. The first 7 I put on there went right away.I guess I need to put these on again.



If no one buys them  I guess we will be eating a lot of turkey this year!

13 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Maybe you spend a lot of time chicken gazing, but I think it is wonderful that you pay attention. Animals provide us with food and tending them gives us a sense of well being.

The chickens are adorable. I love the different colors. They appear to be dressed up and going somewhere.

"Turkey Lurkeys" are doing well. Full of soft buff and white feathers above their long legs.

Thanks so much for sharing. Stay cool.

Blessings....

Chicken Boys said...

A beautiful conglomeration of poultry. They are quite fun to watch, aren't they?
~Randy

Pricilla said...

Those turkeys are pretty funny looking...
I think I have the hubby convinced to do a turkey or two next year.

After reading about them here I really want to try.

Texan said...

If I could free range chickens here I would so get some of those fancy chickens!

Your Turkeys are in that gangly stage LOL...hard to believe they grow up to be huge Turkeys... especially when you see them as chicks!

You have had such great luck selling lately you so should list them again :O)

Tales from the Trails said...

I guess it's Thanksgiving at your house this year, hA!!!!
We had fun with our poultry friends too this weekend. I need to get some pictures of them.

LindaG said...

I don't think you can watch chickens too much. :)

Lots of good looking birds there. Well, except the gangly turkeys, haha. They just look funny. ;)

Sharon said...

Such lovely chickens! I would be chicken gazing too! Now the turkeys have a ways to go to get "lovely", if in fact they do...

Thanks for sharing!!!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I used to have d'uccles, fiesty little birds. Did you hatch the turkeys there at the farm? I'm behind, having a busy summer, mostly enjoying summer after such a rough winter.

Nekkid Chicken said...

Awe so pretty

Tina said...

OMG I love the little turkeys. So adorable.

Teresa said...

I just love watching chickens. I wish I could let them free range, but my dog is half bird dog and there are raccoons. Those turkeys are certainly at the awkward teenage stage. I tried selling my goslings on craig's list, but nobody seems to want geese.

Teresa

Callie said...

The little chickens are very cute. I can see why you like them so much if they let you hold them. They are very pretty!

seema gupta said...

wowwww so colourfull hens,..

regards