Raising Backyard Chickens – 3 Month Check Up

  • Like on Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Pin It

Well, Pablo is still here.  We are now at the 12 week mark and Pablo has not let out a crow yet {fingers crossed}.  I’m sure it will be happening any day now, so if you are interested in a pet rooster, send me an email because once Pablo makes a peep, we’ll have to send him to a new home.

He is a pretty lovable rooster though I must admit.  Pablo LOVES being held {is that normal?} and gets along great with the other birds, so we’ll see.  If he knows what’s good for him he’ll keep quite.

Picasso on the other hand has been pretty unfriendly with us since the day she arrived.  I’m not sure if she knew from the start she would loose her boyfriend {Pablo} or not, but she doesn’t like us one bit.

Matilda is our glamour girl and boy does she know it. She is way to cool to pose for pictures. We think she’s probably holding out for a better offer so I totally get her dismissive behavior.  I don’t know what she’s looking for though, we give her corn, lettuce, melon and everything a chicken could ever want, so I don’t get it.

Peanut is crazy.  Always has been. Always will be.

Hilda is still a total sweetie.  She loves us, no doubt about it.

Ahhh and baby black fatty.  Such a little love bug.  Baby Fat always wants to be held, told she is beautiful, and likes to follow us around the garden.  I’m not sure if all australorps are like this, but all 3 of ours are.  In my opinion, they are the best chicken on the planet and a PERFECT choice if you are looking for a pet chicken for a child.

This is Maroon, one of our Rhode Island Red chickens, it looks like she is having a bad feather day in this picture.

And last but not least, 5.  Maroons baby sister. What a cutie. She has grown out of her shy and awkward phase and is making friends left and right.

Bottom Line – Raising backyard chickens is a blast.  Especially when they get old enough and start laying eggs {only 8 more weeks to go!}. After raising pet chickens for a couple of years now, I’m so glad we took the plunge and went for it.  I love them, my daughter loves them and the neighborhood kids love them as well.  Life is good.

Do you have pet chickens?  Which breed has been your favorite to raise?

~ Mavis

 

This post may contain affiliate links. These affiliate links help support this site. For more information, please see my disclosure policy. Thank you for supporting One Hundred Dollars a Month.

Related posts:



Comments

  1. As far as hens, we have 3 Red Sex Links, 6 Rhode Island Reds, and 2 Black Australorps, We also just brought home 2 young Minorca roosters who have yet to start crowing. Our Red Sex Links are extremely friendly and tend to follow me around very closely. Our Rhode Island Reds are friendly, but seem to be the self declared “top chickens.” Our Australorps are very low key, friendly, and just laid back. Of course, our Minorca roosters are still very young, so they have the sweetest little personalities and want to follow me around everywhere. They even cuddle with one another right now. Often whenever I put them all in the coop to be locked up for the night, I’ll find them tucked between hens, looking all snug. Raising chickens has been a such a fun and interesting learning experience for us and we’re glad that we decided to do it. Plus, you can’t beat all of those fresh eggs that they give us every day.

  2. Are you sure that’s a rooster? If so, he should have spur buds on his legs, don’t see any in the picture. Hopefully not!

  3. Our Buff Orphington’s (3) are the friendliest and tamest of our flock, second runner’s up are the Black Australorps (2) with our Americanas (2) coming in third for friendliest. But in all honesty all our Girls are quite tame and very friendly. They all come running the minute they spot one of us (they are spoiled and know we usually have some treats for them. We let them free range most of the day a good portion of our backyard so if we are out there they follow us all over, so cute. We love them and love having fresh eggs. Your girls look very happy (spoiled) as well, just as they should be.

  4. I don’t have any chickens yet, but we ‘re getting them this Spring! Can’t wait!

  5. Denise Frederick says:

    Love my chickens! I think my heart belongs to the RIRS….I currently have only one left (she is almost 7 years old(.
    Our flock consists mainly of Aracaunas and Black Copper Marans(also two very nice breeds). My Roo is an Aracaunas … And he is LOVELY! And what a nice temperament!
    Love my chickens!!

  6. Denise Frederick says:

    Love my chickens! I think my heart belongs to the RIRS….I currently have only one left (she is almost 7 years old(.
    Our flock consists mainly of Aracaunas and Black Copper Marans(also two very nice breeds). My Roo is an Aracaunas … And he is LOVELY! And what a nice temperament!
    Love my chickens!!

  7. Denise Frederick says:

    Love my chickens! I think my heart belongs to the RIRS….I currently have only one left (she is almost 7 years old(.
    Our flock consists mainly of Aracaunas and Black Copper Marans(also two very nice breeds). My Roo is an Aracaunas … And he is LOVELY! And what a nice temperament!
    Gotta love chickens!!

  8. Framing Fowl says:

    We had a blue-laced barnevelder roo that loved to be held too. I think some roos are just naturally friendly and nice. Cedric was such a pet and so good with the chicks. He’d help the hens keep an eye on them and when he would find a bug or something good to eat, he’d call them over similar to a hen.

    Nothing better than a good rooster if you’re allowed to have them!

  9. Jackie Kern says:

    Its nice seeing others that have the love of raising chickens. My husband been doing it for years and owns http://www.kernschickenfarm.com to help chicken owners get started with raising backyard chickens.

Speak Your Mind

*

Recipes Garden Frugal Canning Chickens Travel