Poor Pablo and Picasso. They are counting down their days together until Pablo’s first crow. Once the first crow happens, he’ll be shipped off never to see his woman Picasso again. It’s tragic, but this is suburbia, and no roosters are allowed.
I think Pablo knows too. He likes it when The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird holds him, but refuses to let me hold him.
And Picasso won’t even look at us. She’s totally ticked we are taking away her man.
Black Fatty on the other hand is happy and ready to take on the world. She loves to go out to the garden and scratch around while I work in the garden.
Peanut is still rather jittery. She seems like she’s just doing her time here as a bird.
Matilda is a total nut. She will look up at us with her glam eyes like “Pick me up, Pick me up,” and then she’ll run around the chicken box like a total crazy pants. She’s super fun, but she’s definitely hit awkward teenager look. We think she aspires to be an opera singer.
Ahh Hilda. Hilda is my BFF. Every time I walk in to the garage or pull my car in, she hops up to greet me. She loves me. I can’t wait for her pretty blue eggs.
I’m still not sure about Maroon’s personality. Anytime I’m near the chicken box she just glances up like “Oh, there’s the lady with the food,” and then looks away like she’s total uninterested.
And finally there is my favorite bird 5. I carry 5 around my shirt when I’m in the garden. She is the best chicken ever. I still think she has an inner ear problem because most of the time her head is titled slightly to the left, and when she sleeps her neck is all weird. I’ll have to try to snap a photo next time she’s sleeping so you can see what I mean.
For the most part, everything with this round of baby chicks is going really well. Except the rooster part. But other than that, they are healthy, and growing into strong little birds. I can’t wait until all our birds start laying eggs next spring. I may just have to open a cupcake shop to use them all.
If you are thinking about getting a flock of your own, check out the book Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock. Amazon currently has the book on sale for $10.33.
I have 2 roosters to get rid of. What should I do with them? I’m stumped.
Awe, poor Pablo. I hope he finds a good home.
Perhaps you could barter with a local cupcake shop…eggs for cupcakes! 😀
Helen in Meridian says
Speaking of pulling your car into the garage, do we finally get a picture of the new car since it should have arrived from Sweden by now? Been waiting since your 7 countries in 7 days jaunt including a brief touch of Olympics.
Niki C says
I didn’t get a chance to comment last week, but the best way we have found to tell rooster chicks from pullets is their legs. A cockerel’s legs will be at least twice the size of a pullet. We keep 20-30 chickens in our flock at any given time, and this method has never failed us. Sorry, I couldn’t get a good look at the legs to be able to tell.
Ummm THANK YOU. This chicken’s legs are huge! Thanks Niki!
Niki C says
Glad I could help but sorry he’s a roo. I.love my Wyandottes!