teenytinydinosaurfarm:

AN UNLIKELY PAIR
My neighbor Michelle came by this afternoon and dropped these off these two whimsical gifts for me. Wasn’t that a sweet gesture? I sure thought so.Here’s the funny thing…They remind me of two birds I used to have. I had a enormous Buff Brahma hen who was always being courted by a really tiny Nankin (bantam sized) rooster. This pair reminds me of those two. He could never breed with her, he was half the length of her back, so she was way too big for him. And mostly she ignored him, so he’d hop around chattering to her, and finally he’d hop up on something so that they were eye to eye to get her attention…just like these two! lol. Perfect.

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

AN UNLIKELY PAIR

My neighbor Michelle came by this afternoon and dropped these off these two whimsical gifts for me. Wasn’t that a sweet gesture? I sure thought so.

Here’s the funny thing…

They remind me of two birds I used to have. I had a enormous Buff Brahma hen who was always being courted by a really tiny Nankin (bantam sized) rooster. This pair reminds me of those two. He could never breed with her, he was half the length of her back, so she was way too big for him. And mostly she ignored him, so he’d hop around chattering to her, and finally he’d hop up on something so that they were eye to eye to get her attention…just like these two! lol. Perfect.

A message from cluckyeschickens


Hello! I figured I'd forward you this Anon I got today about your chicken coop: "How would the chickens get enough ventilation with the plastic? I'd imagine it'd get quite smelly too."

szpider:

asdfghjk, I wish there was a way for me to get notified and respond to them directly, submissions aren’t very efficient that way @_@ while that’s true on days like today (this is probably the last few days of weather we’ll have that’s above 60 degrees,) once temperatures drop, the humidity and any odor both vanish. When it starts warming back up, I can peel up one side or half a side at a time for gradual ventilation. I’ve done it this way the past two winters and still have the four happy, healthy, spoiled hens I started with. 

avianawareness:

Mille Fleur d’Uccle Bantam Chicks and Chickens

My friend’s fids are shown on the bottom. <3 I had the privilege of cuddling them.

pythosart:

Dearest Julia

pythosart:

Dearest Julia

szpider: Operation: Chicken Isolation Chamber complete. Ready for Polar Vortex 2014(Every winter I wrap the chicken run with weatherproofing plastic and equip it with a heat lamp to prepare for the mid-Michigan cold. Those are my four bantam girls on the picnic table; two seabrights, a silkie, and an Old English game hen.)

szpider: Operation: Chicken Isolation Chamber complete. Ready for Polar Vortex 2014

(Every winter I wrap the chicken run with weatherproofing plastic and equip it with a heat lamp to prepare for the mid-Michigan cold. Those are my four bantam girls on the picnic table; two seabrights, a silkie, and an Old English game hen.)

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

WHITE HOUDAN CHICK-8 Weeks©Laura Quick
Houdans are a hilly French Chicken with a past
The name Houdan has evolved from the Saxon “Hoding,” meaning “settlement on the hill”. The city of Houdan lies west of Paris and is thought to have been inhabited since the 5th century. The chicken breed predates written agricultural history.
During the Hundred Years’ War (1337 to 1453), the town was destroyed; only the 12th century keep survives from that period. Though French currently, after the war, the town was ruled by the English until 1475.
Houdan is mentioned in passing in the Prophecies of Nostradamus.
Houdan was also an important poultry market for Paris and a breed is named after the town. The breed is ornamental, but is also used for its meat and white eggs. Source
Houdan chicken have 5 toes and a V-shaped comb
This one looks a little like The Donald…

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

WHITE HOUDAN CHICK-8 Weeks
©Laura Quick

Houdans are a hilly French Chicken with a past

The name Houdan has evolved from the Saxon “Hoding,” meaning “settlement on the hill”. The city of Houdan lies west of Paris and is thought to have been inhabited since the 5th century. The chicken breed predates written agricultural history.

During the Hundred Years’ War (1337 to 1453), the town was destroyed; only the 12th century keep survives from that period. Though French currently, after the war, the town was ruled by the English until 1475.

Houdan is mentioned in passing in the Prophecies of Nostradamus.

Houdan was also an important poultry market for Paris and a breed is named after the town. The breed is ornamental, but is also used for its meat and white eggs. Source

Houdan chicken have 5 toes and a V-shaped comb

This one looks a little like The Donald…

CHICKEN KARMA

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

People laugh about my chicken keeping but after this week I’m starting to think they are magic birds. Several generous things happened to me this week, both large and small that I’d like to express gratitude for (ironically all are somewhat chicken related):

  1. I gave the proprietor at the doughnut shop where I get me coffee a dozen eggs, he was thrilled. He returned my money and sent me on my way with three doughnuts

  2. My car broke down and the repair place quoted $700 and sent me on my way with a loaner, as I was leaving I thought why not, and gave the proprietor a dozen eggs. Turned out he used to keep chickens and was excited to have fresh eggs again. When I returned the cost to repair the broken part was cheaper, they’d changed my oil and replaced the coolant in my A/C. I got out of there for less than $400.

  3. I stopped by the grocery store for cat food, the produce manager knows I have chickens so she came running over and I left with an entire shopping cart piled high with fresh lettuce.

  4. With winter coming, I needed to plan out the covers for the coops, currently I’m using unsightly tarps which leak and I wanted a more permanent solution. This morning a neighbor was walking by, he stopped to chat and mentioned that he had some industrial corrugated sheets left over from a job and he wondered if I might be interested in them as roofing for the front pens. Turns out he may have enough for the big pen as well. And he has a friend who might be able to help him install the sheets.

So my little feathered friends, extra treats for you today. You can call me the crazy chicken lady, but this week I’m calling it good chicken karma (that’s karma not korma). :)

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

The Carlisle Boys - OLD ENGLISH GAME BIRD Mixes
These three roosters came to me through a neighbor, who knew of someone who needed a home for three “chicks.”
When pressed no one as talking It was all very odd, and I knew I’d likely regret it, but I went by the guys house and these three were terrified and living in squalor. The guy had adopted a slew of chicks from Craigslist, ALL roosters. He decided to eat them. He didn’t know what he was doing and these are a fairly poor choice since they are lean and young, so without soaking in a brine or aging them, he BBQ’d three of the birds. They dried out and were like shoe leather.
After I heard that  couldn’t leave these babies to the same fate.So they live here now.
They have Carlisle coloring and Old English Gamebird shape, but are  crosses I’m guessing as they all have different combs. They have calmed down quite a bit, though they appear to be a naturally flighty breed.
If you live near Los Angeles and want them, message me.

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

The Carlisle Boys - OLD ENGLISH GAME BIRD Mixes

These three roosters came to me through a neighbor, who knew of someone who needed a home for three “chicks.”

When pressed no one as talking It was all very odd, and I knew I’d likely regret it, but I went by the guys house and these three were terrified and living in squalor. The guy had adopted a slew of chicks from Craigslist, ALL roosters. He decided to eat them. He didn’t know what he was doing and these are a fairly poor choice since they are lean and young, so without soaking in a brine or aging them, he BBQ’d three of the birds. They dried out and were like shoe leather.

After I heard that  couldn’t leave these babies to the same fate.So they live here now.

They have Carlisle coloring and Old English Gamebird shape, but are  crosses I’m guessing as they all have different combs. They have calmed down quite a bit, though they appear to be a naturally flighty breed.

If you live near Los Angeles and want them, message me.

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

IRIDESCENT FEATHERS
Before I kept chickens I always thought of them as rather drab birds that ran around farm yards, and I rarely considered roosters at all. I was so short-sighted! This is a Brown Leghorn Rooster  showing his back from shoulder (top) to tail (bottom) - gorgeous.

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

IRIDESCENT FEATHERS

Before I kept chickens I always thought of them as rather drab birds that ran around farm yards, and I rarely considered roosters at all. I was so short-sighted! This is a Brown Leghorn Rooster  showing his back from shoulder (top) to tail (bottom) - gorgeous.

ronasaurus:

When Sesame and Peanut first moved into our home they were not greeted with welcome by our other two hens. The bullying never fazed Sesame though; nothing dampened her curious nature. On the other hand, Peanut, the chronically skittish one, became worse. She hid behind Sesame everywhere she went, and Sesame always looked out for Peanut. They did everything together and waited for each other whenever they got separated. 
But you know how the story ends. Peanut ran away one day and when my mom found her and brought her back, Sesame turned on her. It was as if they’ve never met before. 
Chicken drama…I will never understand it. 

ronasaurus:

When Sesame and Peanut first moved into our home they were not greeted with welcome by our other two hens. The bullying never fazed Sesame though; nothing dampened her curious nature. On the other hand, Peanut, the chronically skittish one, became worse. She hid behind Sesame everywhere she went, and Sesame always looked out for Peanut. They did everything together and waited for each other whenever they got separated. 

But you know how the story ends. Peanut ran away one day and when my mom found her and brought her back, Sesame turned on her. It was as if they’ve never met before. 
Chicken drama…I will never understand it. 

chickenhugs:

This is what happens when you summon your chickens and record it in slow-mo.

halflighthoney:

Pretty birds. // #chickens #leghorn #farmhouse #freerange

halflighthoney:

Pretty birds. // #chickens #leghorn #farmhouse #freerange

cluckyeschickens:

You do not talk about Fight Club.

cluckyeschickens:

You do not talk about Fight Club.

I’m fresh out of explanations. 

kastiasketches:

with a bok-bok here and a bok-bok there~

kastiasketches:

with a bok-bok here and a bok-bok there~