Monday, October 27, 2014

Nose in a Book

   So if you been on my blog before you may or may not know that I am a high school student. When I get home from school I do one of two things.

Go out with the chickens...

Or do homework.

Last week, I decided to multitask. 

   I had some reading to do for my humanities class. The last chapter or two of Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephan Crane. (By the way, not my favorite book.)

So, I grabbed my book and headed out to the chicken pen. 

As I talked about last week, the chickens are very... interested in, well, everything.

   When they stole my bookmark. I was alright with it. Kind of.

   Please don't get me wrong, I am usually very careful with books. But, unfortunately to chickens, I guess, books look delicious. 

Note to self: No more multitasking.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hit the Nail on the Head

Chickens don't get nail polish.
That is a fact.

I love nail polish.
That is also a fact. 

This is a bad combination.

When I look at these pictures I just imagine the music from the movie Jaws.

Duh-duh. Duh-duh.




Sorry this post was so short... Crazy week at school! See you next week!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: Free Range

Our first chickens were free range.

For our new chickens we decided against this.

There were some good things about free ranging, but many bad. These are some of the reasons.

The Good:
   One thing I loved about having a free range flock was being able to always see the chickens. They could also always see us. They loved looking through the back door and watching us.

They also just looked so happy roaming around in the yard.

The Bad:

Poop. Just poop.

Also, when free ranging the chickens completely destroyed our lawn.

Our lawn when we first got the chicks.

Our lawn after they grew up. 

   And the obvious. Predators. Hawks were the initial problem.
   After the first attack we hung pie plates from fishing wire across the yard. This was completely ineffective and horribly ugly. Because of that reason I do not have any pictures of this stage of the free range.
   Even when we partly covered a smaller area, Sunny died.

This was still pretty ugly.

We had to completely cover a small enclosure. Then the fox got in. You just can't win sometimes...

I will see you next week!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hit the Spot

   So this is my next installment of the chicken's personalities. Speckles is this weeks lucky participant.
   Such a cute little chick! Well, I have never seen a chick that is not cute, but still!

   She is very curious. Not overly curious like Piper; Piper is in a curiosity level all her own. Still, very curious.

Here she is pecking her own toe. Did she not know what it was?

   Speckles also loves chasing bugs. I have seen her run from one end of the pen to the other. Always watching the bug she was running after.

   Speckles is sweet. Not the most friendly, but very friendly none the less. She might not be the first to come over to see me. However, when she does, she stays on my lap. Sometimes until I have to lift her off. 
   Speaking of picking her up, she doesn't mind it at all. I can just lift her and she doesn't complain at all. I have never had a chicken been so calm about this. 

   All this is beside the fact that she is gorgeous! Speckles is a great little chicken that I am loving having in my flock!