Chickens on the Farm!

July 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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Yup, that's right.  Chickens.  Some of you may know we've lived on a cattle farm for several years now.  Recently, we decided to sell out of the cattle business, although Lucas's family still owns cattle that roam all around us.  Apparently Lucas decided we just didn't have enough living creatures to take care of, so here they are...chickens!

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These were taken their very first night, as we were building their coop.  They still weren't quite sure what to do with us.

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There are several different kinds.  We have 14 hens, one rooster, and 6 babies.  The one above is a Lavender Orpington.

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The beautiful rooster is also a Lavender Orpington. I had never heard of purple chickens before!

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This little lady was very photogenic.  She's a Buff Orpington.

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There are two of these little guys.  The look so tiny compared to the big Orpingtons.  They are Brahma Bantams. 

 

chickens, hen house, coop, farm, countryside, art print, "christine lewis photography", brahma bantam They are definitely not the brightest chickens in the coop.  When I bring them treats, these little guys stay in the back.  When I try to toss them one, or even hand them one, they don't budge til it has already hit the ground.  By that time it's too late, one of the Orpingtons has seen me throw it and is ready to nab.  Did I mention they have feathers on their feet? So cute.

 

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This is our one and only Rhode Island Red.

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The Bantams really were trying to figure me out lol. Never a dull day on the farm!

Did I mention I wasn't inside the pin with them?  Wasn't shooting through a hole in the chicken wire either.  Ha, just a little trick of the trade:)

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