A Few of our Happy Hens

Every now and again the girls stand still for the camera, this morning was one of those rare times! Meet Lucy, Lorraine & Dottie.  All three girls were hatched in 2016.

Lorraine & Lucy’s breed: Australorpe, and Dottie is a LeghornX.

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Happy Pullets

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Hatch-a-Long Pullet at Ten Weeks

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Meet Willow, she was hatched back in April. She certainly has grown! She’s one of two fertile eggs put under a first time broody Silkie. A trial run so to speak, hoping the hen would follow through with her duties as a Mom to be. Obviously it was a success and I’ll use her again when it’s not so hot.
July in Phoenix the temperatures are 110-116, definitely not suitable for hatching eggs! I tried it once, a total fail.
Willow is a barnyard mix, all I know for sure is the hen was an Ameraucana, the green egg made that I.D. pretty simple. Look at those yellow legs, she almost glows in the dark. ha ha!
Can you believe both chicks turned out to be girls? That hardly ever happens. Lucky me!

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Curious Hen Poses for the Camera

Meet Cookie, a young hen full of character. She’s at the bottom of the pecking order, with only one friend in the flock, Piper.¬† Poor Cookie.

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Piper, a Standard Silver Laced Cochin Hen

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