Here’s one of the near 3 month old pullets. She’s barely out of the grow pen, so this is a rare opportunity to catch her beyond the safe zone. Not real impressed with her feathered feet, a bit sparse, but I like her head! Still giving her time, Cochins are slow to mature, but at this point, she kinda already is what she is.
Flashy gal! Piper is just under 3 months old and just beginning to venture out of the grow pen to test her acceptance with the existing flock. Day 7 of learning the serious business of social ranking. Every day brings her one step closer to finding her place, and someday she’ll learn the power of choice.
Meet Alex, seven week old Silver Laced Cochin, named after character ‘Alex Vause’ on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. She’s my curious bird, the explorer, and always in my way when cleaning. She’s fearless, and the one I expect to be the first to step out of the grow pen on freedom day… in about two more months.
If you’re a fan of the Orange is the New Black show, notice Alex looks like she’s wearing the same statement eyeliner as character Alex Vause. ha ha!
- Alex Vause