In this post from May I shared the four chicks that were hatched on Mother’s Day. Take a look at these chickens now…
From left to right…Jed, Ellie Mae, Granny, and Miss Jane. Three hens and a rooster. Not too bad. The hens will be laying in a few more months and I should be blessed over-abundantly with eggs. In case you don’t remember, in June I stepped on Ellie Mae and thought I had killed her. I was worried sick about it because she was an Easter Egg chick and I wanted those green eggs that I know are to come in the future. As you can see by the picture she is doing fine. A little skidderish, but then they all are even though I mess with them daily.
Now for Jethro, he is gorgeous and huge…
He’s crowing now but not too loudly. He is part of the Clampett clan now and at this time they are all staying in the chicken tractor. Soon they will need to move to a bigger location. Isn’t he gorgeous! He is a Light Brahma Rooster and I am sure will make pretty chicks one day.
And finally the original flock I started blogging with:
Pictured are from lower to upper: Ugly, an Aracauna hen; Rooster, a cross-breed between a Light Brahma rooster and a black Sexlink hen; and Henny Penny, a cross-breed the same mix as Rooster. Where the colors came from in the rooster I do not know because the father was white with a tail the same color as his. The mother was solid black.
I think I have updated you on all of my growing flock of chickens. If this next batch of eggs in the electric skillet works, I should have 4 or 5 more to add to the flock. Yes, I am trying again! I am convinced I have it down this time. I believe it was due to the humidity so I am watching very closely.
Also, Henny Penny is sitting on three eggs that should hatch any day. I haven’t checked them to see if they are fertile so I hope they are not duds. Time will tell.
P.S. Update…I forgot Rhoda, my favorite Rhode Island Red. How could I do that. Brain dead I guess. Anyway, here is a link to one of the first post on this blog that has all the info on my original flock.