New Flock

I started my flock all over again this spring, with 6 Red and 2 Ameraucana chicks.  The Reds were sexed so I knew they would all be hens.  The Ameraucan were straight run.  I picked out my Ameraucanas with the hopes that they would be hens and give us colorful light blue Easter eggs.  Of course my girls have names…..the 2 Ameraucana are Lucille and Ethel.

Meet Ricky, formerly known as Lucille

And Fred, but sometimes I still call him Ethel

Ricky and Fred with Reba and Midge

I enjoy sitting out surrounded by the zinnias watching the chickens (hard to see them thru all the honeysuckle).

Last year when I clean up the hollyhock bed, I scattered the seeds along the fence by the hen house.

We are still waiting for our first harvest of eggs.  Hurry up girls, we are ready for Farmer fresh eggs!



12 thoughts on “New Flock

    1. Debra Farmer Post author

      Thank you, I really have enjoyed my chickens and their coop. On the lower left side of the page there are some “tags”. Highlight or touch the “coop” tag and you can see more about my coop and take an inside tour.
      Have a wonderful day……it’s hot here and to be getting hotter next week. Oh boy I can’t wait.

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  1. shoreacres

    Are you kidding me? Can I come live in your coop? That is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. At first, I couldn’t believe it was for the chickens, so I had to follow your advice and click on the “coop” tag. Goodness me. I’m just in awe. You have to have the best-tasting eggs in the world, if a happy hen lays a good egg. Not only is the coop great, the flowers around it are beautiful. It’s so well planned. I’d be happy to sit around and gaze at it through the zinnias, too!

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    1. Debra Farmer Post author

      Thank you, I do enjoy the coop. I’m so glad you looked at the coop tag! All the old chicken coops that you see face south, I think it has to do with the sunlight especially in the winter. Mine faces east to I can see the run from the house. I had so much fun driving all around looking at old abandoned chicken houses to use as our design. Found my inspiration on a beautiful abandoned farm in Missouri. The photo of it is displayed in my feed room.
      Funny you mentioned living in it. I thought about turning it into a “she shed” (it would only take a small air conditioner and heater, I already have electricity and water!), but then I do love chickens, so for now it’s staying the coop.
      They are 16 weeks old, it shouldn’t be long before get our first eggs. So excited to start filling my pink egg cartons!
      So glad you took a tour of the coop! Soon as it cools off today, I will be out watering the zinnias.

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      1. Jessica

        Hi sweetheart. How sweet of you to say. You know what? We didn’t plant zinnias this year, but they came up around that pot we had them in last year. All pinks!

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      2. Debra Farmer Post author

        Wow that’s amazing that they were all pink! I had some that self sowed in the chicken run. They came up all colors.
        Hope you are doing well and think of you so often! Love from KS

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