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Monday, July 19, 2010

Room with a view...

Chickens are interesting animals.
The term 'pecking order' certainly comes from the delicate hierarchy of the chicken world.
When introducing new chicks into the flock, care must be taken to do it slowly.
These chicks were brought home as 3 week old balls of fluff and are now what you might think of as teenagers...
They spent some time in the brooder under a heat lamp and when they were old enough, they were sent out into the big world...
They've now found their place in the flock but keep in their own little gang.
They use to roost in the far corner of the hen house but have since decided they prefer a room with a view...
...and so they settle in for the night...
All is well in hen land.

5 comments:

beth said...

what great photos....
my sister now has 5 "teenage" chickens and they are so funny....

Brenda Stratton said...

Kerry...are these your chickens? I have come to realize over the last little while that I would like to come live with you! xxxb

Cobalt Violet said...

Beautiful photos! I love that one with the sillouette of the chickens ... and with the chicken wire with the three .. and ...

My sister keeps saying she's going to get chickens. Are they a lot of work? I want the eggs!

Of course! Take the quote! I took it off a quote website so ... ;)

Regina said...

I have 5 teenagers looking at me from my desktop background.

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for the info! Yep that was me being silly a couple of years ago! 3 ... wow time flies.