Chickens

We have five different breeds of chickens living on our farm right now. These are two of them. Well, three, if you count the Australorp head behind the Sussex hens. In addition to the Barred Rocks and Sussex pictured, we also have Cream Legbars, Australorps, and our favorite New Hampshire Reds. Oh wait!  I found a passable photo of the Legbars.  They’re not too well socialized, living with the turkeys like they do; they were walking away from me.  🙂

Barred Plymouth Rock hen
Barred Plymouth Rock hen
Speckled Sussex hens, except for that black gal in the back - she's an Australorp.
Speckled Sussex hens, except for that black gal in the back – she’s an Australorp.
Cream Legbars.  We have a trio, one roo and two hens.
Cream Legbars. We have a trio, one roo and two hens.

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  1. Those Sussex hens sure are pretty!

    1. Those are our favorites of the new breeds, and probably the ones we’ll keep. They fleshed out nicely and if they lay well, too, they’ll be perfect. Also, our New Hampshires need some serious culling and rebuilding. 🙂 The legbars are a rare-breed gift from a shareholder.

  2. Those are pretty chickens! When Kirsten lived here in Florida she was the first person I knew who actually had chickens and I thought it was very cool. Our elderly neighbor, who always lived on a farm, but retired and moved into a neighborhood, finally couldn’t stand it anymore and he built a huge pen in his backyard and then went and got chickens. My youngest loved them and would sit and chat with them. He had to get rid of them because his insurance company was going to charge him more for keeping them. I guess when you live within city limits they are seen as a nuisance 🙁

    1. We had an insurance out here once and he took photos of my cows. “What on earth do those cows have to do with my homeowners insurance?!” I asked, really just too frustrated with the whole thing to take it anymore. He just shrugged and said the company wanted to know. At least cows could actually so some damage, I guess. But chickens? I think the less insurance companies know, the better!

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