Raising chickens


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Rhody's perhaps ?

Rhody...
Yep, they look like a Rhody-Sussex cross..
Our hens were out free ranging, having a great ol' time, kicking up leaves
looking for grubs. A notagoshawk swooped down an ate one of our Rhody's.
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Yep, they look like a Rhody-Sussex cross..
Our hens were out free ranging, having a great ol' time, kicking up leaves
looking for grubs. A notagoshawk swooped down an ate one of our Rhody's.
I haven't gotten around to making a predator proof cage outside the coop yet so they haven't experienced the outdoors. This afternoon when I was tending then, I opened the coop door and watched them come to the doors edge an look out but were afraid to come out. However George Roger came, took a look out, put her head over the door jam and got ready to jump out. I said, "Hey". She's smart and changed her mind. Good Chicken.

BTW I covered the floor with wheat straw a few days ago to give them some scratch.
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Quote Quote by Ouabache View Post
Yep, they look like a Rhody-Sussex cross..
Our hens were out free ranging, having a great ol' time, kicking up leaves
looking for grubs. A notagoshawk swooped down an ate one of our Rhody's.
Nooooo!

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I haven't gotten around to making a predator proof cage outside the coop yet so they haven't experienced the outdoors. This afternoon when I was tending then, I opened the coop door and watched them come to the doors edge an look out but were afraid to come out. However George Roger came, took a look out, put her head over the door jam and got ready to jump out. I said, "Hey". She's smart and changed her mind. Good Chicken.

BTW I covered the floor with wheat straw a few days ago to give them some scratch.
George is another of my favorite animal names! Protect my baby! Make sure they don't go out in the open where notagoshawks can get them.
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Protect my baby! Make sure they don't go out in the open where notagoshawks can get them.
When I get their outside pen completed, it'll be covered just for that reason. Roger will be in good hands.
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Here's Roger this afternoon.



And with her friends.



Now she's showing off.

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Nice looking brood, Don ! Did all of them survive their chickhood?
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<Gasp> He's beeutiful!!!! I have the fist male egg laying chicken.
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Nice looking brood, Don ! Did all of them survive their chickhood?
Thanks. Yep. Six out of six.
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<Gasp> He's beeutiful!!!! I have the fist male egg laying chicken.
You sure you want to eat those eggs now?
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Don,

I ran into this and thought I would post it, kittens make good baby chick guards...



Rhody...
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Don,

I ran into this and thought I would post it, kittens make good baby chick guards...



Rhody...
Awww, but don't let BobG see it, we all know what happened when his chick met the cat...
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Roger is starting to act like a rooster. When I open the door to the coop, she throws up a wing and wants to attack my foot. Hope she/he can still lay eggs.
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Any spurs visible yet?

Even if you got lucky and have 6 hens, there is always one dominant hen that decides to pretend to be a rooster.
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Any spurs visible yet?

Even if you got lucky and have 6 hens, there is always one dominant hen that decides to pretend to be a rooster.
Well that explains it. Roger must be the dominant one. No spurs that I can see.
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Well that explains it. Roger must be the dominant one. No spurs that I can see.
I've been building an 8' X 8' cage attached to the chicken coop where they can get outside when they want to sun. I've been letting them out while I'm working on the cage and it's clear that Roger is the dominating hen. Whatever she does or wherever she goes the others follow. Today she decided to peck around on my shoes and all the others wanted a piece of the action.

Perfect choice Evo. Everyone loves her.
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I've been building an 8' X 8' cage attached to the chicken coop where they can get outside when they want to sun. I've been letting them out while I'm working on the cage and it's clear that Roger is the dominating hen. Whatever she does or wherever she goes the others follow. Today she decided to peck around on my shoes and all the others wanted a piece of the action.

Perfect choice Evo. Everyone loves her.
Don't give her a banning gun!!!
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Don't give her a banning gun!!!
Only you can do that.


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