Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chickens are growing up!

Well, the chickens are growing up. Not much crafting has been going on lately because I've been spending most of my free time fixing up their coop and run. The run is done and the coop is 95% done, and just needs the roosts installed. The run needs a covering over it so hawks don't eat the chickens, but other than that it's pretty much finished. Here are the kids enjoying the sunshine in the run this morning. This is their first day in it.

I still don't know who is a rooster and who's a hen. The chicken below is my favorite, Alice, and I hope she's not Alex! Her wattles are looking roosterish. I think these buff colored birds ARE in fact Buff Orpingtons. They have pinkish-white legs and they are definitely NOT Reds.

Below: Alice's head close up.

Dorothy, who's curious and always likes to jump up to roost on me. I'm pretty sure she's a hen.

Hazel, who I think might be a New Hampshire Red (she's lighter than the other reds) and is reasonably friendly.

1 comment:

ellen said...

This is funny! I have chickens now after years of being "chickenless".
My brother-in-law built the pen and run...the chicks were taken care of by him until just a few weeks ago.
I started naming them, and the first one I named Alice. Alice is a Rhode Island Red...but guess what??? Alice is a rooster. I still call him Alice.