Old  August 7th, 2008, 9:51pm     #1501
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20 pictures ...

In front ... Millie, BraackyGirl, Tillie. Millie and Tillie lay blue eggs.





To keep hawks out of an open yard, fill yard with obstacles...





Russell ...





Sara, Jake, Ziggy. 11 weeks old. They grow up so fast, sigh.





Mynxie, Sara's biological mother. Sara gets her blue feet and blue beak and fluffy top hat with gray spot on it from Mynxie. Sara also has gold feathers on her breast.


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  Old  August 7th, 2008, 9:56pm     #1502
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Russell ...





Mynxie, eating grass ...












At top ... Jake, Ziggy fluffy butt.
Below on right ... Sara.






There's no way to position my rocker without them sitting on it and eventually ...


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  Old  August 7th, 2008, 9:58pm     #1503
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Jake, Ziggy and Sara around rocker.























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  Old  August 7th, 2008, 10:00pm     #1504
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Jake ...














Ziggy ...


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  Old  August 9th, 2008, 11:02pm     #1505
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PIT BULL, CAT & CHICKS ...

+ YouTube Video
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcU1OsDMWBQ




TWO MONTHS LATER ...

+ YouTube Video
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB14-uwYXfA&NR=1




ONE YEAR LATER ...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjGafW-EX6w

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  Old  August 11th, 2008, 6:47pm     #1506
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Someone made a funny sound yesterday morning.

When I first heard it I didn't recognize it.
Then I heard it again and looked out the window.

All the chickens were standing still with their necks stretched out, looking toward the back of the yard.

Then I saw Jake walk out from behind the shed/coop.
Next thing he knew, this funny sound came out of him and he flapped his wings 3 or 4 times.

It happened 3 more times and each time he looked around as though he was thinking, "what the heck was that?"

He didn't "crow" today.

I'm trying to find a flock for him.

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  Old  August 11th, 2008, 6:56pm     #1507
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That made me laugh! I remember when you recorded some of Russel's first crows and shared them with us. Hope you find a good home for Jake soon.
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  Old  August 11th, 2008, 9:17pm     #1508
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I love this thread and though I haven't posted I've been reading it and enjoying the pictures. I hope you find a home for Ziggy he is a gorgeous rooster.
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  Old  August 12th, 2008, 3:03pm     #1509
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  Old  August 13th, 2008, 8:05am     #1510
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Photos are off because it was evening and not enough light.



Ziggy - Jake






Looks like they're sparring, but they're just looking for something to eat.





Sara on the right.
She's starting to hand out with the big girls, now and then.






The two brothers are also friends.







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Lap chicken ... LisaLisa




LisaLisa just finished being broody.
It was like a switch turned off.
One day you couldn't go near her without getting growled at and having her attempt to draw blood (not that she can, but she believed) to the next day where she came up to me and begged to be picked up.

I did, and put her on my shoulder as I had things to do.

But that was not what she wanted.

She jumped off and ran away and then came running back at full speed so I would pick her up again.

This time I tucked her under my arm and cuddled her.

She was pleased and began purring and looking out over her "lower" coop mates ...

"I'm special. I know it and now you know it."

She's a trip.

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  Old  August 14th, 2008, 11:10am     #1512
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I just received my material and the calendar. It's gorgeous. Each month has a different picture of chickens, peacocks, parrots, etc.

Thanks for the link! I also ordered some materials. I have been listening to you adore your chickens for a long time and last year we got some as a 4H project for my DD. We love them (I was very aprehensive having been attacked by a rooster as a child, lol), They are so sweet, even Bert, our rooster. I am still shocked at how much they interact with the family and love to be held.

Anyway, thanks again for the link,
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That's very nice to hear, Brandi.

~~~~~~~

I stopped in here to say I visited a fellow out east today who agreed to take any roosters off my hands. I was apprehensive about how he kept them ... would they be caged all the time? How does he keep them from killing each other?

Well, he's got 1/2 acre and the back section has many sheds/coops. He's got chain link fencing around some of the coops and he's separated the chickens into each one. Some hens and some roos are in each. Each fenced in area has a dominant roo who keeps order.

The place is immaculate. He rakes the runs every day and cleans the coops every week. He changes the water every day, keeps the feed clean and basically makes my place look like a dump by comparison.

I still have Jake and Ziggy. Jake only crowed Sunday and yesterday afternoon. Ziggy hasn't started yet. When they get loud, I'll bring them over to this fellow's place.

He says he is sometimes asked for a rooster and he will provide the right one. I told him Jake is already showing signs of being a gallant roo and if he gets the chance, to give him his own flock with someone.

He's also got the prettiest collection of parakeets, cockatiels and the rarest types of pigeons I've ever seen. All kept so clean and well fed and all very healthy. The place was an avian paradise.

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  Old  August 15th, 2008, 1:51am     #1514
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Lap chicken ... LisaLisa




LisaLisa just finished being broody.
It was like a switch turned off.
One day you couldn't go near her without getting growled at and having her attempt to draw blood (not that she can, but she believed) to the next day where she came up to me and begged to be picked up.

I did, and put her on my shoulder as I had things to do.

But that was not what she wanted.

She jumped off and ran away and then came running back at full speed so I would pick her up again.

This time I tucked her under my arm and cuddled her.

She was pleased and began purring and looking out over her "lower" coop mates ...

"I'm special. I know it and now you know it."

She's a trip.
I didn't know chickens purred.

Bless your heart! You don't realize you are batsh!t crazy do you?!
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I didn't know chickens purred.
Yes indeedy ... hens purr and roosters purr.

Hens purr when they are content and it sounds like a quiet gargle.


Russell purrs (a bit louder than the hens' purr) when he's trying to calm the girls ...

Sometimes there's an awful lot of chatter and commotion and disgruntled feelings, so Russell will go into the coop and jump into the Shavings Bag or sit in the corner of the coop and purr, loudly and rhythmically, for a half hour. It calms the hens down.

As a matter of fact, when I hear him doing this via the baby monitor, I feel like taking a nap. It's very relaxing.

(Other times, he's not so relaxing.)

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