Monday, July 23, 2007


These little guys are two days old, just five of the ten hatched from my own chickens' eggs. The two on the left are Turkens -- the bald neck is more visible on the darker chick; the other three are "just" mutts. It's fun seeing what hatches and then watching them grow up.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

New Banties

I received these four little birds from a nice person on Freecycle. I'm still trying to figure out what breeds (or mix of breeds) the gold and white hens are. The fluffy black and white birds are Silkies, of course.

Ready for her Close-Up

The Grass IS Greener on the Other Side

It's a sad day in Chickville. They've just realized that the grass really is greener on the other side.

Any guess as to what breed the centre chick is? I believe they're all about two months old. They are all bantams. The two outside chicks are blue Silkies.

And this last one is my single Brabanter chick. He/she is a cute little thing, with a black crest, spangled feathers and slate-blue legs.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Photo by my friend Laurel Wilks


Here's my new boy. Yes, he's a whippet. I know, I said I'd never get one....

He'll be two in November. He gets along great with the greyhounds and is a very sweet boy.
Photo by Laurel Wilks