|Meringue and Nestle|
|Everytime I tried to take a picture of the 3 chicks, Narnia would run up to me and be excluded. So I finally just held her.|
|Millie, our Mille Fleur Bantam Cochin, is the prettiest little thing, but it seems like she's always broody and sits in the nesting box a lot. The other two bantams are Silkies and they also go broody a lot. Cute, but poor egg layers.|
|Aslan, our Partridge-colored Cochin rooster, is still magnificent. He's very good with the little ones, but the crowing commences at 4:30 am.|
|Chicks at the water with the rest of the flock. Buffy, our original Buff Orpington is on the right beside Chad, the Light Brahma. The fluffy white thing on the left is Beaker, our white Silkie.|
It seems that many of my Facebook friends think of me as the chicken guru now. I've actually been tagged by people I don't know. I am by no means an expert on chickens, but I have learned a lot in the past three years. My best resource continues to be Backyard Chickens.
What started out as dream of three hens now has blossomed into a flock with 16 hens and one rooster with 13 different breeds represented. I love the looks of the various breeds and their eggs (which is mainly why I have so many now), but it has the added benefit of being to tell the chickens apart easily and name them. Pets first, egg providers second, garden compost third, dinner never.