April 4, 2011

C is for Chickens!

I suppose it's no surprise I'm writing about chickens for the letter C since this is my chicken blog, after all.

No lengthy post today, just random shots of my chickens.  If you're thinking about keeping chickens in your backyard, do some homework before buying the bib overalls and announcing yourself as a chicken farmer.  My article, Straight Poop on Keeping Backyard Chickens, can get you started.

Last Year's Production Red Pullets

Starting to Feather Nicely
All Grown Up, and Catching Some Sun
Of the six 'pullets', two ended up roosters
This is Herman
The old gals playing in their sandbox




I'm taking the A-Z Blogging Challenge, where I will post something from each letter of the alphabet on the corresponding day in April, except for Sunday, on at least one if not all four of my blogs. You can see my other blogs in the sidebar - More of Marie Anne.

9 comments:

Theresa Wiza said...

Love the photos. I had no idea you were using all of your blogs to post in the challenge. I'm impressed. Way to go!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Do you know Gail at Familiar Spirit? She posts photos of her chickens all the time.

Theresa Leschmann said...

Love the photos, Anne Marie.
Popping in by way of the A-Z Challenge. I’m blogging at:
http://tlmoviemuse.blogspot.com/2010/10/fresh-start.html
http://southernillinoistourism.blogspot.com/
http://fruittree101.blogspot.com/
http://babysteps4fitterme.blogspot.com/
http://foodpreservationtips.blogspot.com/

Bethy B said...

Squee! Those baby chickens are so cute! ^.^

Jennifer Amlie said...

Great pics! I love chickens, but I don't have the space or patience for them.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

C is for cluck-cluck-cluck!

Linda Ann

I stopped by via the A to Z Challenge for April, and I invite you to visit my blogs at:

NICKERS AND INK – poetry, humor, inspiration and more

PRACTICALLY AT HOME – inspiration, humor and how-tos for family, home and garden, and more

THE MANE POINT – a haven for horse lovers

MEME EXPRESS – daily blogging prompts for the A to Z Challenge and more

Stephanie V said...

My brother had a lovely Leghorn chicken he 'rescued' from a hatchery. He called her Whitehall - for no reason that I ever knew. That was many years ago. Now our city has decided that we can keep chickens in the back yard. So many rules - no mad rush.

ladydragonfly said...

Love the chickens. We always had them when I was growing up. Been thinking about getting some. I think in Asheville that I am allowed five. Will have to see. :)

Marilisa Sachteleben said...

a very handsome family of chickens, Marie-Anne!