|Sprite the Head Hen|
Sprite has attitude! She is the head hen and makes sure all the others fall in line. She is best friends with Tutankhamun, our Red Star, they are inseparable.
Tuttie is very easy going. She is second in command just below Sprite. She will peck at the others but will also sit and eat next to a few also. She stated laying at 17 weeks which is common for Red Stars. It took her a while to get into the grove of laying, but now she is one of our best layers!
A Barred Plymouth Rock named Zelda. According to Murray McMurray Hatchery "The Barred Rock is one of the all time popular favorites in this country. Developed in New England in the early 1800's by crossing Dominiques and Black Javas, it has spread to every part of the U.S. and is an ideal American chicken. Prolific layers of brown eggs, the hens are not discouraged by cold weather."
Zelda is full of personality. When she sees me coming she starts yelling! She wants attention and will push her way to the front to get it bocking the whole time. She is great consistent layer.
|Coffee and Arduino 'The Twins'|
These girls are next in line. I can hardly yell them apart. One of them ( I think it's Coffee) likes to jump up and nap on my lap. They are sweet but can get a little nastily if the other flockers test them.
|Bamboo our Easter Egger|
Bamboo is sweet. She wants to be at the top of pecking order but she just can't seem to get there. When she was younger she was mean, pecking at everyone but she has softened in her young age.
Thea is a rare Blue variety, but she turned out to black. I have to say she a super sweetie. A gentle giant.
Am I allowed to have favorites? Well I do and its Sky. Sky will run to me, hop on my lap, and immediately take a nap. She has all the characteristics that Buff Orpingtons are famous for and she is a beautiful gray color. She is my heart and I love her to death!