Chicken update…we got names.

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Guess our chickens are French. My daughter decided to give them all French names but what she didn’t realize is that her father had already named a couple of the chicks before her.

So here they are along with their personalities.

 

Bouffi (Puffy)

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– Seems to be the ringleader of them all. Even when she was a tiny chick, she was bossy. I don’t think she has ever gotten along with “the mess” because these two seem to be always going at it. The mess is smaller and quicker, so she has always grabbed that worm out of Puffy’s beak before Puffy had a chance to gobble that poor little worm down.

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Donne (The mess)

DSC_6115.JPG She got this name because since she was a tiny chick she always had a long strand of something sticking out of her beak. Once it was lettuce and I was afraid she was going to choke. I walked in the house and told my husband that we needed to chop up the lettuce for those chicks because it is sticking out of their beaks. He walked out there and sure enough, the mess had another piece stuck in her beak again. It’s either that or grass…maybe she likes it.

 

Bordeaux

DSC_6128.JPG  One of the twins, at least that is how I always saw her. She is always around the other twin, always staying close. I think they give each other comfort. It is kind of sweet how they both look out for each other. It is hard to tell them apart, maybe they are clone chicks…how cool would that be.

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Dior

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the other twin, read above, because basically it’s the same story. They have to be clones, there is no other explanation for this weirdness. They are like the same chicken.

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Clemente

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This is Donne’s sister and they too seem to stay close to one another. There are only two ginger chickens against those other three blondes. Although I do catch them now and then hanging all out together, especially at night when it gets cold. Clemente might just turn out to be my favorite chicken in the end. She is mostly very calm, doesn’t bother anyone, and seems to be very polite with staying out of the way when the food is delivered. In other words, she is non-confrontational…we need some of that in this hen house.

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Now that we finally have names for these chickens, my husband came home with more chicks, just three and so tiny.

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They are black and white and friendly. They don’t run when we approach and they also have funny little personalities. “That is it,” I told my husband, “no more chickens”. I have already fallen in love with these little black and white balls of fuzziness. Oh and the flies, they also came in but I am definitely not falling in love with flies. Remember these are the good flies that take out the bad flies and keep everything in your chicken coop and garden nice…we will see, until then our Chicken adventure continues.

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The good- they are acting a little bit friendlier, must be the new chicks being around. Might be afraid they are losing some of their charm with those new and adorable little black and white babies.

The bad- Not sure they like their new home

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We finally cleaned up a space for them but once we moved them, they all climbed back in their house peeking out through the little window giving us weird stares.

It is like visiting a zoo now with a chicken exhibit.

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Turning to my husband I came up with an idea

“Hey, let’s paint it really pretty, with my flowers and-”

“ No we are not putting any paint where they will start eating paint chips” he said, cutting me off. He knew where I was going. I wish I could paint the whole world with my whimsical little flower designs.

I guess I didn’t think about paint chips. Forgot that chickens will eat anything, so their home will stay the color it is. I hope they haven’t developed Agoraphobia; eventually they will have to come out of that house.

The ugly- those baby flies…they are pretty gruesome.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Awwww they have gotten so big. It seems like it was just yesterday that you got them. They will start to like their new space, and if not just nicely tell them to stop being ungrateful. Ask them if they know what “fryers” are, and tell them its another name for ungrateful chickens hehehe. They will straighten up :):)

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    1. My husband already had that conversation with them, they are just spoiled. They got out this morning and ate up all the tomatoes that my son and husband have planted in the compost corner where these chicks used to hang out. They were so happy to be back in their old home. My husband was very disappointed of course because he wants fresh tomatoes from our own garden, not from the store. He says they all taste like fish in the store. We will have to start over again.

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      1. If he already talked to them, then I agree they are just spoiled hehehe. Oh my goodness, they will eat everything but they do make great fertilizer. If you could figure a way to chicken wire the veggies but let them still be able to roam around them, they will keep all the bugs, and weeds away PLUS fertilize your veggies :):)

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    1. Thank you, just remember don’t name anything you will be eating later. These are laying hens. I get sooooo attached to other living things.

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      1. I so the same. We had a pig and my husband told me if you name ot you wont want to process it.

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      2. I do the same i meant. Love annimals and all living things.

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      3. My husband told me this before. One rooster wouldn’t let the other one eat we had to separate them. I named the protective Rooster Brave! I may give the other one to someone i dont really need two.

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    1. WOW…thanks again, so sweet. I will get to this later. I am on my way out the door. I am also a big Game of thrones fan and I loved C.S. Lewis as a kid. I would have loved to have visited Narnia. Anyway I will get onto that later. Thanks again for nominating me…it put a smile on my face for today.

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  2. boredsensei says:

    where did he get those chicks????? lol, you have to paint them with something edible lol, I did a painting made of food coloring and used edible materials before. Surprise him lol.

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    1. We have the cutest little feed store a couple miles away from our house. I will be posting some photos from it at the end of the month. They have a huge variety of the cutest little chicks. That is funny about covering them with something edible, but I think everyone has become too attached and I made a huge mistake of giving those chickens personalities…oh well.

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      1. boredsensei says:

        ohhh, I see, he must really love chickens lol

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      2. Yeah, he does. He says he wants to raise meat chickens, but we will see, he falls for their personalities and we all get super attached.

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  3. wow, they are adorable. And you are taking good care of them….

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    1. Oh my gosh, they are so cute. We have some little black and white baby chicks right now and my daughter is crazy for these new chicks. She is a fanatic when it comes to all black and white animals. She loves penguins and the post I have coming up next week has a photo where one of our chicks looks like a baby penguin, it is so sweet.

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      1. Wow that is amazing…looking forward to your upcoming post..

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