Mr, Cupcake at Craters of the Moon

Mr, Cupcake at Craters of the Moon
Mr. Cupcake at Craters of the Moon

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chicken Chicken Chickens

I love chickens. When we were living in East Sooke, our landlords had chickens. Five hens and a rooster by the time we left, but it always changed. Sometimes the racoons got in, sometimes there were two roosters, chickens came and go.

If you have never had the pleasure of just hanging out with some happy chickens that aren't confined to a cage or the inside of a barn, you owe yourself a favour. There are so many breeds of chickens and some of them are quite beautiful. Not only that, they are quite personable and will love you if they think you have food. My mother in law is fond of chickens, and there are many paintings and sculptures around the house that feature chickens. I remember seeing a chicken calendar in the condo in Missoula. I can see why they hold such fascination!

I spent the weekend in Cowichan Bay with Toni and the Skipper. They have several different breeds and I never did get a full bird count but I think it is eight hens and three roosters. They all have names and personalities and were just a delight to watch in the back yard. I was finally able to take some photos and I'm just going to plaster them all below, unceremoniously. Note the gorgeous rust coloured feathers on the roosters. Here you go!


















4 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos! And thanks for following my blog back! I hope you can join your husband very soon! I can't wait to read about it here. And I'm very glad you are feeling better!

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  2. Thanks friend! I do think I'm on the mend, and I can't wait to *write* about being allowed to enter the US.

    Chickens!

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  3. Great pics, Stace! Always a pleasure to have someone around who appreciates all of our handsome birds and enjoys Chicken TV as much as we do. :) We have 10 birds altogether: 7 hens, 3 roos. Pictured above are Silver-Laced Wyandottes (black and white), Blue-Laced Red Wyandottes (rust and silver, as well as the handsome boys :) ), Australorps (iridescent black), and a Buff Orpington (big buff-coloured hen). I'm sure the flock look forward to sharing your food with you again soon!

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  4. What a happy lot they look like!

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