Li'l Puff has changed drastically since I last posted about him. He's doubled in size, has gotten a comb and wattles. We now think he's a Houdan mix. He's got a strange V-comb, puffy head feathers, bare legs. He's become a cockerel, not just a cute little chick anymore. And he loves to fight with all the other cockerels, even though he loses the fights. He's got spunk! We have to keep him separated from the flock because he fights too much, and gets his butt kicked too much...
Li'l Puff fighting!
Serious fighting going on... We need to get rid of some of our roosters- we got chickens for the eggs, but somehow, the Amish farmer sold us all roosters...
Here's my man Leggy, the White Leghorn. Leggy rules the flock, he's bigger than all the other birds. So far he seems to be a good rooster. And he still loves to cuddle with me. I remember when he was just a baby chick... Now he's starting making rooster sounds, he even made a rough-sounding crow a few times when we were near him.
Here's one of the Guineas. We have 4 of them. They are so ugly, and not too friendly, although Randy got one of them to settle down in his arms this morning. They make strange noises, too. The other chickens try to imitate their sounds.
Here's the Momma Hen, Freckles. She's given us 3 eggs so far. Not a great track record, but maybe she'll get more consistant soon. Li'l Puff is in the picture here, too.
Egg #3 - 1.7 oz was laid on 17Dec 2009