The Girls

The Girls

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Head Shots

The chickens are HOTT!  I feel like I need to spend time with them outside in the 106 degree weather because they have to stay out there all day long.  Poor baby chickens.  So today, they all got head shots.

No offense, but Dottie really looks like a black chick
Ginger, the poser

Scramble, the lover

LittleFoot, the fighter

MissBunny, the hater

Monday, June 25, 2012


Cows and Dogs and Humans OH MY!!  The cows are back and the chickens are scared.  It is hard for me to describe the sound without a video, but they usually make softer "baulk, baulk, baulk" noises. The cows came to eat behind the coop and I heard "BAULK, BAULK, BA-CAAAAAAUULK!!"   The girls have never seen a cow, much less an animal that large.  The neighbor's dog came over the other day and scared the chicken poop out of them, but that is about as exciting as it gets around here.   


Ginger yelling

Cow trying to break the fence

Baby Moo

Linsey feeding the bull

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The fam...

I don't have much for you this week.  There's nothing new at the Williams Chicken Farm, except maybe a little more chicken poop and it is starting to stink.  It was fine when the weather was a little cooler outside, but when it's above 85 degrees... SHEW!  It's okay, we still love our baby chickens.


Friday, June 1, 2012


I swear, you give them shelter, food, love and care and what do they do?  Ignore you, won't let you love on them or answer when you call their name.  Typical, ungrateful teenagers... THAT'S what these chickens have become.  Before their teenage years, they would jump up on my arms and just hang out, but now I have to chase them around and squeeze their wings down tight so they won't fly away when I try and hold them.  I feel rejected.  All they want from me is food.  Well I want some EGGS!! 
The girls, ungrateful they may be, are still very pretty chickens and are starting to put on the lbs.  They are 14 weeks old so we are officially on the count down for eggs. 

According to, the world's most reliable source for chicken raising information, these babies could start laying eggs anywhere from 18 weeks to 23 weeks.  I hope they all actually lay eggs.  Based on what I've read, they should, but these ungrateful teenagers may end up showing me who is boss.  I am pretty sure our little barred rock, (black and white chicken) will start laying first.  She seems to be the most mature.  Her little wattle is really coming in, she poses a lot and seems to realize her beauty.  Surely such a vain bird would want to show off her egg laying skills.  What I don't know is how I am supposed to figure out who laid what.  Some people say you have to catch them in the act.  Well, that's embarrassing isn't it?  It's like walking in on someone pooping!  Well see how it goes, I'm sure there will be some sort of egg laying conspiracy going on around here.