Saturday, April 30, 2005

More chicken news...

The most memorable thing that has happened in the chickens' lives lately is that Trustin finished the coop and they were finally moved in. He worked very hard and, though he had some help (Thank you, John! Thank you, Michael!), he did do most of the work himself. I am very proud of him.

Here's what it looks like:

Inside, I caught the Araucana taking a dustbath:

She really seemed to be into it:

Then I learned that dustbathing is contagious:

If we're not careful, we'll have a dustbathing epidemic on our hands.

For now, the majority of them just hang out most of the time.

Even the posh-looking Polishes seem to approve of their new abode.

Speaking of which, here is a close-up of the ridiculous sophisticated Silver Polish topknot:

And one of the Golden Polish, taken from the side, proving that they do indeed have eyes:

Overall, the chickens seem to enjoy being outdoors in the sun and shade quite a bit. You can find them lounging in sleepy states throughout the day.

Like this:

And this:

I swear it looks like they're smiling.

They don't always rest for the same amount of time, so a few seconds after the above picture was taken, the Rhode Island Red got up to go peck at something and left the rooster to nap alone.

Sometimes he sleeps in unusual positions. Here, he looks dead.

So that he won't be lonely, his mate, the only other Yellow Campine, who we call "Chickadee", has been known to keep him company.

Here she even adopted his same position.

You know what they say about imitation and flattery. I'd say the rooster has at least one sincere fan.


Blogger Cat said...

Great job on the coop! Wow -- They are really growing fast! :)

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirty rooster!! hehehehe H_
Has the coop been approved by council?

12:24 AM  

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