Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Additions to the Flock

Here at the Halpern Homestead we pride ourselves on having a very diverse flock. We try to have just one or two of a certain type of chicken, except the Delawares which just kinda happened. So, we have a great variety of types and colors of chickens here. Although we can and will hatch our own chicks, today we got a few different types of chicken that we don't already have in order to preserve or diversity.

This lil fella is "Bob", Bob is a White Crested Black Polish

This is "Louisa". She is a Rhode Island Red, a replacement for one lost to a coyote or a hawk this past summer posted here.

This is a "Rufus". Rufus is a Black Cochin, we have a blue cochin now named Fancy the $204 Chicken, who is just the best!

This is Denise, she is a replacement for a hen that also passed away this summer to an unknown cause.

This is Myrtle, another replacement to a hen lost this past summer to a dog.

This lil fella is "Allie". A white silkie whom we hope will befriend Mere the Mighty, our black silkie.

Baby chicks are my favorite. Such an exciting little creature that can bring happiness to anyone. 

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Mr. H. said...

They are adorable and I can't wait to see how they look when they are older.

ginger said...

They are so different looking! Thanks for posting your pictures!

chook said...

i love how the chicks are showing their breed at such a young age.

Anonymous said...

Hunter and I love looking at the different baby chicks! Patty

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Haaaa! You got a White Crested Black Polish! My Dottie has caused me more grief AND given me more joy than you can possibly imagine! :-)
She's currently on her 6+month egg-laying sabbatical, but when she gets off that, I'll be delighting in her small, absolutely perfect white eggs again. lol

Mike said...

Mr H- thanks! I love baby chicks! They are so much fun!

Ginger- Thanks for the comment! I tried to follow your profile to your page, but it doesn't look like you have one. We appreciate your visit though. Thanks!

Chook- It is pretty amazing.

Patty-Thanks for the visit. Im glad you guys enjoyed the photos

Farmgirl- I remember reading about Dottie and her antics. I carefully thought of this while holding the little cutie in my hand. It was a tough choice! I think your dottie is cool, I hope mine in crazy too