Is whitey still around?
Maybe those little chicken feet are stuck/frozen to the thin layer of ice??
Mine like to stand in their water to drink it too....
Adorable! Reminds me of how my cat stands with her front two feet on her plate while she eats.P.S. What kind of chickens do you have?
Farmgirl Susan - I'm not sure of the method for responding to those fabulous links you sent me of your wet-weather creeks, but I thank you. The photo of all those sheep watching the glassy creek surface reminded me of classic pastoral paintings from a much earlier time. Thanks again!
Love those chickens. Right now some of us are fighting city hall so that we too can have urban chickens. I want to know where my eggs are coming from - and besides they're so darn cute!
One of the many things I love about chickens....once one finds something interesting or "new", all the others have to come check it out. Love it!
Oh how I love your chickens!! They are beautiful! I'd love a few chickens. (It's hard to be an urban girl when your heart is really on the farm!!) Thanks for sharing yours with us.
Hi Everybody,Thanks for the fun comments! My apologies for taking so long to reply to your questions.Hi Ruth,Yes! Eleven year old Whitey is still with us. She's as small and feisty as ever, still rules the roost, and has plans to become the World's Oldest Living Chicken, which, last I checked, was 14. She's getting close!For those of you who don't know her (she hasn't made many blog appearances lately), you can get to know Whitey the Chicken here.Hi Haley,We refer to our chickens as Missouri Mixed Breed. Since I've only ordered chicks from a hatchery once back in 2001, I don't know much about chicken breeds. At that time, we got Buff Orphingtons, some thrifty white chickens Joe wanted called something like 365 layers, and another brown breed whose name I'm blanking on right now - but the last of them (two of Joe's birds of course, LOL) died a couple of years ago.We bought Whitey - along with a few other chickens who are now at that great henhouse in the sky - from the feed/general/only store in town on a whim. They weren't officially for sale, he just had some extra young hens walking around so he rounded them up and sold them to us.Anyway, the other 16 chickens we currently have (14 hens and 2 roosters) are all related to the 7 chicks that Whitey hatched out during her one go at motherhood back in 2007. Those eggs came from this friend's farm and were simply a variety she gathered up from her mixed breed hens and brought to Whitey.Since then, several of Whitey's chicks (and their chicks) have hatched out eggs of their own. It's been fun seeing all the different colors and shapes of chickens we end up with. The roosters have all been beautiful, and I LOVE the hens who lay green eggs. : )Hi Charade,I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos of our wet weather creek!Hi Roberta,I hope you win the fight for chickens with city hall. It's been great watching the popularity of urban and backyard chickens soar over the past several years. It's wonderful to know where your eggs come from - and there's nothing better than farm fresh eggs for breakfast! :)
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