Tuesday, July 24, 2012

::New Feathers and Cool Breezes ::

I showed you pictures the other day of my chickens and their bare backs. 
Their feathers are starting to grow back now. I tried to get pictures and close ups of most of them; they are all at different stages. 
 Jaynes feathers are starting to *feather*.   I don't know the official jargon. 


 Ethels  feathers are just poking through (this is actually a few days ago and they are in quite more prominently now)

That is just in a day or so... 

... doesn't it look painful? 

Gracie Chicken

 Her's are just in the beginning stages and they are lighter in color than Ethel's. I'm not sure what that means because they are the same type of chicken. All I can figure is their coloring, Ethel is more of a black barred rock with white stripes; and Gracie is more of a White barred rock with black stripes. That is how I tell them apart too. 

Here is a picture of a partial flock. Can you tell which ones are The Nuggets? 

 This is Lucy and a Nugget. 
 Lucy as been pushed out of the Friendly Flock... (irony, I know) they aren't so friendly to you if you are the same size as The Nuggets. 
Just doesn't seem fair. 
But, they are getting big enough to 'put up' now, I'm thinking. 
 I took this picture of George the other day. It was quite warm and he stood like this for quite some time. Frozen like a statue, with his chest out and his wings slightly open. He was cooling himself. 

I tried it. 
When the breeze comes across the back pasture at just the right speed and your standing in the shade. 
It works! 

Hope you're staying cool where you are! 

The grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23 


Jocelyn said...

My chickens love to "air out their armpits", as we call it. Most of them stand around all day like that.

Congrats on re-feathering. It looks itchy. My girls are still naked as a jaybird. I can't wait until they aren't anymore. They've been getting sunburn.

Old Fashioned Gal said...

That is so cool! It does look painful! I guess it's not? lol :)

The Boston Lady said...

"put up"? Is that what I think it is? The re-feathering does look painful, that was the first thing to pop in my head, but it probably isn't - I don't know. I loved George's stance to cool off. He's one cool dude. Ann

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh now was this from the rooster or the other hens?

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Looking good...but does look painful.

Anonymous said...

Your little girls are lookin' so fine! Sorry I haven't stopped by in a while...still sewing..ya know...a habit for sure...but a good one...lol....your blog is so interesting Pat...I learn something each time I visit...thank you!
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Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love chickens. We had them growing up and sure enjoyed them. They really are sweet. Except our rooster, Rocky, who was a grump. :) Yours are beautiful and I love George!

Have a great day.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It does look like it hurts, at the very least I bet it itches!! I guess i have never given any thought to how feathers grew, thank you for the education...Now, I think I shall go stand on one leg and cool off!!


gail@My Repurposed Life said...

the new feathers look funny. :) but cool!

george is quite handsome, but he already knows that!


Unknown said...

George knows what he's doing! Looks like one smart rooster. :)

Chicken Wrangler said...

I have hens that are black barred with white, and they are Cuckoo Maran chickens and lay dark brown eggs. I did not know Barred Rocks came in 2 different tones. Do they both have white legs, or yellow?

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Sorry Pat, but forgot to mention that I am blogging at a new http and title now...Sun Valley Homestead.

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