Thursday, April 26, 2012

The "Indoor" Flock

Blue-Laced Red Wyandottes
To be honest, I really don't know exactly how many chicken we actually have here on the farm.  I know there's about 50 in our free-ranging laying flock which is housed in two chicken houses outside.  Then we have our birds housed in the barn.
Young birds
There is a lot of wasted space in the barn but we do have four nice poultry runs housing some of the birds I have separated to keep their eggs pure for hatching purposes.  Also, one run has some juvenile birds that are growing out.
Bearded Silkies  

The adult birds include bearded silkies, blue-laced red Wyandottes and Belgian bearded D'uccles.  I am currently collecting eggs from all the adult pens to do one last hatch for the season.
Bearded Belgian D'Uccles

1 comment:

  1. I used to have lots and lots of chickens, different breeds. I loved Polish and other crested breeds, kept all the colors separated. A raccoon helped me downsize. I now just have a few chickens.