Thursday, March 24, 2011

An Age Old Question...

Reginald Roger DuCockis - the Buff Orpington rooster
Notice the characteristic beard and earmuffs on this Ameruacana hen...
A handsome fella...
Until the garden is planted, we're letting the chickens enjoy roaming. They return to the hen house at night.
Two Gold Laced Wyandottes
The two Wyandottes seem to range the farthest...
The cattle are enjoying the new green grass...
The white Ameruacana ponders . . .
Why does a chicken cross the road?
To be with her friends and to do a little exploring is evidently the answer.
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14 comments:

lines n shades said...

i remember when i was small...during visits to my dad's native... i used to go around chasing hens for fun...

love those memories :) thank you for bringing them back to me..

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Vicki -- Great photos of your country life. Beautiful chickens -- barbara

Martin H. said...

It always does my heart good, to see chickens roaming free and scratching about. These are handsome birds, indeed.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

we would so much to keep some hens but we are not shure whether we would manage to put them to bed EVERY evening... there are many greedy minks and foxes in this area. so we would probably constantly feed those predators... or everything had to be built of concrete which wouldn't fit to our timber house and county garden.

Joan said...

I love your chickens.. the rooster is gorgeous. When I became a widow I found myself with a vege garden and two chooks to deal with. It was a fulltime rask erecting make-do fences to keep the hens out of the garden. Geart memories.

Desiree said...

What a pompous name Reginald has! My goodness! How do the others feel about it? Thank you for finally answering the age old question of why chickens cross roads! It makes so much sense...I wonder why no one else managed to think of it?

These are delightful pictures...how fortunate you are to be living such a lovely, pastoral life :)

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

Hey Vicki........free range is a chickens idea of heaven! We just doubled our pen this week. We have 15 hens and we get an average of 13 eggs a day! I'm about to start selling eggs! HA!

Margaret said...

I grew up with chickens. Alwasy loved (the hens) clucking and pecking about. HATED cleaning the chicken coop - might be the nastiest job EVER. The rooster always chased me when I was little... funny how they know who to pick on. Lovely photos!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. fun to watch the frollicks of the yard....lovely markings on them....

Deanna said...

Lucky chickens!

You are so much greener than we are right now. I'm envious!

Tess Kincaid said...

Stunning shots, Vicki. I feel a terrible case of chicken envy coming on.

Kath said...

Reginald is one handsome dude!!! And the girls are gorgeous. Today was gray until I opened your blog.
Thank you,
Kath

Brenda said...

My goodness, who knew a rooster could be so handsome? Reginald is one dignified looking fellow, with a dignified name to match! Pretty hens too.

Kaye Barley said...

Who knew backyard chickens could be so gorgeous?! And thank you for finally answering that age old question!!