Friday, July 5, 2013

Feathered Friend Friday: Little Girls All Grown Up

Last weekend we integrated our five new pullets in with the main flock and it has gone really smoothly (thank goodness). So far, the new girls are staying to themselves away from the other chickens and trying to keep a low profile. Smart girls! Our run is huge, so there is plenty of room for them to get away from the hens and roosters if need be.

I spent some time with them yesterday to make sure all was still going well, and I began to reminisce about how much they have grown since early April when I brought them home. It's still hard to believe that in just a few short months, this...

Penelope, aka Penny

Turned into this...


Their fuzzy fluff is long gone and has made way for such soft, beautiful feathers! They are starting to get a little spunky lately with their new found freedom and room to roam, so they don't like me to hold them and keep them from exploring. I oblige and just end up watching them have fun in their new environment.

Summer

Cheddie

Goldie

Pearl

They probably have several months to go before they start laying eggs, but I am excited for more gorgeous colors in my egg basket. Summer will lay dark, terra cotta colored eggs that I can't wait to see! But for now, I'm just enjoying watching my girls turn into little ladies. The eggs will come soon enough.

~Tammy

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45 comments:

  1. Oh they grow up so fast:) I can't wait to see those coloured eggs either. B

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  2. gorgeous young ladies! glad they're meshing well!

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  3. What lovelies they are growing in to!

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  4. Beautiful girls! Love Cheddie! x

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  5. They are growing into gorgeous young ladies. That Cheddie is so pretty!

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  6. They did grow so fast, and they went from being cute to being beautiful!

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  7. They are just beautiful!! Love their names too. :)

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  8. I love your girls....they are so pretty...:))))

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  9. Their are like children, they grow up so fast. Your girls are still pretty. Love them all. Have a happy weekend, Tammy!

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  10. It is amazing how fast they grow, great photos!

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  11. They have turned into lovely young ladies in no time! It will be interesting to see their colored eggs.

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  12. They look great Tammy. Isn't it amazing how fast they grow.

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  13. Wonderful photos, Tammy. The little girls look great. You buy chickens for the color of them eggs, like I do. :-)
    ~ Kathi

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous phots, Tammy! I'm dreading the day I integrate my four babes into the flock... I'm so glad your integration is going well!

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  15. I love the names you chose for each one :) especially Summer and Cheddie :)

    SO cute!

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  16. They are a sweet bunch of 'girls', Tammy! They look so pretty and healthy, too! xoxo

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  17. Great photos! I agree, they do grow up fast! And how neat for terra cotta colored eggs! I can't wait to see them. :)

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  18. Oh, your girls are all grown up! What beautiful birds. I love it when you share photos of your chickens.

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  19. Oh, aren't they adorable! So lovely.

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  20. Gosh! It is hard to believe they grow so fast. They are such pretty girls with lovely names. Best wishes, Tammy

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  21. They grow up so fast, don't they. I say that all the time about my kids, too!

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  22. Beautiful pictures! What a fast, amazing and beautiful transformation! :)

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  23. It's amazing how fast they grow. Like weeds!! Penny is my favorite :)

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  24. Chickens do grow very quickly!! Love the different breeds that you have!! Will this make for colorful Easter eggs for you? Summer has pretty markings. At this age - do you know for sure that none are roosters?

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  25. I miss having chicks, but am enjoying the beauty of some of the hens. Yours are doing so well. :)

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  26. OK, well this is just precious :)

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  27. Oh they are so Lovely beautiful Ladies.

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  28. You have the best looking chickens around!

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  29. I love chickens. So sweet, thanks for sharing. :-)

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  30. Awww I love seeing how big they are now! Ours are about the same size, we integrated them into our flock over a month ago and it worked out pretty well! Glad to see everyone is happy and healthy!

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  31. Gorgeous photos of your lovely ladies!
    We are excited for Lilly's hens to start laying.. it will be a grand surprise when we find our first egg. Really no telling when that will be, but it could be soon for the smaller breed hens.

    My package arrived over the holiday weekend, Saturday, I believe!! Full of goodness!! THANK YOU!!

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  32. Beautiful...! Each and every one! I especially love Pearl's tail feathers... Gorgeous!

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  33. Beautiful hen, beautiful pics! It is amazing how fast they grow. Sounds like our animal mothering skills are very similar!

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  34. What beautiful girls! I love the picture of Penny stretching up! So cute.

    ~L

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  35. They've all grown up into very lovely ladies!! :)

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  36. I love these posts. It makes me more and more excited to be getting our little flock soon. They will be past the awkward stage and be older when we get them. The friends we are getting them from did all the "dirty work" for us.

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  37. We did a trial run this weekend and let the girls roam together in the run as well. Some of my older hens did peck at the younger girls, but nothing major....just letting them know who is boss, I suppose. Then they free ranged together in the yard for the afternoon. The littles keep to themselves but it was so nice seeing 8 hens in my yard and all the diverse colors :)
    It really is amazing how fast they grow!

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  38. Well they are a cute bunch!

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  39. Our little ones are about the same age as yours. We plan to integrate flocks next week, and I'm already getting nervous. Any tips? We also have a fairly big run, and the new ones out number the older girls by two, so I feel like they'll be able to hold their own. I hope so, anyway!

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  40. Your girls are a couple weeks older than mine. They do grow so fast don't they! We have started play dates in the chicken yard. Thankfully we have a lot of room too and the teens are keeping their distance. I have to watch them during play time though a couple of my big girls make a beeline to attack them... I hope we can get it worked out soon, they are getting so big and will need to go into the coop in a couple weeks too. Happy your integration went well :)

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  41. The transformation is always so amazing, isn't it?! I'm hoping ours will lay soon!

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  42. They look so beautiful and youthful. I'm trying to decide whether or not to mix layer breeds when we are ready to add layers to our property. I thought I was quite decided on raising a flock of the duel purpose heritage breed chanticleer ... or am I? Having multi-coloured breeds and eggs is so charming!

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  43. They are beautiful! It's amazing to see how fast they grow!

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