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May 04, 2016, 08:24:21 PM
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How sweet! I'm so glad your flock is back! Gonna candle the lavender eggs probably Friday night.....let you know what I find!  love01

May 18, 2016, 11:36:57 PM
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The most awesome thing happened yesterday!  The buckeye hens stirred up a mouse.  Little Hen caught it and put it down in front of the chicks.  It ran away.  Then Mama Hen caught it and gave it to the chicks again.  Again it got away.  This time the Mama Hen shook it about 10 times and then swallowed it in one gulp.  Both hens are teaching the chicks to hunt! 

May 24, 2016, 07:57:36 PM
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I love that!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love01

May 28, 2016, 02:35:49 PM
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I found a little mouse swimming in a bucket and flipped it out to Little Hen.  It did not hit the floor.   roflmao 

I'm so tickled that the chickens are helping me fight off the mice.  The chihuahuas have been killing mice, too, so we are making headway.  I put pest block foam or steel wool in every mouse hole I could find.  Plus traps and pet proof bait boxes.  Recently I got some peppermint oil but haven't deployed it yet. 

June 21, 2016, 02:19:10 AM
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Another mouse!  The hens caught it and ran around with it getting everyone excited.  Then the rooster took it and gave it to the chicks.  They ran around and stole it from each other.  The hens and rooster clucked with pride.  So did I!   roflmao

June 22, 2016, 05:33:33 PM
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That's great... Iv seen mine do the same with a sparrow chick. The parents built their nest in the cupala of the coop. When the chick fell out, it landed right in  the middle of a dozen half grown T-Rex chicks... Looked like they were play'n  rugby with parts of it for the longest time.... The Buckeyes have got much tamer than the cornish.... I don't know why....


June 23, 2016, 12:55:00 AM
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I bet your chickens are enjoying some grasshoppers here lately, too.  We just got grasshoppers a couple weeks ago.

The friendliness is just the Buckeye way.  Mine love to stand on my feet and even let me pet them.

August 01, 2016, 02:56:03 PM
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When we moved the Buckeyes out to their new pen, Mama Hen was in seclusion.  She stayed on her hidden nest so quietly I forgot she was there.  Yesterday she came out with a chick!   love01 


August 18, 2016, 12:57:40 PM
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That is one cute picture!  love01

August 19, 2016, 03:38:01 PM
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 hugs
Little Fuzzy is doing great.  She and Mama Hen are still staying in the quail porch -- until Fuzzy is a little more feathery.  Since Bucky is outside, a 16 wk old brassy back cockerel has decided he is the top roo and will protect Mama Hen and Fuzzy.  If the chick gets too far from Mama Hen, Little Joe chases it back to Mama and then dances in front of her as if to say, "Watch this baby!"  I was surprised that the hen put up with this because Little Joe is about a third the size of her.  And now she lets him hang around with her.   roflmao


September 07, 2016, 12:42:21 PM
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I think it's one of my favorite things to do......is watch the different personalities and laugh at most.  It's my peace after a long day at work

September 09, 2016, 02:38:05 PM
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Little Joe is turning out to be an awesome rooster.  He breaks up fights between the young roosters - even roos older and larger than he is.  He walks between them with total dignity and confidence.  If anyone still wants to fight, he walks them away and has a talk with them.  And like magic it is over.

I have my eye on a new rooster for the buckeyes - its one from Bill's eggs.  He did one time peck my foot really hard, but I pushed him away and he hasn't done it since.  He's turning out really pretty.