Remember the surprise chicks Mama Emma secretly hatched out in the barn in June? They've grown like weeds!
Some of them went to live across the road with my friend Judy. I've got six left and I am suspicious that three of them may be roosters. Or four. Let's hope not. From their colouring, I'd say Lord Gaga was daddy to the two on the left, Beaker was proud papa to the two brown ones in the centre, and Errol Flynn is continuing his bloodlines with the two on the right!
That guy in the centre at top shares much of Beaker's colouring, including the green in the tail.
The black/white ones are the spitting image of their dad Errol, except one has a muff (beard-like cheek feathers) like Mama Emma!
And those white ones HAVE to be the spawn of...
Here are give of the six hanging out in the barn. The Beaker-kid on the right has really pretty colouring...
Their Mama joined them for this shot. She tried to build another secret nest in a cardboard box in the barn, but Gordon found it and took away the eggs. She sure is a good little brooder!
Here she is consorting with Errol, while Beaker shows Tina Turner a tasty tidbit in the ground!
Quite the party-pack!
And here are a few other chickens...
Penelope enjoying the sun. Those black round things around here are hollowed-out black walnuts. This used to be a wood shed, and the squirrels stored zillions of nuts in there.
Errol and Penelope having a good preening!
Hope you enjoyed your chicken fix!