Tag Archives: freedom rangers

The runt of the flock

22 Jun

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For what ever reason in the second group of what is currently the “juveniles” there are two chickens that are just so little compared to the rest. Developmentally they have feathered out similarly and run around eating just like their buddies. They are starting to stand out quite a bit from the rest of the group, hopefully the pictures does the size difference justice.

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6/3 New Chicks

19 Jun

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Its amazing that these little guys get sent in the mail! Georgia and I ran up to Albany that day and got them at the giant post office loading dock on Central Ave. They cheeped the whole ride home. They are all healthy chicks and very quickly tested their barriers (ie we had some escapees  running around the coop!) They very quickly start growing in their wing feathers, chicks grow up fast.

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Chickens!

10 Jun

My main project has been taking care of the chickens on the farm. The chickens are more fun than I thought they would be. Pretty creatures with simple needs and amusing mannerisms. (yes I anthropomorphize them a tad!)

I may not be able to eat grocery store eggs ever again! The eggs from the laying chickens are just wonderful… the shells are a variety of colors and the yolks are bright bright orange.

So aside from the adorable laying chickens we are also raising chickens for meat. The Label Rouge Freedom Rangers (French breed), who are a heritage breed that was originally raised for pastured meat.  Very pretty golden brown and black birds, I need a couple more photos of them, and maybe a video to share of the hilarious way they run.

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IMG_6736   one of the layer hens giving me a look!

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the month old freedom rangers