Monday, November 16, 2009

New Pullets

Saturday I went to Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days and bought six four month old pullets. I gave my sister three (she likes to raise chickens, too) for her birthday and I kept three. These are mine. Two are Ameraucanas and one Rhode Island Red.

When they are next to the big chickens you can really tell how small they really are. They have done really good. I kept them in the cage Saturday afternoon and then I put them in the hen house with the other chickens. Sunday morning when I opened the hen house they stayed in. So, I put them in the pen and put a little chicken wire up to keep them in. Later that morning I came back and the chicken wire was down but they were still in the pen. They came out into the back yard for a little bit, but when everyone one else started going into the hen house that evening so did they. They seemed to know they had to go in last.

This last picture is of one that has been pecked on her back. Hopefully it will start growing more feathers soon.


Callie said...

Awww... Such cute little hens. You could use a strip of duct tape to cover the bald spot. It will fall off when the feathers grow back and allow the area to heal. I duct tape my chickens.

Sapphire said...

wow u have been so busy!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh they are so cute.. They will fit in real soon..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie