Big Chicken, Little Chicken May 25, 2011 May 25, 2011 A pick-me-up pic for a gray Seattle day: Two Buff Orpingtons. I love how Marigold looks entirely put out by the indignity of a chick standing on her back. You may also like:Broody Hens and the Meaning of Life Chickens Versus Snowpocalypse Opossum in the Chicken Coop Infographic: How To Build Our Backyard Chicken Coop Why We’re Raising Chickens in the City Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Related Kitchen Table Seedlings: Watering from the Bottom-Up A Mending Morning: Set up Your Sewing Basket 11 Comments meg- grow and resist May 25, 2011 at 11:21 PM 10 years ago I love the picture! They can toss a look can’t they? We have 2 buff orpingtons~ funny birds =) Sadly 1 of them almost pecked 1 of our new chicks to death so I’m keeping an eye on her. Ugh. lyanda May 26, 2011 at 10:45 AM 10 years ago Yes, they can be ruthless–of course pecking is normal for awhile with any bird they don’t know, but can be dangerous for chicks. We are keeping the littles and bigs completely separate for now (unless supervised, and aside from photo opps!). Good luck. A little tube of topical antibiotic is an essential part of the chicken first aid kit. meg- grow and resist May 27, 2011 at 11:03 PM 10 years ago Yep- I’m still keeping them separate. They are about 12 weeks old now. I have reintroduced the pecked chick to her flockmates and that is going well for the most part. One of the older hens I let hang out with them. The older three though…only 1 at a time & supervised. They are the ‘mean girls.’ Fingers crossed! Stephanie May 26, 2011 at 2:07 AM 10 years ago Great photo. I hadn’t seen that breed of chicken before. Very pretty. Here in France there are plenty of Sussex, Marans (which they call Coucou – cuckoo- here), Labels, Limousins and the awful Cou-Nu – Bare Necks. I have quite a mixture in my little flock. lyanda May 26, 2011 at 10:37 AM 10 years ago How fun. The Cou-Nu sound strange, indeed. My chickens will be pleased to know their photo has been viewed in France! Dirckx November 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM 8 years ago TrishLester on June 18, 2007 If the saga of the 50-year-old car interests you, check out the title track from my new CD, Plymouth Belvedere, reeaesld just last month (country tune about an embarrassing old car). Can you relate? Please pass the word along, particularly to any radio stations in Oklahoma that should be playin’ the song. Google Trish Lester and you can hear the song and read lyrics on my music page. And, of course, the CD is for sale, too. Trish Lester, Singer/Songwriter, Santa Clarita, California Tracie May 27, 2011 at 9:32 AM 10 years ago I love this! What a wonderful photo and how lovely Orpingtons are. What a pretty color! I have 4 week old chicks now but they haven’t met my older flock–yet. I wonder how they will react when they finally do meet? Eek! Vina April 15, 2016 at 7:45 PM 5 years ago I’m not worhty to be in the same forum. ROTFL http://www.sorethumbsblog.com/ April 28, 2016 at 6:12 PM 5 years ago Love your captcha btw. Your pictures are so pretty! Youâ€™re really growing as a photographer, the scenes/light look really beautiful. ILY, hope youâ€™re enjoying your adventures! http://www./ February 28, 2017 at 11:17 PM 4 years ago Please forgive my bad English.Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful information specifically the last part I care for such information much. I was looking for this particular info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck. Erik Knutzen May 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM 10 years ago Much bigger than when we heard them peeping! And, yeah, kind of amazing how ruthless chickens can be. Comments are closed.