Tag Archives: Bantam Chickens

A Chicken Quandary

Shadow’s latest batch of baby bantam chickens have flown the coop. Shadow has given up her mama duties and the youngsters, now 11 weeks old, are on their own. The … Continue reading

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A Banty Room with a View

bantam coop makeover

I’ve been concerned about occupancy in the Banty coop given the recent population explosion. We’ll only keep the hens, but as all the babies look alike we’ll have to wait … Continue reading

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A Day Without Rain…

A day without rain is a glorious day! I spent as much time outdoors as possible – weeding, trellising the tomato plants, snipping the scapes off my garlic, weed whacking, … Continue reading

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Banty Population Explosion

Occupancy in the Banty B&B has hit an all-time high. Over the past couple of days the Banty chicken population doubled. Shadow is proving to be an excellent chicky mama, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Farm!

Exciting things are happening here today. Little Shadow, our Bantam hen is still on her nest. She’s my favorite chicken because she’s so sweet and even tempered – and a … Continue reading

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The Neighborhood’s Going to the Chickens

silly chicken photo

I can’t imagine what the bantam chickens were thinking as they looked out their window yesterday afternoon. Miri and Gilfy have decided that they like to hang out in the … Continue reading

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Clover and Klee

Clover and Klee, Father and Son Roosters

Meet Clover and Klee, our father and son roosters. Hatched on May 1, Klee has grown into the spitting image of his daddy. This morning I heard Klee try his … Continue reading

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Rooster Face Off

Rooster Face Off

Clover, the bantam rooster (stage left) has been feeling his oats. I don’t think he realizes that The Colonel (stage right) is at least three times his size. Maybe he … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Chickens

breakfast with chickens

I took advantage of a beautiful morning and took my coffee and breakfast out to the porch. Some uninvited company arrived. She seems to be begging. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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Chicken On A Hot Tin Roof

chicken on a hot tin roof

I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of this unusual sight – Clover the Banty Rooster on the porch roof. Then I realized that the sun was going down and the … Continue reading

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August Weekend Snapshots

duck checking out the skies

It’s been a weekend full of puttering – a little weeding, a little landscaping around the pond, a little planting of new lettuce, spinach and kale. A little photography along … Continue reading

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Top of the World

Top of the World

Top of the world. To a bantam rooster called Clover. Showing off for the ladies…

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Feathered Babies Update

Puddles and Gabby

I spent the most glorious hour this evening sitting at the edge of the duck pond, sun dipping lower in the sky, with a glass of wine and my book. … Continue reading

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Hatching Chicks

Gilfy and Miri - baby Buff Orpington/Barred Rock Chicks

Almost a month ago I selected a dozen fresh chicken eggs to place in the incubator Paul gave me at Christmas. A few days ago three baby chicks hatched. One … Continue reading

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I’m a Proud Chicky Mama!

hours old baby chick

The sound of cheaping woke me out of a sound sleep at 1:30 a.m. this morning. A few moments to get my bearings and I ran to the bathroom where … Continue reading

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In My Garden Today

Yellow Butterfly in the Lilacs

It was a busy day in the garden today. The sunshine and blooms brought out the butterfies, birds, and bees! Click thumbnail for larger view. 

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Total Cuteness

klee-on-perch

It was dark when Hannah closed the Banties in tonight. She panicked because she couldn’t find the baby chicks – they are usually sitting in the corner tucked under Shadow. … Continue reading

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Weekend Snapshots

Pond excavation begins

It was a glorious weekend here. Sunny and seventies. It would have been perfection but for the black flies. Insidious little things. Did you know they have serrated teeth? My legs – … Continue reading

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Moving Day for the Freedom Rangers

checking out their new space

Today was moving day for the Freedom Rangers. They’ve been with us for four weeks now and things in the brooder were getting a bit crowded. Now that they have … Continue reading

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Baby Peeps and the Great Outdoors

peeps heading back outside

The two-day-old peeps ventured into the great outdoors of the Banty B&B today. A bit soon for this type of adventure in my eyes. I suspect that they led their … Continue reading

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