With only eight chickens now residing on the farmette, this new page replacing the Featured Frisbee Fowl page provides chicken facts and tells chicken stories instead of featuring an individual chicken tenant.

 

Chicken Chronicles:
Son of Barn Henhouse is our original henhouse, built to house egg-laying hens.  Thirty-six large chickens arrived to start the adventure.  They grew up.  Thirty-five hens started sharing blue/green, brown, and white eggs.  And number thirty-six started to crow……early; really early.
          Occupants presently include:
1 six-yr. old bantam hen, “Sweetpea” and her buddy, eleven-yr. old cuckoo Marans hen, “Spry;”
 occasional beige egg-layers:  Four-yr. old sex link hen, “Red,” and 3 four-yr. old Wyandotte hens, “Breezy,  “Pickles,” and “Goldie”

Sophie’s Place Henhouse was originally purchased to house Sophie and a few other docile chickens but, instead, housed flocks of bantams through the years.  This quaint child’s playhouse is presently empty.

House of Bantam henhouse was originally built as a chicken tractor with the purpose of moving chickens around the barnyard to feast on natural goodies.  An enthusiastic project needed to be anchored and became the permanent home, instead, for generations of bantams with growing families.
          Occupants presently include:
 five-yr. old bantam rooster, “Boots,” and seven-yr. old bantam hen, “Doodle”

 

“Spry”

Frisbee Fowl Focus:
While younger hens search the yard for treats, the aging lady of the barnyard, “Spry,” hangs out on a corner coop roost preferring chattering to anyone who will listen.

 

Fowl Facts:
—  Chickens are social creatures.
Frisbee observations:  Chickens most definitely display varying personalities and roles within their clans.  They search for companionship and protection; they express greed and jealousy.  And without a doubt, throughout life, they enjoy adventures.  After all….
…..A chicken’s gotta do what a chicken’s gotta do and life thrives with adventures for hens and roos, too.

—  Chicken breeds were developed to provide plumage for ceremonial costumes.

—  A hen lives an average of five to seven years but can live up to twenty years.  She’ll lay eggs for many years with production decreasing every year from year one.

Tasty Trivia:
What popular candy treat was marketed in the late 1800’s under the name “chicken feed?”
(candy corn)

 

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