Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's Thursday - Time for Chickens

No words of wisdom today, mostly just photos of chickens.   Toby and four of my hens are now four years old.   Toby's daughters, aka The Black Girls, are three years old this year.   And the others are two years old.   We are not getting anymore chicks because for us, sixteen is definitely enough.

Toby is always interested in the camera and is a great portrait subject.   And so I took one of his recent portraits into PicMonkey and added a texture so it looks a bit more like an oil painting.   LOL!!!   Really, do you think I gave it that much thought?   No, I was just playing with textures and it turned out that way.   


And our funny little Clarabelle who is very brave and always has been.


One of our two Wellsummers.


The lovely Chicken Little with her fabulous comb.


My sweet Hannah who always follows me around.


And the rather scrappy little Swirly.   


Last but not least, many of the members of the flock hoping for a handout of whatever is in the bowl.       


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18 comments:

Karen said...

Your chickens are beautiful!... why do mine quite often look ...scrappy. Tail feathers missing, molting appearance, etc. etc... then they look great again, then they look .. scrappy. I know they're only supposed to molt once a year, so that -ain't it -

*sigh*

Hartwood Roses said...

You know just how to make my morning great ... chickens! Without any of my own, I live vicariously through the chickens of others. Yours are particularly lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

they're really pretty!

acreativeharbor.com said...

These are wonderful photography and I love how you have name that seems to fit each one ~ I love seeing them and hearing about their personalities ~ thanks ^_^

C-ingspots said...

Oh they're just beautiful, and so photogenic!! I've always wanted some chickens, and someday I will...

Nancy Claeys said...

They all look so pretty -- especially the rooster in the last photo, Denise. I'm so glad you shared their photos and names with us today. Love!!

sophie...^5 said...

What lovely creatures. I haven't seen chickens up close before ~~~ the colours are vibrant and just plain amazing!
Thanks for this ~~~ now don't forget to feed the chickens!!

Sophie and Ron

Missy George said...

Your chickens are lovely..Great pictures..

lindaakacraftygardener said...

lovely colouring on your chickens

Pam ;) said...

It would be a hoot to have a pet hen following me around our neighborhood :>)

Carletta said...

When I was growing up my Grandma loved her chickens. I was always a little afraid of them for some reason. I do think they make excellent photo ops with their lovely colored feathers.
These are wonderful closeup shots!
I lose track of time when I'm on PicMonkey - it's addicting. :)

Connie Smiley said...

What a great series! Toby takes first prize, in my book, and the group looking for a handout.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

They are all really pretty birds. One does not usually think of chickens as pretty.

Daryl said...

hannah does not look sweet ... thats an evil eye she's casting ...

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh I just love these photos! That edited one is really neat. They are all so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us :)

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - we keep almost getting chickens (if you see what I mean), but we have a huge problem here with urban foxes. So, that keep putting us off.

Cheers.

Stewart M - Melbourne

CountryDew said...

What great shots. I haven't been that close to a chicken in years!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous colors, so much detail!!

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