Its Paint Party Friday and I meant to have lots more done but I got in some kind of funk this past week and just didn't want to do anything. I went to blogs and couldn't think of much to say. Partly because of the weather and partly because we have been trying to figure out how to build a chicken coop to fit in a space we want it to go and when trying to decide on something I know nothing about I shut down. So yesterday I said I need to do something and did a journal page in my old journal I am trying to finish up by hook or by crook. LOL
I did this for December of the birds that showed up for the suet and have stayed thru winter.
I love seeing that flash of yellow butt on the Warbler when he flys in mid air trying to get some of the suet.
I love seeing the flash of salmon on the Flicker's tail and wings too.
The chickens are growing hourly. I took these on Sunday .
This is one of the barred Rock chicks.
This is the Rhody Island Red and a barred Rock also taken on Sunday.
These were taken on Wednesday night.
They are starting to look more like chickens then fluff balls.
We have also thought up names for them. Lexy is the light yellow Sex link. Emma is the Rhode Island Red and the Australorp, hiding in the back, is going to be Suzi Q. and the Barred rocks are going to be hard to tell apart until they get grown but I am partial to Alice and Hattie both are family names. My Mom being Mary Alice and my favorite Aunt Alice who willed me her watercolor Art supply's when she died a few years ago, and Hattie being my Grandmothers name.
So the Girls have been named.
Whats interesting is that these four in back have grown at the same time.. wings and tail feathers all came on at the same time but the Red Sex link, in the close left corner, is just now getting its tail feathers and wings grown out.
Quick sketch of the coop plans.
It will slant towards us with gutters so the roost can go in the back at the highest point.
It will sit up one foot on blocks to keep it from ever flooding. It will have a compost roof..
windows and doors and ladder and inside a shelf to hide the food and water underneath and not get pooped on.
Nesting boxs out to the left side with a top that lifts up for the eggs.
So its only just begun.
Soon this will be me, The Chicken whisperer, I painted years ago because I
always had a dream of owning chickens.
If you paint them they will come?
HAPPY PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!