Farmer in the City




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Big "O" Chicky

Location:  Osteen, FL

Day Job:  Bank Teller

The Digs:  Backyard

Crops:  Jalepeno Peppers, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I LOVE MY CHICKY!!!

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  • Posted by: Michele on June 10th, 2011 at 06:11 pm

    Beautiful girls!

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  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on October 19th, 2010 at 03:25 am


  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on October 13th, 2010 at 07:07 am

    I posted progress pictures... ...my Summer labors... ...chicken yard with log-cabin style chicken coop... ...used rounded garden timbers for body and recycled playhouse roof for roof/lid... ...rain shelter on side with old mimosa limbs for perches... ...chicken yard built around fruit trees... ...fence edged with yellow lantana...

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on October 11th, 2010 at 04:18 am

    I'm not very familiar with hybrids, but I have looked into a "Star Cross". It combines a Leghorn male with a RIR female... ...the result for the females is a hen with the temperament and domestic qualities of a RIR with the boosted egg laying power of the Leghorn...

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on September 20th, 2010 at 04:51 pm

    Those have to be RIRs; I have 2 and I love 'em...

  • Posted by: Bzquiltn on July 24th, 2010 at 04:43 am

    Yes, I get eggs every day. I collected 6 yesterday.
    My "layers" right now are - Otter (pictured) who is a mixed breed partridge silkie and ??; Mumbo - blue cochin; Fred - Frizzle; Gabi - Game Bird; Maci - Austrolorp (supposed to have been a Maran, but...), Ace - Araucana/Easter Egger X; Bailey - Barred Rock.
    Waiting in the wings are a Rhode Island - Riley and an Americana - Aponi.
    Still debating on the 4 hatchlings - not sure if they'll be hens or roos - if they're all hens, we'll keep the splash silkie and showgirl. I'll find forever homes for the other 2.
    I'm pretty addicted to my chickens. Sigh...

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on July 19th, 2010 at 05:39 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day. I see at least three chickens. Do you get eggs every day from your chickens? My animals are whatever wild life happens to wander through the yard and munch on my garden buffet.

  • Posted by: Bzquiltn on July 12th, 2010 at 02:23 pm

    Aww - beautiful bird! What breed? RIR?

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