The Chickens I've Had Throughout My Life:

Chickens with dark red print means that they are no longer with us :(

Chickens I Got in 1999:

1. Little Peep

Gender: Female

Breed: Unknown

Egg: Blue, small

Story: She once flew off our roof to the garage and landed about 49 feet away. She was the oldest chicken I've ever raised and lived April 4th, 1999 - January 10th, 2009. She was almost 11 and died of being exposed to the cold at such an old age.

 

2. Henny:

Gender: Female

Breed: Unknown

Egg: White, medium

Story: A raccoon broke into the indoor winter coop which is located in our barn. It left half of her uneaten.

 

3. Climby:

 

Gender: Female

Breed: Unknown

Egg: White, small

Pecking Order: Bottom

Story: Got her name when my mom was vacuuming and it startled her. She hopped onto a chair I was sitting on and climbed her way onto my shoulder. Was also eaten by the same raccoon as Henny.

 

4. Big Rooster:

 

Gender: Male

Breed: Unknown (Rhode Island/New Hampshire Red?)

Story: His spurs had grown so much that they curled two or three times. Was also eaten by the same raccoon as Henny and Climby.

 

5. Snowball:

 

Gender: Male

Breed: Unknown (White Rock?)

Story: The first chicken I ever had to die, the reason is unknown. Most likely a disease.

 

Chickens I Got in 2001:

6. Ebee:

Gender: Female

Breed: Unknown

Egg: White, medium

Story: Looked very much like Whitey. The only way you could tell the difference between the two is by their personality. She died one winter from an unknown cause. Most likely a disease.

 

7. Whitey:

 

Gender: Female

Breed: Unknown

Egg: White, small

Story: Whitey is extremely skittish and very fast. She is also our skinniest hen.

 

8. Blackie:

Gender: Female

Breed: Unknown

Egg: White, medium

Story: Our other extremely skittish and fast chicken. She likes to perch in a tree away from the other chickens at night.

 

9. Climby Jr.:

Gender: Unknown

Breed: Unknown

Egg: None

Story: He/she was named Climby Jr. because he/she was the smallest of that group. He/she rarely ate and ended up snapping his/her neck.

 

10. Trouble:

Gender: Male

Breed: Unknown

Story: The only rooster from this batch and there isn't much to remember about him. He died in a year or two from an unknown cause. Most likely a disease.

Chickens I Got in 2002:

11. Breakfast:

 

 

12. Lunch:

 

 

13. Dinner:

 

 

14. Snack:

 

 

15. Dessert:

 

Chickens I Got in 2004:

16. Thunder:

 

17. Lightning:

 

18. Dolby:

 

19. Sunny:

 

20. Flamey:

 

21. Cluckers:

 

22. Dopey:

 

23. Blizzard:

 

24. Gertrude:

 

 

25. Showoff:

 

 

26. Silk

 

Chickens I Got in 2007

27. Sunshine:

 

28. Moonlight:

29. Kalsifer:

 

30. Shadow:

 

31. Boonie:

 

 

 

32. Vivacious:

 

33. Buff:

 

34. Varii:

 

35. Silkadope (hatched on 7/14/07):

Gender: Female

Breed: Mix between Silver Polish and a Chinese White Silky Bantam

Egg: White, very small

Story: She is our most humanized chicken, because she was hatched late summer and stayed inside all winter. She has learned to follow people, go up and down the stairs, drink from cups, and wear a chicken diaper. She disappeared one night in the summer of 2012.

 

As a chick:

 

Hatching:

    

   

    

 

Brooder:

 

Day One:

 

A Few Weeks Later:

 

36. Twilight (hatched on 7/25/07):

 

 

Twilight with Little Peep, her mother:

 

 Chickens from my dad's friend, 1/25/09:

37. Stroodel

 

38. Dusk

 

39. Snoozy

 

40. Sleepy

41. Drowsy

 

42. Zucchini

 

Chickens I got in 2010: 

43. Rodger

44. Retardo

45. Turkey

46. Rodgadope

47. Stupid

 

48. Smidgeon

49. Love 

 

50. King 

 

Chickens Hatched in 2011

51. Special

 

52. Pastry

 

53. Pie

 

54. Silkalove (Miss Sparkle)

55. Jello

56.Sushi

57. Fuzzy