Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

Spring Chickens


Chica, our Polish hen, is the star of this photo update because she's the most photogenic (read: she's the most oblivious)!

Fanny, a Jersey Giant, lives up to her name and is always the first one to find food

Yolko the Ancona, Fanny the Jersey Giant, and Chica in the background

Chica's crest puts her at a disadvantage when it comes to nabbing treats we cast out for the ladies, she's basically half blind! But she's easy to catch and hand feed.

Lots of eggs in the nest boxes these days... we don't always collect them daily, but we think some of the ladies are laying more than once a day! They never really stopped laying this winter.

Edit: Mother Clucker is the shyest and most difficult to photograph, so she didn’t make her way into this post. She’s still with us!

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5 responses to “Spring Chickens

  1. Monica Silva McArthur April 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    They are so pretty!

  2. Erin Middlebrooks April 11, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Oh my god…how cute is she. I love chickens.

  3. Becca April 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks! Chica’s not as productive of a layer as the others, but we love her!

  4. Foxglove Lane April 12, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Great post and chicks! Looking forward to following your antics and picking up some tips too:~)

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