A New Flock on the Homestead

| 4/10/2017 12:50:00 PM

Faithful HomesteaderAfter the loss of one of our two pet chickens, it was time to get some new friends for our little chicken Buster. We certainly were not anticipating getting new chickens at this point in time, but Buster was lonely and needy. She did well when we were with her, but obviously we could not be around 24/7.

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We ended up getting four Serama chickens. We had read a little bit about this breed and ended up getting the larger class D hens. We were looking for healthy, laying hens. They certainly are adding some variety to the homestead! Our little Buster has always been the smallest chicken with the cutest and smallest eggs. This is no longer the case. It is crazy to me how quickly she became the big one.

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Our girl Lilah (Hebrew for night)

She has definitely been taking the bullying to a completely new level and letting everyone know she’s the boss. Initially, she didn’t want to let the other hens into the coop at night. She can be aggressive when they are trying to use the nesting boxes. We have had to separate her several times.

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Our girl Barbie (Already broody)