A Week of Photos

Oh man, I have been so busy. A few months ago we swapped our office and bedroom around, but we never properly organized the office area. It’s one big loft, so the plan was to divide it into three open concept areas: Grooming/dog kennel, computer desks/office, and video game corner/guest futon. It was poorly executed the first time though and quickly dissolved into chaos. Terrible, writer’s block inducing chaos. So we decided to just haul everything out and start with a blank canvas. Then while we were at that we also decided to condense all the video games into paper cases in a small box instead of taking up a shelf. Then we decided the shelving unit could use some customization. Then we decided we may as well shampoo the carpets while we were feeling inspired… I’m quite happy with the new layout though, so it was completely worth the hassle of dragging furniture around.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that I’m almost 100% sure both of these chicks are also males. That makes five roosters, which logically is at least four more than I can keep without it being cruel to the hens. Lovely. At this point I don’t know if I should try again in the spring or admit defeat and accept that I’m not meant to have a black d’Anvers pullet.

DSCF4195 DSCF4202

On the plus side, the rooster I’m considering keeping is still going strong. He doesn’t harass the girls at all, which for a 6 month old cockerel is extremely unusual. I’ve taken to calling him Maystay, as in as long as he stays nice he may stay.

DSCF4380 DSCF4382DSCF4262

He makes the best faces.

DSCF4332 DSCF4331 DSCF4333 DSCF4334 DSCF4337

The girls are also doing well. Zeste has gone back to laying eggs, but 6 weeks in and Sel is still showing no signs of being done raising her chicks. I’ve tried explaining to her that this is unusual and it’s time to let go, but she just ignores me. Right now she’s molting, and all her tail feathers came out at once making her look like a Barbu de Grubbe.

DSCF4293 DSCF4328

And Zeste is… Well, Zeste is Zeste. Neurotic, high-strung, fabulous Zeste. Who insists on getting at least an hour of free range foraging time every day or she’ll redirect her energy onto over-zealously grooming the other chickens. Which means ripping their beards out. Affectionately. Because she thinks she’s being nice.

DSCF4211 DSCF4311

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s