Food, Hobby, Pets

Chicken Update May 1, 2011

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Grandma has so many hens that she lost count of them. They are like her children and they  follow her around.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

She has to lock the roosters up part of the day so that the hens can do their business.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 400, EB -0.3step, focal 122mm, evaluative metering

This one is waiting for her turn to lay her egg, Grandma said that at one time there were 3 hens sitting on the same nest, needless to say how the eggs turned out. It was dark in the hen-house and kind of hard to take a picture.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/4, 1/6400sec, ISO 400, Exposure Bias 0step, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

The weather is still nice and cool, but longer daylight hours so the laying hens lay more eggs than during the winter months.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 400, Exposure Bias 0step, focal length 118mm, evaluative metering
Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

This is Bo’s latest addition.  He thought he got a male and female Guinea Fowls, but it turned out that they are both males.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

They do make a lot of noises and can fly pretty high.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

This is one of the first few Americana hens that Bo bought last year.  She’s too old and doesn’t lay egg anymore.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 400, focal length 140mm, evaluative metering

Rhode Island Red, far from home and just hanging out.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 163mm, evaluative metering

An Americana hen, she is a beauty.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 400, focal length 98mm, evaluative metering

Max is keeping a watchful eye on the hens.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 131mm, evaluative metering

12 thoughts on “Chicken Update May 1, 2011”

  1. Glad to see the chickens made it thru the winter. I bet they love all the sunshine and warm weather.

    Oh I have yet to see any Plymouth Rock (like my mom’s chicken Eliza) in NC. It’s very popular out west.

    1. Cambree, Bo probably has to hunt for those, it’s odd how he found all his roosters and hens. His mom was telling Lee over the phone about the new chicken peeps, I guess she must have gotten it for a while now and they were all grown by the time I got there. And to think that we only live an hour away. 🙂

  2. The lovely garden has also lots of animals! Grandma should almost be self-sufficient….? And they’re also excellent photo models!!

    1. Hi truels, they move around so much and not the easiest to take their photos.

      She doesn’t have to visit the grocery very often now, she is raising and growing her own food. It’s pretty much back to the basic. 🙂

    1. Hi Peter, thanks for your visit and comment. My blog is pretty much about the simple life and living in NC. 🙂

    1. Hi Scott, when he brought it last year it was one small and one big and the guy told him that the small one was a female. Now they are about the same size, and they’re both males. So much for trying to hatch their peeps. 🙂

  3. I love all the pictures of the different hens. It’s nice of your grandma to give the hens a break from the roosters. Maybe we all need a break from the “roosters’ now and then. Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Hi Geni, obviously the roosters are not being very productive. 🙂

      It’s a laid-back lifestyle for her and I’m glad that she has her garden and hens to keep her busy.

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