Monday, September 21, 2009

Prairie Chickens






My free rangers love the lush grasses in the area I control burned last year.

15 comments:

Dani said...

I love chickens! :) I just wish mine were legal like yours. :)

Pablo said...

Does danger lurk in the tall grass?

Nancy Ortiz said...

Ditto what Pablo said. Those are beautful and very jungle-fowl looking. What type are they and do they by any chance lay blue eggs?? Also, do they nest au naturale or do they have nesting boxes? I'm wondering if I dare have a couple of hens in downtown Thomasville. Local Cooper's Hawk would probably love me for it! :)

Native Mom said...

Long live free range!

Caroline said...

My friend Mary's free range chickens help with the grasshopper problems in her vegetable garden. They lay the most beautiful, tasty brown eggs. The scrambled eggs are yummy and the pancakes look like you put gold food coloring in them.

cinbad122 said...

How are the babies??

edifice rex said...

Red jungle fowl!!!!

Floridacracker said...

Dani,
Your chicks are like secret agents!

Pablo,
It should, but this flock seems to have their act together. No adult losses in a long time.

Caroline,
These patrol and scratch constantly ... far into my woods. I wonder sometimes if they cross over into my neighbors.


Cindy,
They went somewhere else. Too much inbreeding to keep them.
Nice heels today.


Annie,
The original parent flock was "mixed banties" from Tractor Supply.
I think they look jungle fowly too.

Hurricane Teen said...

Cluck, cluck...cluck.
This reminds me of the time the New England Patriots came to practice at my former high school when the Super Bowl was in Jacksonville...ha ha...That's a good blog post right there.

threecollie said...

You have very lovely chickens!

Floridacracker said...

Native Mom,
True that! They need to stay off my porch tho!

HT,
I'm assuming your field was unmowed?

3C,
Thanks! I love their wild look.

Anonymous said...

Your chicks wear heels?

Floridacracker said...

Anon,
My chicks are very fashion conscious.

Ivan said...

Any trouble with hawks?

Floridacracker said...

Ivan,
No, surprisingly. We have plenty of hawks, but plenty of cover too and it seems the chicks are holding their own.