Monday, December 6, 2010

Lord Firestar and Help

Time flies.  My last post was in, what, July?  Wow, that's hard to believe. 

The Seramas are doing fine.  They aren't broody any more, but they aren't really laying either. 
  Lord Firestar is just as adorable as ever, and he's still the gentlest rooster I've ever met.  He doesn't crow much these days, but I think that it's because he's a smart little boy, and not because he's sick.
  Lady Sandstorm is still a weirdo.  She loves to try to eat my hair, and her favorite treat is Cheddar cheese.  If anyone hands her a chunk of cheese, she'll frantically devour it.
  Yellow is pretty much the same, too.  She's pretty, calm, and undoubtedly the most sane member of her family. 
  Chipmunk doesn't fly much these days.  She'll still hop up into a bush if Lord Firestar starts chasing her, though.
  Help is a crazy, easily frightened goof.  A loveable bird, if you like chickens who fit the "chicken" stereotype.
  ...And Egglantine is still a fluffy, overgrown baby.  Her legs may be short, but she likes to wander farther than any of the others.

Only five of the original flock remain.  Sleeve-Eater, Cutie-Pie, Kooshie, Turtle, and (of course!) Yikes are still quite alive.  It'll be nice to see them again someday.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lord Firestar: Lap chicken

Poor Lord Firestar, being cute must be very annoying sometimes!  He's sitting on my lap right now, eyes half shut, head drooping, feathers shimmering like molten gold.  He's tired.  I think I'll put him to bed now.

I love my little rooster!

Lord Firestar and his family.


Note:  I know this post is very random!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A belated thank-you!

Dobbies.com included Plain Old chickens on their "Chicken-Keeping blogs we love" list!

Thank you, Dobbies!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Drama, Terror, Crying, and Blog Improvement

Yes, that title is accurate!

The Drama, Terror and Crying took place a week or so ago when the people who are taking care of the Big Girls emailed us with some terrible news:  One of the Easter Eggers had gotten stuck in the electric fence!  The poor hen (who we later learned was probably Kooshie) had her eyes shut and wasn't moving.
  Fortunately, she recovered.  She's okay now and is living with the flock again!  Yay!  Here is the thread I posted on BYC.



Now, on to the Blog Improvement part of the title.  I've been doing some spring cleaning including:
  1. Removing old polls
  2. Putting all the links onto one list
  3. Moving the list of my birds onto its own page
  4. And so on, and so on, and so on.


And, for your viewing pleasure, I present some photos of my silly flock:

Lady Sandstorm, Queen of broody hens.



Lady Sandstorm, Chipmunk, Yellow, and Help, united in their wish to hatch eggs.



Lord Firestar vents his feelings.  He doesn't like me being boss bird.

What does Lord Firestar look like when....

What does Lord Firestar look like when he's crowing?

He looks like this:



By the way, I didn't want the image to look like that.  Sometimes even the nicest cameras take bad photos.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Blame the forum!

Sorry I haven't been blogging lately!  I've been so busy on Backyard Chickens that I haven't been writing here! 

Let's see.... Chipmunk, Yellow and Help are all broody, Lord Firestar is crowing his head off, and Lady Sandstorm is just being her peculiar self.  Egglantine has layed a few more eggs.
  Oh, and there's a really obnoxious squirrel making holes in the shiny new Eglu run cover.  Argh!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I just wanted you to see....

....My bad tempered little broody!  She gets angry when anyone comes too near and she hates poor Lord Firestar.  Cute, huh?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fancy Old Chickens and forty followers!!

As of today, Plain Old Chickens  has forty followers!  I'm amazed, awed, and, inspired! 

  Because I was so inspired by you guys, I gave Plain Old Chickens a fancy new look!  Honestly, I think that this blog has never looked better!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chipmunk... broody mama hen!

Chipmunk has been clucking and losing belly feathers lately.  Poor girl, she isn't even a year old and she's going broody!  She decided to sleep on the nest tonight.



Egglantine layed an egg!  It was so tiny and cute, a perfect egg in miniature!  There was a yolk and the shell was nicely shaped, too.  Here are two eggs, the bigger one is a normal Serama egg for comparison:




And here's Egglantine herself:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chippie.... Broody?

Chipmunk might be going broody!  She occasionally makes little squeaky clucking sounds and she seems a little bit grumpier than usual!  Naturally, our first reaction was "Ooh, let's let her hatch some eggs!"
  Then we remembered that the Eglu is already pretty packed.  Oh well.



To all of my followers: 
  Thanks for welcoming me back!  I hadn't realized how much I missed you guys!

Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm back, guys!

Well.... I though this blog was over!  Maybe it isn't.

Why?
My new one is
  • impossible to customize without mucking through code
  • not compatible with Google Chrome
So, um, hello again!  Not much news here except
  • The Seramas are all starting to lay!  Yipee!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Oh no!

Backyard Chickens is down.  I hope it'll be all right soon!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tiny Eggie!

Lady Sandstorm is 13.2 ounces.
Chipmunk is 15.6 ounces.
Egglantine is.... 8.6 ounces!  Midget.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Yes, it's finally 2010!  It feels kind of funny to press the zero key only once instead of twice!  Lord Firestar is crowing!  He's so cute.  He
  1. Stretches up his neck
  2. Rears back his head
  3. Puffs out his chest
  4. Stands up taller
  5. Crows!  It sounds like "I've got something to say!"

    Have a great new year!