Monday, August 10, 2009

Chickens!

These photos were taken by Paco Romero. He came out last Saturday and took these photos for a class project in photo journalism. I was impressed with how fearless he was, getting down at eye level with my birds, even lying prone in a white T-Shirt. :)

Here is a sampling of the photos he took.





10 Comments:

At 3:02 PM, Blogger edgar said...

Hi Weaseldog!

Cool pics! Those eggs look nice and fresh!

Q: Have you ever had problems with zoing or city regs? I don't think my city allows chickens. Maybe they do. Some raise rabbits, I think. I should look into it and post on my blog just for the info. Anyway, things are looking nice and green there. We are green here too but the 100 deg. heat has been tough on the crops.

Best

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

I called my city parks and recreation department, which operates animal control and asked them about chickens.

they answered, "In recognition of changing demographics in the City of Irving, we no longer have restrictions on livestock.

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger edgar said...

Uber-cool!

In my city you have to have 100' from the pens to the nearest neighbor. Doable in many parts of the city, but not even in the biggest yard in the area we are considering. Thanks for the reply. L8r dude.

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger Kitty said...

Very nice birds Weasel... congrats!

Yummy looking eggs.

 
At 12:58 AM, Blogger Bukko_in_Australia said...

Do you remember the tagline of the Frank Perdue commercials from the 1980s: "It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken"? Maybe it was mainly an East Coast thing...

 
At 1:00 AM, Blogger Bukko_in_Australia said...

"In recognition of changing demographics"

In other words, "If we stuck to enforcing our chickenshit laws strictly, we'd have to bust half the Mexicans in town, and there would be riots..."

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Wild Gypsy said...

outstanding... thank you for the animal descriptions in the prior post too.

If I remember correctly from the my childhood, the green/blue eggs come from the auracanas? Does that sound correct?

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Yup, the Green/Blue eggs come from Auracans/Americanas...

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger fallout11 said...

So cool! We've been considering getting some chickens of our own, but raising livestock has so far been largely outside of my skill set, and my wife is enthusiastic but not very proactive (translation- they'd be my responsibility).

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Chickens are very easy to care for.

Take a look at backyardchickens.com for lots of advice on keeping these wonderful birds.

 

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