Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chicken News From the Green Acres Cottage

I'm new to the backyard chicken thing.  I've only had them for 3 months now. I can't believe how quick they grow and change and how dumb I really am about chickens.   I thought I would share a picture with you of Buttercup my Rhode Island Red.   I took this picture 3 months ago of her.    Look how cute she was only 3 months ago.  I was so excited to look forward to large brown eggs......
This is a picture of Buttercup I took today, only 3 months later.

 
Yep, she's a ROOSTER!   And the really sad part of it all, up to 2 days ago, I actually still thought she was a hen!  I guess I better read one of those Chickens for Dummies Books.  Yeah, go ahead and laugh at me, everyone else is! 

15 comments:

Lorilee said...

My first two Ameraucanas were roos even though the feed store where I'd purchased them assured me they were hens. I started having a bad feeling when one of them started trying to crow at 4 weeks old! Pretty soon you will be a chicken expert!
Blessings,
LorileeLorilee

Nezzy said...

Sorry 'bout the lack of eggs sweet sister! Heeehehehehe, I had to laugh here.

Live, learn and study up girl! :o)

God bless ya and have a magnificent weekend sweetie!!!

Darla said...

At least he's a handsome one!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I would not know either!! But he looks like a beauty!

the cake chick said...

Oh I have been there too! Just ask me about my 'hen' Big Bosy. I loved her! But she was a he and then it was time for Operation Rooster Relocation. It was hard, but now all of my girls are soooo happy.

Julie Harward said...

I am not laughing because I thought they had to have a cockscomb on the top of their heads to be a rooster. Buttercup is a beauty though. Happy New Year to you. :D

Kris said...

Oh no, you got a Roo!!!!! He is a handsome fella. Will you keep him?

Paula said...

Awww.... don't feel bad, Miss Ann... I've been "fooled" many times by chicks! *grin*
One thing is for sure, if you have a crower, you know there won't be any eggs from that "hen".... *hehe*
Buttercup is very beautful... er, should I say handsome?

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

To cute! It's that pretty tail that is one big clue! I know, Sadie turned into a Sam as you know! LOL! We will be pro's one of these days! He is sure p r e t t y!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Nicole said...

Awww, don't feel bad about that, he is so handsome! Quite a change in 3 short months!

Nicole
My Thrafty Life

Mimi Sue said...

Live and learn Anne! hahaha Well, I think he's a beauty. Mimi

Elizabeth and Gary said...

How funny....I know nothing about chicken's except they lay eggs and I like "chicken" LOL.
I wouldn't have known the difference either. When you are done reading the chicken book for dummies pass it on...LOL
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

EllenaElizabeth said...

Well if you are new to chooks/poultry there is nothing to be embarrassed about. All part of the learning process. Enjoy them, they are a wonderful addition to any farm or backyard. Thanks for posting.

Nezzy said...

'Just droppin' by to wish ya a great day!!!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Ann!

Thanks for the visit! How are ya?! How are the chickens doing? Any eggs yet? Love having chickens! Just made another Pull Apart Bread! LOL! Crazy good!

Love ya,
Maryjane

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