Saturday, 6 June 2015

SATURDAY CRITTERS -Blessingbourne House (Part 13)

On a previous post I mentioned, that Mr Fox had killed all the Roosters and hens  last year, these are all the replacements.  This time there is only 1 Rooster called Rodney and he rules the roost!


Last year, they were all allowed to roam freely around the whole farm yard but with Mr 'bad' Fox probably still around somewhere, they now have a well fenced area with a lovely hen house were they can be safe at night.


Most of these shots are close up however at the video at the end of the post you will see them all better running around.
















I think Rodney is very handsome and any hen should be very happy to mate with him.


If the short video does not appear below CLICK HERE



Well I hope you enjoyed seeing this post as much as I had eating their eggs.

I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

Thanks you for visiting and also for leaving comments.

44 comments:

  1. They are beautiful - and the plumage on the hen in the fifth photo is amazing.

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    1. Hi Sue Yes I agree, I must ask Colleen someting what type that hen is. Thanks you for your faithful visits and comments

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  2. Rodney is handsome! I love watching them all running around..Pretty chickens and photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your critter post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Yes he is handsone Eileen adn thanksfully not aggressive. Thanks you for your faithful visits and comments

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  3. Beautiful Rodney images. You can't blame the Fox, he/she was doing what it is natural.

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    1. That's true but the fox just left the hens and roosters for dead Bob.

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  4. Hari OM
    He certainly knows how to count his chickens!!! There is such a hierarchy in 'Hendom', that the feather run may have had something to do with that... entertaining for the observer &*> YAM xx

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  5. I agree, Rodney is very handsome. Glad to know that they now are safe from the fox.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  6. Oh my gosh Margaret. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the video; especially the relay race. Hearing the sound of the chickens and other birds was great. And your narration made it all such a treat.

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    1. Gadl you enjoyed the whole post Gayle, Have a great wweekend.

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  7. i think Rodney knows he is handsome. i enjoy the hens coloring. so pretty. i can only imagine being worried of creatures trying to get in & take your life ... so scary. my friends has lots of birdies and talks often of the trail of keeping them safe and sound. enjoy your day! ( :

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    1. I agree but he is OK to be around otherwise i would noot have got into the fenced area with him!

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  9. He's a handsome guy and doesn't he know it! Love the one with gray and white scalloped feathers. Looks like she is dressed for a party! Happy weekend!

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  10. Rodney is a very handsome fellow - and what a colorful flock he has there!!

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  11. "Mr Rodney" is a handsome chap . . .
    I am happy the fence is in place to protect him and the others from the fox . . .

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  12. That's the George Clooney of the chicken coop ! Such a handsome rooster !

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  13. Beautiful birds. Rodney sure is busy, keeping everybody in line.

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  14. Well hello there pretty ones. What great close-ups too, just like being there.

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  15. Rodney looks as if he is totally enjoying his life.

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  16. Lovley post ,have a nice weekend ,Nette

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  17. Wonderful images of the roosters. Very colorful.

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  18. Well, I've missed the first 12 parts of this post so I have a question. Are these your chickens? They are so beautiful and yes, roosters rule the roost. I'd still keep an eye out for them nightly. We had chickens and ducklings in a little barn. We thought we had secured it well after we lost our first little ducklings and chicks. But then we lost our second bunch and since we couldn't outsmart what ate them, we gave up on it. I wish that would have worked out for us though. It seems it would be very rewarding.

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    1. HI Stacey I have replied via email to you.

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  19. Rodney is sooo beautiful! And I love also the black and white hen! She is great!

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  20. That rooster is a handsome fellow! Some of the hens remind me of our own chickens. We have some of the same breeds. Too bad about the fox last year.

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  21. Oh what a handsome lad Rodney is. And his hen harem is beautiful too. Amazingly, today we were out for breakfast and I photographed beautiful hens walking around outside while we ate. Have a wonderful day. Jo. PS yes, we're in the thick middle of winter, Brrr.

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  22. GreatStunning chickens and handsome cock. Variegated chicken is wonderful, it has like a lacy dress on. Rarely kind of seeing, I have never.
    Have a happy weekend.

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  23. Rodney and the hens are just beautiful! Loved the photos and the video! I always wanted chickens but I doubt if that will ever happen. Glad these are safe in a pen now with the house to roost in. I had a rooster pet once but no hens. Has to be wonderful to be able to harvest the eggs!

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  24. What great fun! A feather relay ; )

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  25. What a lovely flock of chickens. Your rooster is quite the handsome devil! :)

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  26. Be still my heart! If I were a chicken I would sure go for Rodney! Gorgeous creature! All the others are beautiful, too.

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  27. Margaret what a stunning rooster and hens. Our fox likes to hunt during the day here so those hens would be fair game day and night!

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  28. What a fine looking bird - I can see why a fox would hand around that pen.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne (airport)

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  29. What a striking fellow!

    Here's hoping he and his hen harem are not harrassed!
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  30. That rooster exhibits gorgeous colors, so striking!

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  31. Some of these birds are so beautifully dressed. I love all the detail in their feathers.

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  32. wonderful captures of the rooster.

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  33. Rodney is a handsome fellow. The hens are very beautiful as well.

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  34. The rooster has gorgeous colors. All the chickens seem really energetic. The grey one with darker grey ruff looks just like my Cocoa Maran.

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  35. Amazing how pretty chickens are in beautiful light.

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  36. Rodney is one fine rooster. Hopefully, they will all be safe.

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