Meet the Flocks Meet the Flocks The Mixed Flock Poptart The sweetest hen of my original flock. She is the most daring and the most curious of my three Buff Orpingtons. She’s always the first to come investigate new things in the run. She learns things quickly and she is always scratching around and chattering away in the run. She gets along well with everyone. She loves to follow me wherever I go. Butter cupA Buff Oprington who looks like Poptart but has a completely different personality. She is afraid of new things, which include new toys and any treat that comes in a bag. She will usually run into the coop screaming like the sky is falling when she encounters any type of change. She’s a friendly bird but doesn’t particularly enjoy being held. She is the Orpington that is most likely to squabble with the younger hens DumplingA Buff Orpington that looks like the others. If it wasn’t for their different personalities it would be difficult to be able to tell them apart. She is docile and sweet. She tends to go broody more often than the others. She prefers to be with Poptart and Buttercup to the younger hens. When the younger hens are nearby Dumpling stays to herself. She loves treats but prefers to eat them from my hand rather than scrambling to get them with the others. The Orpington ChicksThese are the three Buff Orpingtons at about a week old. They were born in March 2019. The one in front on the left is Buttercup, Dumpling is in the back and Poptart is the little one on the right Halley One of the four younger hens. She is a friendly Golden Comet who at times can be a bit of a brat. She was the first to escape the brooder when she was little and now that she is older she does whatever she has to do to get her point across. She has been known to sneak up behind me, giving me a light peck to let me know that she wants attention. When I enter the run with vegetables runs and jumps to get them out of my hand. She is quite pushy but very funny. She’s the one who keeps me on my toes PennyMy other Golden Comet loves to stand on top of things. When I’m cleaning the coop she comes in and stands on the roost. In the run she will jump on top of the bins that hold treats and supplies. She likes to be pretty close to eye level with me. Penny loves to go into the coop and look out the window even she can see most of the yard from the run. She knows her name very well and comes running when I call her Marsala A beautiful cream Legbar who lays teal colored eggs. In many ways, her personality is similar to Poptart’s. She is curious and daring and not afraid of new things. She is also very smart and I’ve seen her learn things by watching the other hens. PicattaMy other cream Legbar . She’s a little smaller than Marsala and her crest is also smaller so it’s easy to tell them apart from a distance. She is a curious bird, always wanting to see what’s going on. She is the quietest of the four younger hens. She likes to stay nearby, be petted, and she gets along with everyone The 4 younger hens as chicksThis is a picture of the four younger hens. from left to right is Penny, Halley, Picatta and Marsala. They have all grown bigger but their personalities haven’t changed since this picture was taken. They were born in March of 2020 and they are three days old in this picture The Seramas Jilli My beautiful Serama hen. She is the sweetest little girl in the world. She is extremely easy going. I got Jilli when she was a about a year old. She is about 10 ounces. Jilli’s is quite vocal when she wants a snack but she is very picky about what she will and will not try. Her favorite is sardines. Though she has seen the hens outside she hasn’t ever been in the same coop and run with them. Jacques My Serama rooster who is a sweetheart. He likes to protect and take care of Jilli. Because they live inside the most he really has to protect her from is probably a spider but he does his job pretending he’s tough though it seems that Jilli is the one who really rules their roost. When it comes to treats, Jacques takes the treats and drops them so that Jilli can have them. If he doesn’t drop them quickly enough she takes them from his beak. He crows a lot but it’s more of a squeak than a crow.