Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pictures of the Day 1/28/2013 Sassy's New Flock

Sassy finding water.
 Sassy, our rescue chicken, has a new flock.  Our original flock of four chickens consisted of one Buff Orpington, one Black Austrolorp, and two Speckled Sussex.  All of these four birds are sweet, gentle, and easy-going. 

After the initial posturing of the birds, they accepted her into the flock.  We kept the four original birds in the enclosure and Sassy in the small coop that was inside the enclosure.  The girls were curious, but not aggressive.  We let the four out of the enclosure into the yard.  We let Sassy out of the small coop and into the enclosure.

Sassy found the food and water, so we knew she would be fine.  She also found a bit of sunshine to sit in.   Since she has been in isolation for three weeks at the Zoo, she was very cautious.  It took her a bit to remember how to be a chicken.

Scratching for food.
The five birds had only one moment of aggression -- and it came from Sassy.  She moved toward one of the birds, letting them know she wanted a place in the pecking order.  The other four birds acquiesced.  So, now life is good.  I love my birds!

The new flock stayed in the large coop last night without an incident.   Which is good, because it is snowing right now and the temperature has dropped below freezing.

Sassy and her new flock.


  1. Awesome! I'm glad they worked it out so quickly. Thank you for rescuing this sweet girl!

    1. I was a bit worried about the weather. It is getting cold here tomorrow. You can't have one chicken alone for warmth. I am glad it worked out!

  2. Aww. One happy family now. Good for Sassy that she found a loving home with you. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick