A Visit to the Fruity Chicken

I spent the holidays with my family in Las Vegas. My brother Max is the author of the often mentioned Fruity Chicken. It’s his blog about raising chickens and fruit trees in Las Vegas. The virtual Fruity Chicken is located on WordPress, but the real one is located at the base of Sunrise Mountain on the outskirts of town. I thought I would use a post to show you around the nearly famous grounds.

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The photo above is the view from the house on the lot adjacent to the chicken pen. The truth is that the Fruity Chicken rests on an acre packed with potential and a house in the midst of a massive remodel. My first day in town Max offered to show me around the new digs. Of course I brought my camera.

I have spent the last year shooting wild birds to improve my ability to make quick decisions with my camera – to get better at catching the shot. A walk around the back of the lot put my practice to the test – I’m accustomed to shooting from my porch, here I was out in the open when I spotted some movement in the oleanders. The bars on the wings reminded me of a jay, but the coloring was all wrong, it was a vireo – only in town on its way to Mexico on its annual migration.

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He decided to some out of the oleanders and look me over.

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Back in the oleanders I spotted some movement and caught a couple of white crowned sparrows.

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We made our way over towards the chicken run when we came across some sentries – the roof pack – Oddy and Michone. They permitted us to pass.

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The Fruity Chicken is filled with lots of types of chickens. I’m fascinated with their eyes. I have no clue what kind these are, but I liked the looks they gave me.

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The Fruity Chicken has a few non-chicken residents as well – there are a small group of ducks as well – some with mohawks like this girl.

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I probably should have taken shots if the orchards or the houses, but I only have eyes for the birds.

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41 thoughts on “A Visit to the Fruity Chicken

  1. Wow! Those are fabulous pictures! REALLY!!! Such fun, and personality. And I think birds are so hard to take! Love the dogs on the roof picture.

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  3. Great photos, as always. I love that those sparrows are so interesting, the ones I see here in the city are all a brownish gray color. And I definitely never knew chickens could be pretty!

  4. Love this – have shared it on Facebook! (I must get around to emailing you about the other pics some time, sorry for being so quiet on that.)

  5. Nice ‘chicken’ portraits, Lorri.
    If I’d been in your shoes, I’d have taken photos of the birds also.

    I would have been aiming for the eyes as well – lol.

    The white crowned sparrows look interesting – ours are plain of course and it was nice to see your variation.

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