Mother Clucker: Ameraucana

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Ameraucana Chicken

Week by Week Photos

See photos of our Ameraucana chicken, Mother Clucker, as a day-old baby chick and week by week through her growth and development!

Mother Clucker: a little broody

Mother Clucker: a little broody

Meet Mother Clucker!

Oh, Mother Clucker, you are too sweet of a creature to have this name. Each of our five kiddos have and named a chicken. This chicken is our tween-aged son’s. Unsure if he named her because with five kids we are always talking about respecting each other and minding each other’s business, (and not being a Mother Hen), or middle school humor. Either way, I call her “Bird-Bird,” as even though my neighbors might find it amusing, I have zero desire to run around my yard calling, “Hey Mother Clucker!” So, her name is not intended to offend you in any way.

The Urban Chickens: Mother Clucker at 21 Weeks

Mother Clucker at 21 Weeks

Mother Clucker loves for us to hold her and is just a little bigger than a white Cockatoo, for size reference, and—super cuddly! Loves to be held like a baby! Very tolerant of lots of handling and attention—she thrives on it and loves to carry on a conversation. Often, Bird-Bird will follow me around the chicken yard talking back and forth as we go. She more has a gravelly, voice than squeaky peeps like her Ameraucana siblings and mutters a lot with increasing intensity. I’m pretty sure she’s mimicking and repeating back to me, “Bird, bird…”

Mother Clucker with Sweetie

Mother Clucker with Sweetie

She also does these precocious head tilts that are SO expressive! You know she’s up to something or is thinking hard and it’s very, very cute.

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker Sleeping Like A Baby

Sleeping like a baby

Once, when she was maybe 6 weeks old the chickens were coming out of the coop on the first morning and she didn’t know what to do, so she flew from the coop ladder to my shoulder! It was a huge surprise indeed!! I’m pretty sure she felt uncomfortable about what to do, but comfortable going to me. Could go on all day about how much we love this chicken!!! Her siblings are Triple Tall and Sloth. We adopted all three of them from Baxter Barn.

Mother Clucker and her first egg!Mother Clucker and her blue first egg!
Blue Eggs from an AmeraucanaBlue Eggs from an Ameraucana

“Bird-Bird” is an Ameraucana. People primarily adopt these chickens for their incredibly sweet dispositions, gorgeous feather colors and markings, and (of course!) their blue eggs, which can range in shade from very light blue to sky blue.

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker at 22 Weeks

22 Weeks, in the wildflower garden

In our experience, Ameraucanas are not the most aware birds in the flock, but they certainly are the sweetest and most gentle. I often watch as the flock eats their food and the Ameraucanas are often pushed out or completely miss the food tossed right to them. I think it is their reaction time, just a little bit slower—although—it’s nearly impossible for any chicken to compete with our Buff OrpingtonStar.

Morning Oatmeal in 0-60 m.p.h.

Morning Oatmeal at 0-60 m.p.h.

She is so fast, she gets nearly triple the fruit/scratch of any other chicken! I often purposefully toss the tidbits directly to the Ameraucanas as they seem to get frustrated as well that they are trying to get food and it is repeatedly swiped out from under them, literally. They go for the food, another chicken gets it, and they look all over, confused, like, “Where did it go?” Mother Clucker seriously has a surprised look on her face!

Photos of Mother Clucker, Our Ameraucana

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 1 Day Old

1 Day Old

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 2 Weeks Old

2 Weeks Old

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 3 Weeks Old

3 Weeks Old, with Sloth

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 3 Weeks Old

3 Weeks Old, with Sweetie & Apricot

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 3 Weeks Old

3 Weeks Old

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 4 Weeks Old

4 Weeks Old

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 4 Weeks Old

4 Weeks Old

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 5 Weeks Old

5 Weeks Old

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 6 Weeks Old

6 Weeks Old, with Sloth & Apricot

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 6 Weeks Old

6 Weeks Old

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 6 Weeks Old

6 Weeks Old

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 10 Weeks Old

10 Weeks Old

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 10 Weeks Old

10 Weeks Old, with Trick or Treat

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 10 Weeks Old

10 Weeks Old, with Trick or Treat & Star

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 11 Weeks Old

11 Weeks Old, with Star

The Urban Chickens - Mother Clucker: Americauna Chicken - 11 Weeks Old

11 Weeks Old


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