The Fowl Faces films show you how chickens (and other animals) can live a happy life. A life that every chicken deserves.
These Serama hens had laying problems. The egg was always without a shell, and therefor broken in their oviduct. It took them 1 or 2 days to get rid of these eggs (frirst the yellow, then the white and finally the membranes). The only way to save them was to stop them ovulating. The vet treated them with an Suprelorin 4,7 ml implant. And now they are the happiest chicks on earth.
Laura and one of the Pompom girls were my last casualties of Mareks disease. This film is made to remember them and their 15 chicken friends that died previously of this horrible disease.
Birth of 6 button quail chicks. The last one, I named it Dolphy, died after 2 days. It was a lot weaker than the others.
Belle through 4 seasons.
Saba was born in our barn. His mum, Mummy, lived in our barn with her mate Tommy and their first litter of two kittens. We haven't seen Mummy since the beginning of the summer of 2010. Hopefully she'll be back in wintertime when it gets cold outside. Mummy came back indeed! However Saba disappeared in 2012. We never saw him again. :-(
Zorro's highlights of last year. The last images are made just before he was put to sleep on 23 July 2010. He probably had Marek's disease and because of a tumour in his brain became blind and had problems with his balance.
Highs and lows of summer 2010. Featuring the late chickens Rusty and Cyndy. During the making of this film the Peking Bantam cockerel Zorro, also in the film, was slowly turning blind and Belle became weaker and weaker and had a tumour on her comb. We suspect they both had Marek's disease. Zorro was put to sleep on the 23rd of July and Belle almost one week later on the 28th of July 2010.
An attempt to show the evolution from the chicken, gallus gallus domesticus.
Our 3 serama's don't worry about a thing!
An afternoon stroll on the beach of La Tranche sur Mer, Vendée, France, on Michel Polnareff's song Lettre à France.
Lizzy's last spring in our secret garden.
In memory of Ginger who died in our absence.
Our hen Lilly Marlene came from a Houdan cockerel and a Hamburg hen. She was boisterous like her dad and elegant like her mum.
Little Hannah, a Hamburg, originally coming from the Netherlands, has definitely got the look.
An enchanting video of our geese on Satie's music. Did you know that in some countries geese are plucked alive for down in pillows, coats etc.
Rocky tells his story during his last moments of his life. Rocky died just before Christmas on the 22nd of December 2009.
A relaxing atmospheric song accompanied by images of our animals and wild birds, questioning 'is love alive'.
Our 3 Serama's enjoying an autumn day with their fellow chickens and the cats and dogs.
Rain stops play.
What broody hens want.