This moves thread moves at the speed of lightening!
Haven't been on in a few days and I'm lost already!
Okay -- tomorrow I will try to get info to the gal who wants to mail her bird, we do it all the time - even full size male peacocks.
As I scrolled through I saw lots of birds that I wanted to know more about - but's it 1am and I have a big project due by 9am!
I just heard that some nice people went to the Spring Hill Heritage Poultry Conservatory today and asked for Widget (!!!!!!)
Who? Who? Who?
She wasn't there because Soule and I are working in St Petersburg at the moment - and she's a "Traveling Chicken."
But I had to stop what I was doing when I got the call to say how excited Soule was to hear Widget was famous. And of course post a photo of her.
Bridget and Max
We were doubly sorry not to be there at the SHHPC today because we heard her little sister "Bridget" had her first egg today. Eggg -xciting.
Bridget is a Blue Frizzled Bantam Cochin. And get this - her husband - very much by her choice - is a Mille Fluer Serama Cockeral named Maximilian. Yep. We are gonna hatch that egg - or see if she is going to get all broody like Widget. I wish I could drive up tomorrow!
Soooo. We'll have to tell you about the HUGE love affair between Bridget and Max. It's epic.
This is an image of Widget from today - she's standing outside the "play pen" trying to coax the shy chicks like the little Serama "Twins" to come around to her side. We've put paper all over the floor so they could run around the tiled living room tonight. The two chicks with her are two of the Modern Triplets she hatched. The first two to hatch and the first two to do everything. Especially the very oldest, or "Mod 1" as he's called. He so "brave" he'd probably have been eaten by a hawk by now if he was a farm free range kinda chickee. Here it means he gets extra pets and yummy bits.
These will be incredible tame chickens. Hand-raised doesn't cover it. If only we could house break them too!