Good morning Friends
I am pleased that you got a laugh from my story and thank you for the kind comments regarding my writing.
I do not know if I have it in me to write a book and while I enjoy sharing my stories with my friends who know me [albeit virtual], having to write for an unknown audience is daunting.
I guess I do have a knack for turning everyday events into something funny but they are random and trying to compile them into something with substance might be tricky.
Who knows, may be one day, when I have retired and have time to spare.
potato chip lol at “To be fair I’d probably go HELP! MONSTER! If I saw a cane toad” Yeah, I have to be honest, while I could never harm one and actually enjoy some of their quirkiness, I can not see me being best buds with a cane toad. Pretty they are not
I still call my nearly 12 month olds “the little ones”
Hi there FarmPetsGirl, welcome to BYC and the thread.
Wow! Fancy “I rarely bring in birds from ‘outside’ ..” Yep, I do believe this is the first time since I have got to know you that you have mentioned bringing in new birds … I can not wait to see them
It is funny how often our first thought is “hhhhm, that will make a wonderful chicken [insert whatever] how to get it home? And how to make it fit?”
Annibee Yep, totally agree “chickens can be ‘difficult’ …”
Poor ole Blondie is definitely not her proud-Princess-self and looks more like a moth eaten hatchery hen. She has feathers sticking out in all directions and bare patches from her current moult.
Every day the dramatic change is obvious and I am taken aback by how ‘messy’ she looks. She is also doing quite a bit of moping and sleeping. She is just over 2 years old and this is the first big moult she has experienced. Lots of protein and TLC in her future.
No eggs here either!
Interestingly, if you remember, I mentioned KiKi was broody on Monday and due to the weather [heat and rain] and not wanting to stress her out, I decided that I would not put her in the broody breaker and would just block her access to the nest box mid afternoon and ensure she slept on the roost etc. Then, this weekend, make a concerted effort to keep her out and about free ranging to take her mind of motherhood. Well, yesterday I went out to let them out for free range and she was in line with everyone else. She wandered around the garden, showing no interest in the coop or nest box and again this morning when I opened up the nest boxes, she was not interested. So not like her, she is usually the hardest to break.
I can only think that because she is not laying and neither is anyone else, she gave up because there were no eggs; may be the slightly cooler nights have helped or may be, because she has never actually had a hatch, just been broody multiple times, she just gave up Whatever the reason, I no complain
MyHaven Thank You! I wish I was able to return the favour with some good advice about your Dorking chick but sadly I have no experience in that area.
Edited by Teila - 3/4/16 at 2:01pm