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post #2231 of 26176

so cute...congrats
 

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Cute!     clap.gif

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Welcome to BYC and The Old Folks Home thread, Insanity!  We're glad you joined us! 

Tin Star Poultry - Standard bred Silver Campines

BCMs and EEs bred for egg color - Chocolate, blue, and green

Celebrating the second half of my first century
 

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Tin Star Poultry - Standard bred Silver Campines

BCMs and EEs bred for egg color - Chocolate, blue, and green

Celebrating the second half of my first century
 

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post #2234 of 26176

thanks wisher. glad to be here
 

post #2235 of 26176
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I feel sort of silly posting this, what with recent bad news certainly overshadowing it, but I found my house rooster, Jack, dead on the sofa this morning. He was still warm, but gone. My silly, special needs WCB Polish boy would surely have died months ago had I not brought him into the house permanently, after the third time he suffered crest and head pecking damage, so he had some very special time with me, but I didn't think he would die with so little warning.

He was a little off last night, holding his wings away from his body as he perched on the back on the sofa. He also wanted to snuggle right against my body. I brought him a cup of water and he drank quite a bit, eagerly.

He has never shown all that much energy (except when crowing!) and his movements have always been measured and deliberate, due to his blind eye. He never ran or scampered anywhere, the two pullets often ran past him and he'd start turning circles as if the girls' passing had enough force to whirl him around like some cartoon scene. I had to encourage him to jump up on the sofa and he always clawed /climbed up my torso or the arm of the sofa to get to the sofa back. So, he's never been "right" - I just didn't expect to find him dead.

I could always tell it was Jack walking around - laminate floors - and his steps sounded like he stomped everywhere, carefully placing his feet for each step. He stopped frequently, as if to rest in his explorations.

I am so sad. Quivery lip sad, leaky eyes. I wrapped him in a t-shirt but am not ready to bury him
yet. He was a big lunk of feathered, trusting company.
This made me cry for the second time today. I'm so sorry for your loss
post #2236 of 26176
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Thank you for all the kind words.  Here's a recent photo of Jack perched on his stool on the coffee table. He was LF WCBP, not some bantam fella. 

 

And then, what has cheered me immensely today was picking up Sparkle, the silkie hen another BYCer needed to re-home - and *I* was selected (mostly because of my explanation about my House Chickens)..  These shots were all taken while we sat in the parking lot after the exchange.

 

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We had a lovely ride home from Sacramento - she's so docile and trusting.  We brk-brked at each other the whole distance.  We're home, now....  acclimating. Dooley, the No Chickens In The House guy is horrified with the new Inside Addition.  Zorro doesn't give a .... hoot.... about her at all, just as long as she doesn't ever get between him and his dog dish.  Lizbeth is the absolutely fantastic cat she is and just sniffed Sparkle then sat back when Sparkle flapped in surprise.

 

Simba the rabbit probably hopes there won't be another chicken roosting on his hutch at night. 


Wow, Jack was a really cool looking guy.  :)  I hadn't seen a picture of him like that..I think I saw a close up of his head..really pretty boy.

And now, what a lucky little chicken, and she doesn't even know it..well, she may be getting an inclination by now.  Congrats.!

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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post #2237 of 26176
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so cute...congrats
 

 

 

    

                                                                              

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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post #2238 of 26176

Linda I'm so happy you have a cute new buddy. Now go to the California thread and see the pair of birds I won in the raffle at the Stockton show. Roo looked like a turkey to my neighbors. LOL

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post #2239 of 26176

Linda, love your new buddy!!  Looks like retirement is keeping you busy!

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NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

  

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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post #2240 of 26176
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Originally Posted by gryeyes View Post

Thank you for all the kind words.  Here's a recent photo of Jack perched on his stool on the coffee table. He was LF WCBP, not some bantam fella. 

 

And then, what has cheered me immensely today was picking up Sparkle, the silkie hen another BYCer needed to re-home - and *I* was selected (mostly because of my explanation about my House Chickens)..  These shots were all taken while we sat in the parking lot after the exchange.

 

..

 

We had a lovely ride home from Sacramento - she's so docile and trusting.  We brk-brked at each other the whole distance.  We're home, now....  acclimating. Dooley, the No Chickens In The House guy is horrified with the new Inside Addition.  Zorro doesn't give a .... hoot.... about her at all, just as long as she doesn't ever get between him and his dog dish.  Lizbeth is the absolutely fantastic cat she is and just sniffed Sparkle then sat back when Sparkle flapped in surprise.

 

Simba the rabbit probably hopes there won't be another chicken roosting on his hutch at night. 

What a lucky and very pretty little girl. Congrats !!!

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