It looks like everyone had fun at the Chickenfest. I'm so sad I missed it. We got busy and completely forgot! Oh well, there is always next year and by then I can drive myself!
I saw some really cute pics of chicks and goats and cows and.....Kangaroos? And other exotic animals I can't spell right?! Love it! Their adorable! Somebody has their own personal zoo goin' on!
So, my county's fair was fun, my friends entered their rabbits and lol, the younger sister showed her older sisters rabbits and won while her sister well, she didn't win with her bunnies. However, they both 'borrowed' a cow to show, I don't know who from, some small farm they loan the cows out to 4hers. They did well and won but can't go to state because the people who own the cows don't go to state? Odd right?
Anyway the chicken shows disappointed me. Only four birds their truly looked good. Two white silkies, and two polish. One was frizzled!! The rest were your basic hatchery, farm store birds. And what got me was that the manual even says you can not enter a bird unless its a purebred. Yet I saw Golden comets and Production reds and black sex links. So I don't know what's up with that but there were also less birds it seemed. I'M disappointed I couldn't show my birds Ah well.
I'm down three birds too. Thursday the week before last I was gone all day. Wake up that Friday to find one of my Barred Rock Cockerel cowering against the door, outside the grow out pen. Nothing too bad, missing some feathers, a bit ruffled, he pulled out of it. However, I found that I only had 8, instead of 9. Then I found that I was missing Rocket, my RIR/Production Red and Ivory, my EE. The confusing part? Coops were closed and no bodies, no feathers. I found five feathers next to my dogs area but not enough to say my dog mauled the barred rock cockerel I am missing. Those are the only feathers I found and I looked all over! Anyone have ideas? My mom saw a fox far down the road coming to our house and a few nights ago I saw it as well but there is no way it could get into either coops so I'm stumped.