Hey, I like those T-shirts! Nice work.
Hi Everyone! Once again, I am planning on becoming a regular on the thread again. I have really missed everyone! Thank you to all who checked on my whereabouts--lol. I sincerely do appreciate the messages!
We last left off (I'll make this short) when my DH had his second melanoma surgery-- he’s fine. I had a weird lengthy ear infection-- I’m fine. I have been going back and forth to Louisville every week because my oldest sister had cancer surgery-- she’s fine, but recovering. My DH made a round trip to IU today to pick up our younger daughter who has a chronic illness. She’ll feel better. Needless to say, between the holidays, work, and family illnesses, I’ve been exhausted.
My 11 pet chickens are all doing well! Since Nene’s passing, my LF flock has been co-ruled by my 2.5 year old black&white “sisters” (I got them as pullets from a farm) -- my Barred Rock, Tweedy, and SLW Lacey. Tweedy is the flock leader outside of the coop, and Lacey is the flock leader inside the coop. That seems unusual to me…has anyone else every had Co-Flock Leaders? My EE, Road Runner, wants so badly to perch with Tweedy and Lacey at night, but they peck her away. Road Runner then knocks my two giant English Orpingtons off the perch (until I lock up the coop and put a partition between her and the Orps--lol). My blue silkie, Smalty, perches between the Orps, and my splash silkie, Ditzy, sleeps in a nesting box. In a smaller coop, my chocolate bantam Orp, Bonbon, still resides with her three “babies” -- black bantam Cochins who are now laying. One is still half the size of the other two and is especially adorable.
I am looking forward to re-connecting with old friends and getting to know new members!
I am so relieved and very happy you guys are all ok We have sure missed you. Remission is the key word in cancer. My mom won so far, its been 13 years since her cancer terrified all of us.
On your question, yes. Often the alpha will call a truce eventuallly and chose an equal leader after a lot of arguments. The larger the flock grows you will see it more often.