Originally Posted by shadow rabbit10
Aw. Hopefully she'll make friends with either her parents or the chicks. Or you could just let her live in your house forever.
Haha, I think that's what she's angling for! I think my family would throw me
out to the coop if I tried, though.
Originally Posted by TheChickenQueen
Has he shown any interest in the big girls?
I'll have to remember to do that, but in May is my area's annual chicken stock so I'll probably get a bunch of chicks than too
I have no restraint when baby birds are in front of me and I have money in my pocket.
Oh she is so cute
what a little stinker! I don't think you told us about that, so cute! One of my cats is terrified of chickens including chicks, I understand what that would be like.
Oh, yeah, he dances and chirps and flirts indiscriminately with all the hens. It's just most of them either body check him for trying or just ignore him.
Ah, the temptations of chicks in spring... Feed stores are so difficult to get out of empty-handed!
Originally Posted by pattyhen
I have subscribed to this thread. I've read it all and I have laughed and cried along with you. The pictures are beautiful and your love for your chickens and ducks shows through with each entry.
I am in Indiana too. I live in Southern Indiana right across the river from Louisville, Ky. I am retired now and I love having more time to spend with my ducks and chickens. I have 12 or 13 chickens everytime I count I come up with a new number you know how chicken math is. I have 15 ducks. I don't have any call ducks like Crash but I have runners and mixed breeds.
I understood completely when you lost your beloved Fru Fru. I hope I spelled her name right I'm not good with spelling. I had a buff orphington that was also my soulmate that I lost about five years ago. I still miss her and I have pictures of her on my desk here.
I look forward to reading your posts and looking at your beautiful chickens and ducks pictures. I hope you get to feeling better real soon.
Aw, shucks! Welcome aboard, neighbor!
(Although I'm practically across the state from you, way up in the northeast corner!)
Frou-Frou was a difficult loss to cope with, and even being more at peace now, what with having her picture with me, always near my heart, I still think about her so often and I miss her. I can't even go back to page 17 on this thread or to her memorial thread without reliving the emotions of that day, perhaps not as raw, but still quite painful... Not a lot of people understand how attached you can get to these birds, and so I'm quite grateful any time I meet someone who does.
As for this nasty cold, I think after yesterday the worst is over. I stopped posting last night when I needed to go get the coops closed for the night, came back in afterwards with the shakes because my fever had spiked, and spent the rest of the night shivering under a blanket. My fever has broken today, and though I still feel like I have a cold, I feel a lot better anyway. Phew! Now to fight off the rest of it so that I can get back to the important things, like taking pictures of my girls.
In the mean time, I returned Elda to the chicken yard again this morning and it looks like she has been mostly re-accepted into the flock. She's been hanging out with Georgette a lot and I saw her mixed in a group of miscellaneous hens earlier when I opened the gate for free-range. Looks like she'll be staying outside now. I'm feeling a bit torn about having her outside after what happened to her sister, but I know she's happier there and that it's better for her than being stuck in the little makeshift pen in my room. I hope she stays safe...
And as one last note, I found a mystery egg in the coop last night, in one of the dust baths the girls have carved in the dirt floor of the addition. I thought at first that it was Ihi's, but upon closer inspection I realized that it was actually a light brown egg and not white like Ihi lays. A lot of the girls have started squatting again recently, but this egg is not quite right for any of them... Only thing I can figure is one of them needs an inkjet tune-up.
Either way, yay eggs!