Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by enola, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I drove for a little over one hour today to visit "Nadine", a fellow chicken person on this site. She was kind enough to sell me an Auraucana rooster. And show me all of her chickens ! [​IMG] She has all of these gorgeous chickens, some in tractors, some in their own housing and her laying hens free ranging.... Everywhere you look she has chickens !!!

    Any way, I just arrived home and have put my rooster in the dog kennel where my (only) hen can see him. He thinks she is the cutest thing on two legs with feathers. [​IMG] She is furious because this "thing" has invaded her territory !! [​IMG] (She has never seen a rooster before [​IMG] )

    I will put them in the coop together, after his quarantine is over. Maybe by then she will be used to seeing him. I sure hope when he starts crowing, she doesn't start crowing again . . .

    It is funny to own a hen that crows. All the neighborhood kids were sure she was a he until she started laying eggs. Now they are sure I have the strangest chicken in the world ! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] plus [​IMG] equals [​IMG]

    I guess my next trip will be to pick up an incubator.


    Thanks Nadine [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  2. sofiesmom0111

    sofiesmom0111 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    your chicken crows? How funny...
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] yep, she crows. The neighborhood kids love it ! It is not a pretty crow, like a rooster is capable of. But, boy, does she try. Strangely, she only crows while she is laying [​IMG]
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Nola! I am so glad you made it home safely!
    Did Boom Boom crow while you were driving? I bet you would have gotten some looks at the red lights! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I bet he does think she is gorgeous. He likes girls, he likes girls a lot! [​IMG]

    She sounds too cute with her crowing. I bet she may stop now that Boom Boom is there to talk to. She must crow when she lays so no predators will be tempted to come about and get her egg. She must think she has a very ferocious noise.[​IMG]

    Make sure you take pictures when they finally make babies. I want to see those gorgeous youngsters.[​IMG]

    I am glad you came to visit and welcome you back anytime. I am sorry I had to rush off and get my DD. I would have loved to have talked all afternoon! And not only about the chickens either! We have so much in common with the horses, Bettas and Guinea Pigs. How fun!
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Boom-Boom was talking real sweet to her yesterday, but she wasn't listening very well ! She walked back and forth in her pen, dragging her wing and stalking him. [​IMG] And making some very un-hen like noises. [​IMG]

    But, this morning, she is just prancing around her pen making little hen noises again. [​IMG] When I fed them, he tried to feed her a piece of his feed. [​IMG]

    He started crowing at 5:30 this morning. [​IMG] But, the neighbors couldn't hear him, because all the dogs in the neighborhood started barking ! ! ! [​IMG]

    I enjoyed our little visit yesterday so much. There are no people around here to talk to about chickens, except the ones that fight their chickens. [​IMG]

    I didn't realize how much I miss my guinea pigs. Your daughter's are just so darling !

    Ok, now I have the rooster, next thing to buy is an incubator.....

    Then I want to talk to you about some Welsummer eggs ! ! !

    ps. Mike is coming over after classes today to see Boom-Boom. [​IMG]
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    So what did Mike think of your new addition? Probably thinks you are going to be like me, the crazy chicken lady! LOL

    That is so sweet that Boom Boom wanted to feed your little hen! How cute is he! Such the charmer. He has much more personality then his father does. I know your girl will warm up to him with time.

    I will have Welsummer eggs for hatching later this spring. I should have shown you how dark I am getting with them.

    Have you tried to make one of the homemade incubators? There are plenty of threads on here for lots of different ones. I have never tried them but they are just too cool to read about. The oddest one was the crock pot! Of all things! [​IMG]
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not saying Nadine has any illness or anything but your new bird should not come anywhere close to you flock for 30 days.
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Mike didn't get a chance to come over yet [​IMG] He will get to see Boom-Boom this weekend, we think.

    Mike still cannot understand why I had to drive "all that time" just for "a chicken" [​IMG]

    Enola says, "Oh ! Honey ! She has the most gorgeous guinea pigs !!!"

    Mike says, " [​IMG] "

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    POOR GUY !!!
  9. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Me thinks he doesn't know what he has gotten into!
    Yeah, you just tell him we had a baby boom and will have to sell some of these babies and watch his face! LOL Bless his heart, he thinks you shouldn't have gone after a roo and here you are talking piggies.
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I worked until 10 pm last night so when Mike called this morning, I was still in bed.

    The conversation went like this . . . .

    Me : Hello ?
    Mike : Are you up yet ?
    Me : Hello ! I am now . . ..
    Mike : What's the rooster doing this morning ?
    Me : Well ! Good morning to you too !
    Mike : Good morning, honey.... WHAT's the rooster doing this morning ?
    Me : I don't know, I am not up yet.....
    Mike : Well don't you think you better get up and go check the rooster ? ? ? ?

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    *********** so, coffee in hand, I am now leaving the computer to go check the rooster ***********

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