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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Offspring

Last February I came home from the Poultry Show with these two...Shelby named them Coco (the hen) and Kuckoo (the roo). I managed to incubate about 7 of her eggs...but only two made it. They are the cutest little things with their big hairdos coming in.

 

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Here is the older one...what a cutie. I can't tell if the chicks are boys or girls yet on this breed. Harder to tell.

 

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Here is a picture of the younger Polish chick in the midst of the others I hatched for myself. Can you spot it? LOL How can you not. ;)

 

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It is supposed to be 102 degrees today. I am so worried about all the animals outside. I think I am going to bring the rabbit inside. I put a box fan on him yesterday...but he is getting old and I am afraid this heat is going to kill him. So far the chickens are making it through...and I keep Derby hosed down...although for some reason he seems to be tolerating it better than anyone.

Everyone please take care and stay cool and drink plenty of fluids.

Anyone ever see the movie Pitch Black? That is one of my favorite movies. Yesterday the sun outside reminded me of that planet they got stuck on with three suns...so bright and unreal.

Last year we lost Willie (named after Willie Nelson of course) to the day after day relentless 100 degree and above heat. He just couldn't take it. I was misting him with water throughout the day to try and keep him cooler...but that afternoon I found him gone. He was a sweet boy and I still miss him.  Here is a picture of Willie from last year.

 

Willie

10 comments:

nay0114 said...

I know exactly what you mean about worrying about all the outside animals. Those chickens are having a hair day like me ;-). You better stay cool too and not do to much outside today.
I've heard of that movie, but have never seen it. The kids watched it one time I think.
Have a cool day.
Take care, Chrissie

plieck30 said...

Wow what a hair do! No I haven't seen that movie. Guess I always thought Texas was the only hot place. lol Bet your animals appreciate all the care you give them in the heat. Paula

madcobug said...

Those chickens are downright pretty. Good idea to bring the rabbit inside for a couple of days. It's gonna be hot here also. The same temp is predicted for here today. Helen

mumma4evr said...

it is soo hot and humid here....take a shower and can't dry off!!!
Becky

wwfbison said...

Those chickens are beautiful...the one picture looks like a feather duster.  Now do you have them in with all the other chickens or do these fancy guys have to stay alone?  Oh poor Willie, sometimes it seems no matter how hard we try to keep them cool nature takes over.  This excessive heat is a big concern for me too.  I am always hosing the horses down and the buffs who want it.  Take care,
Lisa

geocachelinda66 said...

I hope it cools off soon.  Linda

ally123130585918 said...

elly they are beautiful ~ I hope it cools down and you don't lose any of your animals ~ Ally x

jacksj989 said...

I have never seen hens like these before.  How wonderful that you are able to share their photos with me.

John.

acoward15 said...

Wasn't that chicken in Bon Jovi?
http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard

dwaincade said...

I just loved seeing all of your animals and the visit was even more pleasant.  I love the picture of the polish that looks like she is looking over a pair of glasses.  Its good to know that chicken addiction is not terminal.  And just so you know it, I look forward to reading your blog, its like spending time with an old friend.

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