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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.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Y'all may or may not remember back in the Spring I ordered some chicks through the mail from McMurray Hatchery. When you order, you have an option to get a free mystery chick. Well of course I wanted my free mystery chick. (They call it a RARE chick, but I don't know about that. This one is a Golden Laced Wyandotte, not that particularly rare.) Anyway, we ended up with this here...at the time he had no name. Matter of fact he didnt get a name til the rooster I brought home from Collinsville Trade Day was named Everett. Sometimes the name comes right away, sometimes it takes a while.



Remember I mentioned he was pushing Gabby while she was trying to eat on that fence post...he thinks he is supposed to be fed special like that too..and well..here he is sure enough...getting his own little pile of food...but some of the girls soon join in.


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If he would just grow that tail on out by February I sure would like to show him. He is just such a pretty young man. He is already just a big big huge guy. He is really quite sweet though...doesnt have an aggressive bone in his body..unless Everett comes around. Funny, out of all the roosters wandering about...those two are the two that don't get along...and well..Everett runs, and he is smart to do so...because he will never stand a chance against Pete. For the most part they coexist fine, no one gets hurt. Here is one more of Pete...and one of Everett I just took. Everett is a Silver Spangled Hamburg.

Pete has that one feather on his wing twisted around. It is firmly in place though...as I have tugged on it to try to get it to come off.


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Now I dont have a "Delmar" yet...but I imagine there will come a time when I do have one. If anyone is wondering...those are the three main characters in 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou', one of my favorite movies.

Some of my chickens just stick out more than others, they develop special personalities that set them apart from the rest.

Gabby is always surprising me. While I was getting in the groceries I had the screen door to the porch open and she followed me into the kitchen...and back out to the truck, and back into the kitchen...lol...she is just a character.

Chickens sure are fun. I will have new pictures of my new additions and Shelbys two new bunnies soon.


madcobug said...

He sure has turned out to be a pretty rooster and has grown up so quickly. I would love to see Gabby following you around like a pup LOL. Thanks for sharing your news and pictures. Helen

gen0507 said...

Pete is a big ole boy.  He's very pretty.  Maybe his tail feathers will come on before Feb. so you can show him.  That one feather does look like it would be loose.  LOL


ally123130585918 said...

Your Chickens are lovely ~ we don't keep any anymore so I do love to read about yours ~ Pete is a hadsome chap ~ and I smiled at Gabby following you in and out of the kitchen as you unloaded your groceries ~ she really is a character ~ look forward to seeing the pictures of Shelbys two new bunnies ~ Ally x

blazensun said...

Pete sure did turn out to be a pretty big boy. Real nice looking.



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geocachelinda66 said...

Those are nice roosters!  Linda

bhbner2him said...

Bubba named a rooster Rebel once.  And Bug has named a couple.  But we've never tried to name all of ours.  My husband would be honored I'm sure to share the name Pete with your handsome rooster.  ;o)  -  Barbara

hestiahomeschool said...

We definitely want chickens! I found a man in town who is selling the ones who lay colored eggs (starts with an A...) for only seven dollars! Shelby has her heart set on silkies. I am thinking that with winter coming on it would be better to wait till spring but...if you want a road trip, come on up!!!!

wwfbison said...

They are gorgeous and your pictures are great.  I love the baby picture!!!  They do look quite big.

deshelestraci said...

Pete is very handsome!  So the feather grows twisted and won't straighten out?

nay0114 said...

Very handsome fellas you got there. I've never seen that movie, but everyone tells me it's really good. Sometime when it's quiet around here I'll have to watch it.
Take care, Chrissie

nay0114 said...

I forgot I was gonna say my husband when we started having kids wanted three boys named Orrin, Tell and Tyrell off of the Sacketts one of his favorite movies. I was like that's okay and instead went with one of my childhood favorites Big Valley and wanted Jarrod, Nicholas and Heath. Well I got Jarrod.. then we got two girls after that. I wanted to use Victoria and Audra, but he wouldn't let me LOL.
Take care, Chrissie