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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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hatch in Texas, Speckles, Weather

EggsSentToAlaninTexas

Look at these pretty babies. They were my eggs, but not my babies. :) I sent hatching eggs to a nice man in Texas that was interested in hatching some Serama from my B Class birds. He got four cockerals and three pullets out of them! He was kind enough to send me this wonderful picture of them and I thought I would share it here on my journal. They are just beautiful aren't they? So cute!

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Speckles is holding his own. He tries to crow in the morning, but it sounds terrible because he has that congestion. As you can see in this video below, he keeps his spirits high. :)

 

We had quite a downpour last night along with some really high winds. Tip was of course nervous nelly all yesterday. I let her out at 8 last night, watching the radar closely, that was right before the rain started. Ian didnt know, and tried to let her out at 9, and even though she goes out the side in Derbys fenced area, she was at the far side pacing, trying to escape the storm as usual. She wouldnt come back when he called her so he had to go out into the rain, wind and dark to make her come back. I knew this would happen, thats why I watched the radar and got her out and back in before it started.

Now it is cold, in the 30s still, windy, but sunny.

The weekend shows great promise. Sun and lower 60s...now that sounds inviting.

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I will find out tonight what my options are for the poultry show. Either way, I will have some nice birds to show. The more I looked at Kuckoo and Coco day before yesterday...the more I decided I might show them instead of their son and daughter. When I got Kuckoo his tail looked ratty and I dont think he was fully filled out. Now, he is very handsome. The only drawback to having those two as breeders out in a pen is I dont handle them enough. Coco is no problem, but Kuckoo has become somewhat aggressive. I don't think its anything I can't handle though. I think I can settle him down.

So as of right now I have three Serama I want to show, Rod and one of the girls (Sultans), and the grown pair of Silver Laced Polish, Kuckoo and Coco.

You should see Johnny, my Sumatra. He is so filled out and perfect looking right now. He would be excellent for show, but he is VERY aggressive. The last time I handled him he bit me on the chin and was mad about being handled.

I know I can tame down any one of them, but it is work, and I dont have a lot of time before the show...so we will see how enthusiastic I get about all this. After talking to Beth tonight I will make my decisions.

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Shelby is ready to start school and we have to get done and be ready to go walking this afternoon. Cold or not, as long as its not icy, snowing, or raining, we go.

 

9 comments:

wwfbison said...

The little babies are sweet....nice hatch for the fellow.  Poor Tip, don't you just wish they could understand we are not going to let anything happen to them.  You must have blown your high winds our way....whew, it is windy!!!  Have a good day!
xxx
Lisa

mumma4evr said...

cute biabies

Becky

deshelestraci said...

That is so cool that you sent eggs and got to see how they turned out!
The storm blew through here pretty fast but it rained all day.  Good thing we needed it.
Traci

rdautumnsage said...

Definitely an aww moment, seeing the hatchlings from the eggs. I'm in love with Speckles...something about him is so endearing. I told Doc I wanted a Speckles he laughed and said we're still within city limits they won't let you have one. Not only that with 4 inside cats that would be......interesting to say the least. (Hugs) Indigo

robinngabster said...

Aw they are cute!  And how nice for him to send a pic!

madcobug said...

Those babies are really cute. I know you were glad to see how they are looking. Poor Tip being so afraid. The video was cute. Good luck on choosing who to take to the poultry show. Helen

plieck30 said...

Yes those babies are very cute. Poor Tip. We had a dog once that was so afraid of storms he ran off during a storm and we never found him. My husband had rescued him from where he worked. We think he was so afraid of water because they used a hose to wash out their cages. Paula

geocachelinda66 said...

What did you decide to name that roo?  The chicks look great!  Linda

nelishianatl said...

They are cute.  I'm looking forward to know what you will be allowed to enter in the contest.  It just rained here something awful last night and the wind was howling so bad I thought it was an airplane flying low until Dirk told me it wasn't.  

I love when it pours down like that at night.  Good sleeping weather.


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