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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.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Have You Seen Rusty Lately?

I havent spoken lately about my three little Serama chicks I hatched out over the winter so I thought I would show a little video of Rusty today. He is just a little fireball of energy. He was the one that was trying to crow at about three? four? weeks old. I cant remember now exactly how old, but he was YOUNG.

What I havent mentioned until now is that he had to be banished to solitary confinement. Along with that crow came a grown up attitude in a little tiny chick. He was trying to mate poor little Ruby and fight little Rudy! The brooder you see him standing on his his home for now. He is one confused little man. You stick your hand in there and he bites you...but not out of meanness! He is trying to mate my hand. After he gets over that and you pick him up he is constantly doing a tap dance on me, trying to impress whoever will look. He needs a chill pill BAD...lol. He is VERY hyper! I did get him to settle down with me yesterday morning and we had some nice quiet petting rubbing time.

I wonder if he ever really SLEEPS???

Yes, that is a picture of Phoenix on the fridge behind Rusty...Shelby drew that about 8 months or so ago...and it is my favorite drawing of hers...so I always keep it on the fridge. :)

A few pictures too..

 

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Video below...

 

12 comments:

breakaway1968 said...

Ok those are very cute markings on him!  Is that normal?  He is adorable!  Funny how grown up he's acting!  
That picture of Shelby's is great!  

specialadyfink said...

When I was alittle tyke we had a rooster 'Big Red' that came in the house and would sit on the plant stand and watch his hens out the window...and when something went on out there he disagreed with he would flap his wings and crow and stomp to the back door and peck it until someone let him out.
I would laminate that picture to preserve it.She is quite talented.
connie

madcobug said...

That rusty is cock of the roost LOL. He has grown so much and is so cute. That picture Shelby drew is really good. Helen

magran42 said...

I love his markings.

rdautumnsage said...

Let me out, let me out, heeeyyyyyy let me out....Man is he ever hyper....A proud little man if I eve saw one. (Hugs) Indigo

plieck30 said...

Not only are they pretty they are funny too. Paula

nelishianatl said...

He grew fast!  Talk about teenagers!  He acted grown before she actually was.  Shelby is such a talented artist.  Laminate it and keep it.  She'll be grown and gone before you blink your eyes twice.  Treasure it and I know you do her.  I still think about how sweet your were to get her the Jeff Dunham doll at Christmas time.  Warm fuzzies when I think about your mothering.  You're doing an awesome job.

NELISHIA
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mcknansmom said...

how pretty he is!!!  can't wait to see him when he is all filled out. I love his colors!

wwfbison said...

He is gorgeous, lol, and hyper, that is funny!
xx
Lisa

sunnybethe said...

He is filling in so nice!

~Bethe     http://journals.aol.com/sunnybethe/palm-harbor/~

geocachelinda66 said...

He really is a handsome bird!  Linda

schoolgal040 said...

My gosh I can't believe how much he has grown----and so fast! Too bad he is being such a stinker..LOL. But he is CUTE.

Huggers,
Gayla

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