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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, April 26, 2008

COCHINS!!!!

Betcha can't guess who was at the poultry show. :)

Jerry and Beth! The folks that head up the show in Newnan. When I pulled up I saw a white trailer...and wondered...if it was their trailer.

I went in the building...saw lots of giant cochins being shown. Then I looked down one aisle and there was Jerry! I went right over to him and told him how happy I was to see him.

I told him what happened with Beast. In talking with Beth, she says she has this happen from time to time. One minute they are fine, eating and drinking, walking around fine, then she will come back later and someone has just up and died suddenly. Must be a defect in their genes or something? I am no breeding expert so I couldnt say.

They set me up with another breeder pair. Jerry and I went out to the trailer and looked at the three pairs he had for sale. I took a male that has a HUGE daddy...he is bigger than Beast was already. When Jerry got him out for me to look at him he says,

"Come on out Buck Buck"

I said, "Oh is that his name?"

He says no that he just calls them all that. I said well that sounds like a good name for him, so my new man has his name already. I decided on Babe for the hen. So now I have a trio of those fantastic Giant Cochins. :)

Beauty, Buck Buck, and Babe.

So I am back in business for hatching babies!

Carrie do you want any of these eggs? Let me know. Beauty is laying regularly and there was an egg in the pairs cage in the trailer, so she is laying too.

I just got them home and in the pen. Derby thinks its okay to sniff them. Beast and Beauty are used to it, but the new pair is not, so they were freaking out. I just put them in the pen til they can get a feel for the place. Everyone seems to be getting along famously. Buck Buck was dancing for Beauty already. :)

I gave Jerry and Beth big hugs and told them how much I loved them and how glad they were at this show.

We talked a while more about this and that. How to manage them in the summer as they will get hot easily. We talked about managing bugs. I am going to try the Frontline Spray like they do. I dont have that yet, but do have the topical Frontline that I use on Tip. They told me exactly where to put drops on them. One on the back of the neck, one above the vent area, one under each wing. I talked with another man about it and he uses the Frontline Spray in those places also, up near the skin, not on the feathers, just like you do when you treat a dog and cat.

Jerry says to let him know how the topical works, that that method may be even easier than the spray.

Here is their site if you would like to see some of their beautiful birds, their pens and about them.  StarCochins

Well, I got to make a hay run to Cartersville since I am already on the go. Then its time to go play with the chickens for a while. :) and the goats, and the emus. :)

So today has been the best day I could possibly have. I have my breeding trio, my summer project of breeding. :) What more could a country gal ask for? ;)

I did take pictures at the show, and I will take some pictures of my trio later on today or tomorrow. Monday I will have plenty of pictures to put up!

I AM JUST SO HAPPY!!!!!! :)

 

10 comments:

geocachelinda66 said...

I'm happy for you too, those are a nice breed of chickens!  Linda

madcobug said...

I am glad that you found some more to go with the one hen left. He should be one happy Rooster with two mates LOL. I will check out that website. Hugs, Helen

breakaway1968 said...

OH my gosh I would LOVE a couple of those eggs!  I am very happy you went!  You do see so happy and excited!  What a great idea for the birds with frontline.  So where do you buy this at...I want to buy some and be prepared!  But YA kelly PLEASE send some of those eggs too ;)  !!!  Now I'm excited!  I can't can't wait to get my incubator!    I got your envelope all written out and ready to go for shipping costs:)  We will throw it in the box at the post office tonight.  THANK YOU so much for giving me those eggs!  If there is anything I can do for you just let me know!    I would much rather hatch your eggs then someone's I don't know anything about!  

plieck30 said...

Oh boy, doesn't take much to make you happy, just a few new chickens. Thats my kind of gal. Be looking forward to the pictures. Paula

mumma4evr said...

oh...can't wait to see pics!!!
Becky

justplainbill said...

If you do pictures tomorrow, I would love to see the emus again. The last time I saw them I could not believe how they had grown so quickly. Thanks, Bill

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly it is great to hear you are so happy ~ that Rooster is going to one happy lad with two hens to live with :o) ~ Looking forward to seeing your pictures ~ Ally x

wwfbison said...

Can't wait to see the pics!
xxx
Lisa

nelishianatl said...

I can't wait to see the pictures.  Sorry I missed you when you came to Cartersville.  I'd have loved to had the chance to meet you, one of my favorite people on line.  Do you still have my number?  I am glad you got Buck Buck.  You sound happier too.  I am sorry about Beast passing away.  I hope these do alright.

Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PrayingandBelieving/

schoolgal040 said...

Oh I'm so happy you got a new trio of Cochins. They're so awesome! One day, one day I will get my wish and have some myself. I can't wait to see the babies :)

Take good care.
Huggers,
Gayla

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