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!!!!!! :)