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Old 11-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #651
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You getting the "free to good home" chickens????
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #652
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No--the person had already given them away. However, we did get seven (!) little ladies yesterday--three lovely RIRs, a Chantecler (rare Canadian breed) and three baby Buff Orpingtons (3 months old). I assumed that they had been raised together so only brought the one dog crate. The baby buffs (to differentiate them from Prudence and Aggatha) road home in a box on my lap. Of course I opened the box so they could watch the countryside passing them by. The conversation went something like this:

Baby Buff #1: Are we there yet?
Baby Buff #2: Wow--I've never flown this fast before.
Baby Buff #3: I can't look!
Baby Buff #1: Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:01 PM   #653
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So what do they think of their new home? Sounds like they are good travelers.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #654
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Only reason I could see you cleaning a crate...and not taking your girls for a ride. Baby Buffs...funny!
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #655
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So what do they think of their new home? Sounds like they are good travelers.
They are settling in. The RIRs are establishing pecking order over the ones hatched here in June (the new gals are about ready to lay). The Baby Buffs are hanging out close to the coop. Hopefully I can get them all back in tonight. I brought them out to the coop after everyone else was settled for the night.

It is a lovely sunny day, so all the ladies are out enjoying the weather and foraging (which takes on a different meaning when the Big Chicken tosses biscuits out on the lawn...).
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #656
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I can't help but wonder if the girls have their coop decorated for Christmas. Maybe a Cadbury cream egg or two.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:21 PM   #658
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It was a hard winter for the girls--I lost several of them, but Myrtle is still with me. She doesn't lay a lot of eggs any more--she's 4 years old now. When she does lay an egg--it is about 100-120 g and a double yolker. Myrtle is working on becoming a therapy chicken. A friend of mine has agoraphobia but wanted a vegetable garden planted. He asked if I would plant if for him (he's getting better--can go outside his house but that is it). He asked if Myrtle could come over (I bring him eggs every couple of weeks and he usually gets one of Myrtle's eggs). Sunday morning, I feed the birds at 6:30...
At 8:30, I stood on the deck and called Myrtle.

"Myrtle, Myrtle, do you want to go for a ride?"

"What? A ride? Where?"

"XXXX wants help planting his garden."

"Will there be WORMS?"

"There will be worms, but you can't eat the seeds."

"WORMS!!! I'm so there!"

So Myrtle and I walked to the car, she hopped in, thought she should ride on the dashboard...

"Myrtle, not there, get on my lap."

"Why can't I ride here?"

"I can't see through you."

"Oh, alright..."

So Myrtle rode on my lap to my friend's house. There she dug earthworms, was treated to sunflower seed and cantaloupe, and it was such a nice day, I let her hang her head out the window on the way home. Honest, it wasn't my fault that black Toyota went in the ditch when the driver was distracted by Myrtle. And yes, all the others were jealous when Myrtle told them about the worms, sunflower seeds, and cantaloupe...not to mention riding in the car (and no, she did not poop in the car).
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:38 PM   #659
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It is so good to see the girls are back. I have missed them. Summer is coming. Have you gotten them their bathing suits?
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It is so good to see the girls are back. I have missed them. Summer is coming. Have you gotten them their bathing suits?
No, but Myrtle did check out the salt water pool at my friend's house...

"Hmmmmm...wonder why she didn't tell me to bring my chickini?" (Myrtle would wear a chickini)
"Myrtle, don't go there!"
"What? You think I am too shy to skinny dip?"
"Myrtle! Myrtle!"
"She's such a mother hen...okay...but next time, I'm bringing my chickini."
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