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Brighter News!

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Following my breakdown writing the previous post, I have some better news to share.

Our flock has been rewarded an extension to the 30-day to remove them request. We have until April 20th to move our flock to a new location.

We had mentioned how stressful enough winter can be on a flock, add a new location on top of that and we could expect the worst. We now have time to get our plans in order. We will be staying at Susan’s parents house until we find the best place to move them for the last time.

We are searching for the perfect plot of farmland. Nothing too large, but nothing small either. It’s going to be an adventure, that’s for sure! I’m very happy that Susan’s parents were kind enough to allow us to move in. They have a beautiful property on land that is zoned for livestock. Susan grew up with horses and ponies. The chickens will have a wonderful barn, and we will make them an enclosed run when they are not being supervised.

On top of that whopper of great news, Janet laid her first egg on Thusday, and her second yesterday! Go Janet! She really knows how to sing the eggsong.

Her eggs are long and bi-coloured with freckles! 

Here are some updates on my girls and guys from the past week. Macy is losing her grey spot on the top of her head.

Every day she is venturing closer and closer to me and whatever treat I have at the time.. I have high hopes.

Marge is officially bigger than Dixie. She’s a chunker! This one is a force to be reckoned with. I think she will make it to the top of the pecking order in no time.

On Friday we had a small storm compared to other winters, but enough of one to upset the chickens.

Jagger was disgusted, as he always appears to be when I’m around.

If he could fight off the snow for his girls, I’m sure he would.

Most of them stayed outside until it was too deep to see grass.

I was shocked to see them all outside, even with the snow falling all around them.

Harriett is our last polish chicken. She appears a lot healthier than Carl and Wendy ever were.

Ida is so itty-bitty.. She can easily be scooped up with one hand, but she is growing. I am surprised with how well she is weathering the cold. Silkies ARE winter-hardy.

Lorraine.. You better lay an egg soon. You’re driving me crazy!

Someone mentioned that my Steve resembles the abdominal snowman.. I can see the similarities.. *snicker*

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to say hi 🙂 I enjoy reading all comments left!

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12 thoughts on “Brighter News!

  1. I have a hen that looks like Steve, she is all white with feathers on her feet. I have a varity too! I have a barred rock, batam, Easter Egger (named fuzzy cheeks-husband finds this funny) LOL, Rhode Island, buff. I want to get a silkie this spring, they are so cute. I love all your chicken names. 🙂 I really enjoy reading your blog….. nice to know there are other chicken lovers out there. 🙂

    • Thank you LaDonna (is it LaDonna, or Donna?)

      Would love to see your girly Steve look-alike 🙂

      Silkies are always a great addition. They don’t eat much, and have tons of personality. Great conversation piece with someone who has never seen a chicken besides the commercial production red or white leghorn.

  2. It’s LaDonna 🙂 I would love to show you a picture of my chickens, but I can’t figure out how to post a picture on here. Or is there a way?

    • Denny

      Let’s see if this works.. I just copied and pasted an HTML code from Photobucket. Wonder if that will show an image :/ If not, you could always just link it 🙂

  3. Ok, I tried and it didn’t work. I have to go to that place called “work”, I will try again later. 🙂

  4. I guess I just can’t figure out how to post a photo on here. 😦

  5. I don’t have an account on BYC, are you on Pinterest? I’m Crafty In Kansas on there. My chickens were not cooperating when I was taking their pictures. Sally is the big white chicken, she has feathers on her feet. I couldn’t get a realy good picture of her. 🙂

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