Saturday, July 31, 2010
Truly A Surprise
Today is Saturday, July 31, 2010. The sun is rising, but hidden behind all of the clouds. Keeping my fingers crossed that they blow over this morning.
I have to tell you yesterday I had the wind taken out of my sails. Remember when I got my chickens that I didn't want a rooster, George wanted the rooster. My thinking was that for three bucks it was cheaper to purchase eight week old chicks, if we decided we wanted more chickens. Well, the day before yesterday while the girls and one dude were out in the yard, the "boss lady" was acting weird, just kind of irritable with the other chickens. I just thought it had to do with the weather being so hot. Really didn't think any more about it. Well let me tell you, it had nothing to do with the weather! Yesterday she was in the same "mood" only this time she pinned one of the other chickens down, she quickly escaped the grip minus a couple of feathers. This started to concern me that maybe I was going to have to separate her from the other ones. A couple of hours later I was taking a coffee break on the porch when I hear the little dude crowing away only there were two different crowing sounds.
I sat there a minute waiting to hear the crowing, sure enough it happened again. Off to investigate just what was going on. The dude was on one side of the coop and what I thought was the "boss lady" was on the other, she was crowing! So now the hen I thought was going to start laying first, because of her size, isn't going to be laying any eggs.
It all makes sense now looking back. No wonder "she" didn't take any stuff from him, "she" would stand "her" ground and ruffle those feathers when he would start. "She" was a little bigger than the other hens and suppose to be the same age. It just appeared that "she" was maturing faster than the others.
So now I am going to have to figure out what to do, can't have two roosters in the coop. Mama laughed so hard when I called her yesterday. Mama said are you sure, yes mama I grabbed him up and checked his legs, they have little nubs there. And his tail feathers are starting to drape down over his little butt. You know you can not have two roosters in the same hen house, yes mama I know. Want a rooster mama? Only if he is cleaned and frozen. ugh.....
Going to head over to Live Oak this morning to the farmers market and maybe even find a craft store. If it rains us out, there is a big thrift store there, you know where I'll be.
Wishing everyone a very blessed Lammas! Enjoy your weekend.
Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today. ~Brightest Blessings~