Saturday, 24 November 2012

Useless Little Buggers


Yesterday I collected a young Rhode Island Red from a woman I know in Prestatyn. She has now been installed with Annie, the lonely Marran, and the two are getting on as well as Cameron and Clegg did during those first few Honeymoon days of the coalition!
When I got home, another poultry keeper I know was parked next to the field. I spied a small cardboard box on the passenger seat and couldn't miss the "can you just?"  expression on their face.
Five useless, but decorative little pekins have now joined the field population

37 comments:

  1. Jeez John, how many mouths to feed is that now!!!

    I got rid of Gabby the Goat because I did not want to pen her up but equally I could not have her eating ALL my seedlings once she was off the milk bottle. When I say 'got rid of her' I mean I found her a new home with a farmer who raises goats.

    What is the weather like there? Gentle sea breezes and sunshine here...

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    1. I suspect I will not have these for very long....I have a few contacts ( women who like pretty things) who will fall for these inbred little scraps
      I could sell them on with the statement
      "a chicken is not just for christmas"

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    2. I wondered what happened to Gabby the Goat.

      John are these chickens full grown?

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  2. By the way, I have just thought of another title for your book: 'Mouths, Snouts and Beaks'. I am only concerned that the title may be a little obtuse and people will confuse it with a book about politicians.

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  3. The Trelawnyd Community Zoo?

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  4. That's one bad feather day.

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  5. Haha, they are extremely cute though, Dr Doolittle.

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  6. If you are decorative then you can't be useless John.

    Have you really changed your background colour from deep sea green to sky blue or is it my computer playing tricks?

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    1. yes pat...my father in law complained about the green

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    2. Haha. You going to change it back? I liked the green...

      Such a big heart John. Have a wonderful Sunday! :o)

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  7. Awwww! Everyone needs some ornamental chickens! Wee heee! Most of my lady's hens are getting older now and out of 16 hens she may get two eggs. They eat more than the mini horses but my lady likes them and they are friends so they are living out their natural lives here. We can't wait to hear more stories of your new friends!

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  8. Oh, perfect little trophy wives for some cock(erel) with a fast car and bad taste. ;-)

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  9. I love the little Pekins! The white one looks like a powder puff!!!

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  10. Those little chickies are SO cute. Do they lay?

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  11. You have quite the flock! They are so very cute!

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  12. I checked them out. Wickipedia says if you're kind to them they will sit on your lap and be petted.

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  13. They are so cute, though!

    A volunteer from work is being forced by her landlord to rehome her chickens and ducks. I'd love them, but Adam says no, not until Spring. Spring can't come quick enough!

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    1. I thought of you hannah
      perhaps you may like one or two next year

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  14. they bring joy with their very fluffiness...my cats would love them!

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  15. Just more of em to love! You're a lucky man!

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  16. Children would LOVE these I am sure! actually John, they look like they wouldn't have a prayer of survival with your crew.

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  17. I too was wondering if they lay eggs or are the "decorative," bids?

    Gill in Canada

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  18. as always love all your "rescued" feathered friends!!! came by to see how you were and thankfully you're still here and still very much your own dear self!!!

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  19. Anything worth keeping has to be either useful or beautiful, so I think they're worth it.
    I like the grey background - much easier on the eyes.

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  20. That white one looks like a frizzle...we had one for a few years and she was a good layer of wee eggs and quite broody. She hatched and raised a few clutches for us. She was low hen on the totem pole though!

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  21. I'm so glad they have their own little flock now. That's as it should be!

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  22. Wasn't it Thomas the Tank Engine who said, "Yes I can, I know I can ..."

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  23. I'll take the white one.

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  24. Pop quiz, John. Exactly how many animals ('fess up) DO call your place home? Inquiring minds want to know. ;-D

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    1. Wow! You have your own petting zoo, John. ;o)

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    2. Oh my, John. That's a lotta love you got there! Bless you all. :-D

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  26. Meal looks quite fresh.

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