Thursday, June 26, 2008

Uh Oh!

That's what I said a few mornings ago. I heard an unusual noise while I was feeding the chickens and you can guess what it was----sounds of a rooster learning to crow! I don't know why I hadn't noticed that one of my new "hens" was sporting a big comb these days. Sometimes when I'm doing chores, I'm on auto-pilot. I try to pay attention to the general behavior of all the animals, just to make sure everyone is feeling all right and at the moment he seems to be feeling fine and dandy. I somehow missed this change in detail. I am pretty sure he is a Silver-laced Wyandotte. I knew there was a chance we could end up with a male or two and was hoping if that happened it would be a banty rooster rather than a standard. All the banty's I've had before have been docile and friendly, but I can't say the same for the standards. Here's hoping he is a nice boy and doesn't get aggressive. Luckily, we already have a home for him, if he doesn't work out here. One of my husband's clients just happened to mention that if we had extra roosters, she would like to have them. So-this guy is on probation at the moment. He had better be on his best behavior!


  1. Diane,
    I too enjoyed Cat's class very much. It was Lindsey's very first formal knitting class (she is soon to be my daughter-in-law). I wish I had been able to take Lucy Neatby's class. It was so much fun seeing you sitting there. Small world.

  2. I thought Cat was a real treat. Don't you love the fact that these "rock stars" of the knitting world are so down-to-earth and even nicer than you could imagine? So great that your daughter-in-law to be is a knitter. As a mother of three sons, I know how important the connection to a daughter-in-law can be. It was a good surprise to see someone I actually knew! I'm ready to go again---how about you?

  3. I have a HEN who crows! Yes, I'm sure she's a hen because she's my only banty and she lays at least 5 eggs each week. I would say, only at my farm, but when I googled it, there were pages and pages of references. Most not good. Of course.