What Chicken?

Saturday, June 10, 2006

shhhhh. . .we are sleeping


Flyer and Blue Chicken less than a week old sleeping in the bathtub.We got home late from dinner last night and did not put the chickens away until almost 10pm. Several decided to roost in the tree next to the coop. We almost missed the Buff Polish (Lame Wing's sister). Most of the chickens roost in the coop, but some seem to prefer being outside.
Here are the others, asleep in the coop. I do not think that they appreciated being awakened. Blue Chicken started cock-a-doodle-dooing. But we think that maybe he was complaining about the Baptists who were having some sort of event late into the evening.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Hello. My name is Spider.

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is an organization dedicated to the preservation of rare breeds of domestic livestock and poultry. The Dominique chicken is listed as CRITICAL under the conservancy's conservation priority list. This means that there are fewer than three sources and a population of less than 500 hens. Rare breeds such as the Dominique are currently in danger of extinction.

My grandmother raised Dominiques when my mother was little. She referred to them as "Domineckers." Spider jumped on my back tonight to sit on my shoulder. She is very friendly and soft.