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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Peaches and some new year chicks

this handsome fellow is Peaches the rooster. he was hand raised and thought he was people for a short time. for a while he jumped up in laps, dinner plates when we were out on the deck eating, and in my hammock while i was reading, he actaully like to hear me read aloud , and he even took naps in the hammock with and without me in his youth.
 for months he lived in a cat carrier until he got a bit larger and brought a girl friend home one evening.  with barely enough room for him in the carrier at that point ,  the next night he stayed out. and the next in the carrier and so on until he made the successful transition to the tree with other chickens. good . he was getting much too large for the carrier . for months he would show up at dusk and jump in my lap so i could put him in for the night...we are glad he is normal rooster, for the most part tho he still walks along side of me and mutters at times....chickens also eat all bugs and centipedes and insects and lizards they can catch. that is a plus. they also eat all table scraps and veggie trimmings .

this January chickens are already hatching out in clutches and mommies are hovering about with little peeps under their feather skirts at rest. they are so sweet and so many! we collect the eggs, when we can find them, sell and give them away and make alot of deviled eggs for snacks.


Kathy said...

I think we have Peaches's cousins over here. No names for them yet. If they aren't dinner for the pasture cats before then, you can check them out when you come over for Quilt Hawaii this summer.


sonja said...

i should feel right at home then! you know we thought Peaches was a hen for many months ,calling her she.then one pivotal day Peaches hopped up on a chair back , flapped his wings, and gurgled out his first doddle doo, more like a cuk cuk a schu, actually!

- Mexican Trailrunner said...

That is a handsome rooster! How lucky he is to have lit on your doorstep!
Peaches is almost as handsome as my old rooster and flock manager Harlan and His Darlin's. May he RIP. But he was certainly not as good looking as my friends flock jefe Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

kisses to Peaches!oooxoxoxox

Nancy said...

Peaches... what a guy! I'd like to advise him to use caution in that "sitting on a dinner plate" bit though. But he has a lot of personality in addition to being well-read, and of course, his good looks. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the bookmarks, too. nancy

sonja said...

HI Nancy !
thanks for stopping in! sounds to me like we both like warm weather and animals as well as the fabric imagination station! time to gather in the eggs as that "look look look what i did!" chicken alarm just went off.