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Sunday, June 22, 2014

PeepSqueaks.

As mentioned yesterday, DS Melanie hatched one lone home chick from the LLF.  Seeing as she is a warm-hearted woman, she (and her DD Madison) bequeathed me another chick so that homechick won't be lonesome.


The slightly larger chick to the left is Homie - gender unknown.  S/he is an Ameracauna/Blue Laced Red Wyandotte cross, the mother being, most likely, Screaming Meemie.  Figures.  She is a lovely blue-grey bird with full beard.  Every time, however, I happen to enter the (large) coop when she is in a nesting box (far away from me), she screams bloody murder and rockets out.  Let's hope this is not a genetic trait.

Homie's sidekick (who looks - shudder - like a chipmunk) is a Brown Leghorn (or, Legern as we say).  They are settling in, with Homie making some extremely loud peeps.  Sigh.

As an added benefit, I got to see DS Melanie's spring crop of Shetland lambies.  OMG.  I will have to say that Shetland lambs are the cutest things EVER.  She had to check my pockets before I could leave.

5 comments:

  1. Hmmm, didn't you just get rid of some screaming livestock?

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  2. i would love to see shetland lambies! did you take any pics?

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  3. You do seem to tend towards ending up with "vocal" animals in your menagerie! But you have to admit those sounds do add a lot of life to a homestead. No? You say you could stand some peace and solitude while sipping your glass of vinho verde?

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  4. Blogger has a bug and doesn't list updates to my reading list. But since I knew you were posting every day (and inspired me to), I came on over without Blogger's help. You better have photos of Melanie's lambs! Not likely that SHE will post them (and I do understand that she's got a lot on her hands).

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