Sunday, August 8, 2010


Well, we spent the day at Chickenstock yesterday and I had a lot of fun.
Boy, were there a lot of chickens and ducks and turkeys and guineas for sale
My Friend Becca came and joined us and brought a big, beautiful Buff
Orpington Rooster. He is getting along great with the girls and has already
done a little dance in front of one, but the girls aren't old enough to be
interested yet.
I took my Gold Lace Wyandotte rooster and put him up for free, but no one
seemed interested. There were a lot of cockerels and roosters there for
free and for sale. As I started purchasing my chicks, I had to put the GLW
rooster back into the carrier so I could use the larger cage for my chicks.
Well, I was suppose to get 3 white silkie chicks and a white silkie rooster
from one lady, but someone broke into her coop two nights ago and stole a
bunch of chickens and two of my silkie chicks were stolen, and she forgot to
bring the silkie rooster. So all I got was the one silkie chick and she
sold me a silkie/cochin mix that is really pretty, named Clem (short for
Clementine until they realized she was a he.) I also got my black
silki/polish mix and she is so beautiful. Then from another lady I got a
white silkie chick with blue-gray spots and a tiny polish chick that I fell
in love with even though it is probably male.
I bought $10 in raffle tickets and I won a $42 heating base for the chicken
waterer so I don't have to worry about their water freezing in the winter.
I also won a book called Chicken Coops for Dummies worth $20, and a six
month Gold membership to the Backyard Chickens Forum worth $12.
During the raffle drawing, a little girl came running up with my polish
chick. It had escaped from the cage. When I took it back, I saw that along
the bottom of the cage were spaces big enough for it to get out. I was
limited on cages, so I temporarily put it in with the Wyandotte rooster
until we could plug the openings in the cage. Well, a short time later, the
little girl again came running up with my polish chick, but this time my Wyandotte had
just tried to kill. Its head was missing all the feathers, and bleeding,
and just hung like it was already dead. I was in tears. People rushed to help
me. I was doing Reiki on it the whole time I held it while people gave me
all kinds of advice and told me it looked like it wouldn't make it. I felt
awful. I was responsible for this tiny thing and it was all my fault and
everyone was being so kind. The lady I bought the polish off of gave me a
box to put I'm in. Then, she gave me another polish in case this one didn't
make it. I could not believe it. Well, in the excitement, I missed the
drawing for the 50/50 jackpot. So I went up and asked Kathleen what the
number was that was drawn. I had bought $11 worth of tickets (33 tickets),
and I won. I got $22
We packed up and came home. I gave all the chicks sugar water, then set
them up in the spare bathroom. The injured chick I put in the cat carrier
with a towel. This morning, the other polish was afraid of all the other
chicks, even the little silkies were picking on it, so I put him in with the
injured one. The injured one perked right up and is doing great. We went
to the store and got some Wonder Dust, which is what everyone told me o use
and put that on him a little bit ago. He is eating, drinking, preening and
walking around. If I can keep it from getting infected, he is going to be
Goldrush, my new BO Rooster

White  Silkie chick

Clem, Silkie/Cochin mix
Ebony, Silkie/Polish mix
Blue spotted Silkie chick
Gold Lace Polish chicks
Ouch! injured chick