Saturday, March 8, 2008
Another new chick!!
I went into the Tractor Supply in Katy to return a light bulb we didn't need and had to go see the chicks they had, in case they had something different than my Tractor Supply in Tomball. They happened to have their straight run chicks separate from their pullets, so I decided to get another Ameraucana in hopes of it turning out to be male. The new chick spent the day in a mini brooder at my parents house (I was there to help clean out some storage units). After being there with him for about an hour he would not stop chirping unless I was messing with him, so during a work break I put him on my chest while I laid back and he crawled up onto my shoulder and nestled in my hair. I got up and walked to his brooder to put him up so I could help some more, but as soon as I walked away he chirped again, so I picked him up and put him on my shoulder under my sweater and he spent most of the day on my shoulder!! I hope this helps make him a nice tame bird!! The girls still act like I am going to eat them when they see me near the brooder...maybe him being calm with calm them...or them being crazy will make him crazy!!
His name is Elvis if he is a boy, but if he turns out to be a girl her name will be Ashley. I figure since the other two Ameraucana are Naomi and Wynona, after the Judds it would only make sense for her to be Ashley Judd (if she is indeed a she).
Posted by Mrs. Laughter