Monday, January 14, 2013

Chicken lips

Chicken lips ?
Some say yes, some say no.
I say..............?
I thought of chicken lips because as I age my 'plumage' is loosing its luster shall we say.
My youthful colorful 'feathers' are replaced by less obvious, fluffy, downy 'feathers'.
Especially my lips.
Hence, quite possibly. my attraction to lipless birds.
I had to spend and entire weekend and most of a Monday trying to decide on a lipstick because it was not cheep. (yes, pun intended)
Who cares?
Not the girls. nope.
Not them.
They love me in any color. They have seen me in my nightgown, my bathrobe,
my unmentionables as I run to open coop doors after sleeping a tad too long, they've seen me bundled in coats, sweaters, hats, vests too, all of various colors.
They still follow me everywhere and think I'm fabulous !
Their feather color has subtle variations as it goes from the top of their head to their tails and the sun makes them look as lovely as peacocks.
And they don't even need lipstick.
But I do and you heard it from my own lips.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Chicken snuggle time

The girls:
One Rhode Island Red,
One Buff Orpington,
One wild mixed daughter of a loose fighting cock named Margaret,
Three fabulous, fun, feathered friends.
The weather has been below freezing and at night the girls keep all snuggled, close, keeping warm with the big Buff closest to the frigid edges of the coop every time.
Well the weather turned warm for the last few days and the girls spread out, about a foot apart at night, they look at me a bit perplexed about this 35 degree temperature change when I close them up.
Tonight, however, they were all snuggled up again even though it was pleasant and warm (64 degrees).
2 eggs.
I need to name the other two.
Margaret and the Red are my layers right now.
I think the Buff is still using her energy to grow.
ChicKong ? Poultrysaurus Rex ?
She is a sweetheart tho. She needs a nice name.
The Red follows me EVERYWHERE ! Including into my coop ! She has no qualms about strolling through the house to see what we are all doing in OUR coop!