Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I just could not wait to bring Petunia home. I fell in love with this girl's breed the minute I layed (ha-ha) eyes on it. Beautiful (for a chicken). N and I went over to Monroe Farm & Feed this afternoon and I was astounded at how many little peepers they had on hand, and ducklings too! My stars, it was fun looking at all of them. I was glad I had decided which variety I was going to take home, otherwise I would have been there for hours! I noticed her right away, she was scratching around for food with the older pullets (teenager chick's) and her spunkiness impressed me. I scooped her up, and she peeped all the way home, and really hasn't stopped. She's exhibited energy the other two certainly did not upon arrival. I could almost see their eye's roll when I placed her among her new brood. She ran right up to Zalie (Azalea), and Goldie (Marigold) and they immediately turned their beaks up at her and pushed into a corner with their little tail feathers staring her down. And I think I heard one of them snigger and whisper "OMG, who is that?" I had to have a little talk with them about their little 'chick-clique,' and I think things have settled down. Just a minute ago I went down to check on them (as I do like every 3 minutes or so) and they were all heaped in a little downy pile with their eyes closed dreaming of meal worms...only maybe not Tunie (Petunia) D thinks she's a vegetarian.