Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Sunday, November 20, 2016

SPEAKING OF FOWL

Tuesday morning I decided I could not face another winter going out to take care of my chickens.  Wednesday I mentioned it at the senior center and a friend knew of people looking for chickens.  Thursday this young couple came to my home and happily took my chickens to their farm. Glad I didn't have a lot of time to re-think the issue or I might have changed my mind.  However this morning it is 28 degrees and frost is everywhere.  I don't have to go outside if I don't want to. I still have my guinea fowl but they take care of themselves.  

Sixteen years of raising chickens and now the party is over.

These are the last of my free-range chicken eggs.  :-(
 
 A little Thanksgiving humor...  




14 comments:

  1. I think that was a good idea:)

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  2. I bet you can visit during the warmer days if you want.

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  3. I am happy you did that. I remember last winter and how you had to go out in snow and ice. It will be much better for you this winter!

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  4. As one door closes another one opens. I'm sure it won't be long before you replace looking after chickens with some new task. One that's indoors and more fun!

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  5. We had a guinea hen who chose our yard to live in for several months. She thought she was a dog.

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  6. It sounds like the right decision at the right time for you.
    The Thanksgiving humour makes me a bit sad though.

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  7. I have wanted chickens for a while now but I am not a fan of getting up early to let them out. Poor creatures would be in the hen house until noon.

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  8. Pretty sure it was the smart move but it must be hard to give up something that has been a part of your life for so long. Hope the new owners at least keep you in free eggs for your contribution.
    Enjoy your new free time.

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  9. That must have been a hard thing. My friend just gave up her alpacas for the same reason, though. Animals require a lot of attention and care.

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  10. You'll miss those free range eggs for sure. Supermarket ones jut aren't as nice, no matter how free range the hens are. The difference is the storing, travelling, storing again. Yours are straight from the chook to you.
    But everything has its day and your chicken days are over. Perhaps the new owners of your chooks might sell eggs to you direct.

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  11. Ohhh - poor turkey!

    I'm sure that was hard to do - giving up your chickens. But sounds as if they will be well cared for.

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  12. Sometimes, ya gotta do what's best for you. At least they've gone to a good home.

    Father Nature's Corner

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  13. Sometimes enough is enough...and it's to your own benefit to realise when that time arrives. Stay warm. :)

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  14. I can't help feeling sad. So sorry.

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