Monday, December 28, 2009

A proud day for Plain Old Chickens!

My dad finally set up Wordpress for me!  You can see my new blog here.  If you have any ideas on how to make it look nicer, please comment here!

In case you were worrying, I have no intention of abandoning this blog.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Christmas is finally over!  No, it actually wasn't too horrible.  We spent way too much time in the car though!  I got some gift cards and a camcorder!  Yay!  The chickens, sadly, didn't get anything except two nights in the house because we wanted to keep them safe while we were gone.  I don't think they mind much.

  Strangely enough, nobody gave me the Eglu full run cover or the purple butterfly extra small chicken diaper!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I am so lucky!

I was sitting here doing computer stuff when I heard screaming.  I started yelling (more like panicked screeching, really) the moment I was outside.  It left pretty quickly.
  I love that Eglu.  All of the Seramas were okay!  It was close though.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My first edited movie!

It took a long time to make it work!  Sure, Cinelerra is nice and has lots of great stuff but I had a lot of problems getting it up on YouTube!  Wrong file type, too big, Cinelerra errors.... Finally, here it is.  Enjoy.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poor, poor Help

No, she isn't dead, just dumb as a doornail!  Help kept preening her wing and forgetting to let go of it before turning her head!  The result?  She'd go running in circles shrieking though a beakful of wing!  Dumb pullet.
  I tried to help her by making a coat and.... She ran off screaming like it was trying to kill her!  I admit it, I did laugh a little.

  Ungrateful pullet.  

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More fun with the poultry project

Today was the poultry project!  We learned about chicken showmanship (slightly different from the rabbit kind!).  It was fun!  I got to hold a Phoenix, a Polish and a Silkie.
  I love 4-H!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


So much to write about!  I guess we'll start with that stirring speech I promised you!

First thing on my agenda:

"Way back in 2008, this blog was started to keep our family up to date on our chicken adventures.  We wrote very long, somewhat informative posts about raising chickens, and very long, fairly fun posts about our flock.
  It was fun.
  Then I got my very own Google account and it became even more fun!  I read other chicken blogs!  I commented!  Sometimes people commented here!  
  This blog has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since."

Second subject:

We visited the chickens!  Here are some pictures and updates:

Sleeve-Eater is big and fat although her comb is a bit pale.  She seems pretty happy and healthy.

Cutie-Pie is a little molty but she's okay too.

Juliana has calmed down a bit!  She isn't flighty any more!

Yikes is an evil old lady.  She's been tearing out Snowneck's pinfeathers!  Poor Snowneck is in full molt with almost half her feathers missing!  I'd show you the picture but it might hurt her feelings.

Mookie is very mad at me.  She was constantly pecking.

Kooshie's beard has finally grown back!  So cute!  Unfortunately, she has bumblefoot and we didn't have enough time to fix it.

Subject 3.

The Seramas are fine.  We got home today and found them all alive and well.  Yay!

Mostly good news! 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Oh my.

What do you think?  I think it's proof that krita is just as useful as GIMP!

200 posts is coming up!

I guess I've written a lot this year!  As usual, I'll put up an award or two (I like making awards!) and I'll write a celebratory speech.  I'm not really sure what the speech will be about yet.  200 is just a few posts away!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pictures, weight and silliness!

Have you noticed that I love chicken photography?  Here are some of my latest photos!

Lord Firestar, regal king of the universe!

Help, the plump but dainty princess.

Try to guess what Chipmunk was doing!

Oh, and Egglantine is 4.8 ounces.  That makes her a bit small for her age.

Bath time!

A QuackStar bath time movie!

No new pictures available and not much to write about here!  Hopefully you have flash installed!  It's a cute little movie.