Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks
“You’d better not.”
Tomorrow I will be going to the Northeastern Poultry Congress.If you haven’t been to a Poultry Congress and don’t know what to expect, just think of it as a giant candy store for chicken people.
Last year was the first time I had ever gone to an event like this and I was astounded. The variety of birds on display was breathtaking – large, small, dappled with different colors, wearing feathered hats, standing on stilts for legs, it goes on and on. Although I had seen photos of some of the more exotic chickens, to see them in real life was amazing.
Is there any wonder that people who own chickens are happy people indeed? Be prepared for lots of photos from the show in the next few weeks.
Not only does the Congress have an exhibition hall where birds are judged, but it also has a seller’s hall where crate upon crate of birds are available for purchase. If you have a few dollars, you can go home with a chicken, goose, or duck. They couldn’t make it easier.
Last year, if you recall, after assuring Marc that I wouldn’t come home with a chicken, I ended up bringing home day old Charlie, our Black Copper Maran. Charlie, who needed foot surgery, ended up living in our house for the next 6 months.
I know, I live in New Hampshire, it was January, I had no business bringing home a baby chick, but I did, and we actually had many adventures with a chicken as a house pet.
No worries though, this time I’ve assured Marc that I won’t come home with a baby chicken. Really, I’m not going to bring one home. I’ve absolutely promised this time.
A few of us chicken friends will be meeting up at the Snack area at noon. If you happen to be there, do stop by and say “hello” – I’ll be the one with the blinged out stuffed chicken.
See you next week.
As always, happy weekend everyone, health and happiness (and safety) to your flock.