We are off to The Northeast Poultry Congress later this month at The Big E Fairgrounds in Springfield, MA. There will be 50,000 birds there. Does that even sound possible?? I think it might just be the first time the girls get to show our chickens. We have a dozen hens and one little bantam rooster named Alex. Lucy wants to show him and our little black hen named Bloom. Violet will show Stella Sundale. Stella is a big Buff Orpington with a sunny disposition just like Violet displays (most of the time). X-rays taken yesterday of Violet's spine are back and are showing something weird enough to have to go for an MRI in Boston. I hope we will be at the Northeast Poultry Congress on the 18th. Send a prayer.
The state ‘chicken tester’ came out today despite the frigid morning temperatures to take blood samples from our little flock. Even with the thermometer reading 1 degree F, the girls opted to don lots of layers topped with snow pants, mittens, hats, and hoods, miss the first 90 minutes of school, and help. Maybe this means I can relinquish chicken care to my able cohorts?