As planned, I picked up Andy last Saturday. He settled in immediately with his new flock. Normally I would have quarenteened a new bird for 4 weeks, but I decided to take the chance. So far it has worked out.He is a handsome young man. He has some differences to his Dad, but you can see that he is obviously his Dad's Son. Once Caramel, Nougat, and/or Peanut start laying this spring I am going to be setting every egg I get from them. Andy is very timid and I am hoping he will accept another Rooster into the flock with him next Fall. I hope to keep one of his sons. Especially if one grows up to look more like Dot. No matter what happens Andy will have a loving home here forever. He is the last remaining direct Son of my Dot.
The day I went to get Andy I felt a little off. That night I felt worse and worse as the sleepless night progressed. By morning I was sick as a dog. Stong hacking cough that would not stop and my sinuses were on fire. The cough caused a major headache, strained throat, sore ribs/body, and my sinuses kept wanting to explode out of my FACE! My throat was never really sore, but the constant coughing strained it. Nyquil before bed, Dayquil during the day, and bags of cough drops 24/7 knocked it down to a livable point. Start sneezing like crazy 2 days ago and that seems to have cleared most of the sinus junk out. Still runny, but the pressure is gone at least. Still can't shake this cough and I am flat out exhausted. One round of the yard to check the chickens and I am DONE. I did manage to plant the last of the Tulips and Daffodils today. A bit late, but they will do fine come Spring.
I have to be completely better by this weekend. The Forsyth Fowl Fanciers Fall/Winter Poultry Show is Saturday, Nov 27, in Winston-Salem, NC. Specifically it is in the Pigeon/Poultry building of the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. There should be lots of birds in the show and plenty of folks outside selling birds. It is FREE to go and look around. This is the only Fall show that I actually take the time to drive too. I am not exhibiting this year and I won't have anything forsale. I am just delivering already sold birds, so I am just going to enjoy myself. If you are within the few hours drive this show is normally worth it.
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