Due to Technical Difficulties

Hi there keepers, I seem to be experiencing some technical difficulties, due I suspect to the recent swap of my browser, I have changed it to Flock, which seems better in some areas, however I’m finding it frustrating in that it won’t do somethings without asking you loads of questions, like some descendant of H.A.L from 2001, ‘Are you sure you want to do that Rob?’ , ‘ I don’t think you should do that Rob ‘, I imagine it has the same condescending tones of a new age counsellor.

It seems to have some how stopped me from uploading pics, as you can see I’m still able to post text. If anyone out there has had experience with this and knows a fix-it, I’m all ears.

Meanwhile all the girls are getting along, I think the shavers are starting to realise that Dotty the Light Sussex, is going to be bigger than them, as they seem to not be pecking at her at all, now she is the same size as them, infact yesterday Dotty stole some bread from both Nancy and Gloria, with no reprise, they both kind of stopped in their tracks, in disbelief that they had just been mugged by the new chick, who really isn’t much of a chick any more, probably a rebelious teenager now, in terms of hen years. Which is why I’m so frustrated with the techy probs, as I can’t show you the progression of the Girls.

On another note, as I look at the visitor map, ( to the top left), I see that there are now 27 countries onboard, welcome to you all, Hola, Bonjour, Wilkommen, Cead mile failte, Kia Ora, G’day, Ciao, Salem, Shalom.

Maria’s replacement

Hi there keepers, as some of you may have been following the Maria saga, well it come to it’s conclusion yesterday, it had got to the point where we could no longer ignore the obvious signs that maria was and is a rooster. Not having this breed before we weren’t quite sure, but in the end I think someone who had never seen a chicken before probably would have said ‘boy chicken’, so we drove back to the lovely breeder Raewyn, who exchange Maria for Manuella, yes that is the new birds name, as we had been calling Maria, Manuel for the past couple of weeks, we thought it only right that we called the new girl Manuella.

She is very different in mood, she was straight onto my lap for a cuddle, and even had a little nap, where as Maria(rooster), would run a mile if you even looked at him. Unfortunately the new chicks didn’t except Manuella, as I thought they might, I had hoped they would think it was Maria with a comb and tail trim, but no such luck, Betty(wyandotte) the smallest of the chicks, attacked her with a fuery, maybe revenge for the pecking dealt out by Maria, she jumped on her back and grabbed hold of her comb, and rode her like a rodeo bull.

So now Manuella is now living in the bottom of the welsh dresser on the deck, smaller than her previous dwelling but Betty free. It’s all going to be worth while as the Minorca chicken is a beautiful bird.