This weekend I attended my first chicken swap. I've been very anxious about selling my birds. I took 25. 13 Silver Laced Wyandottes and 12 Golden Comets. I also had 3 roosters that I was selling for a fella who let me use his crates. I had no expectations. I took the advice of a good friend and made up signs that showed a little info about the breeds as well as their hatch date and when I expected them to begin laying. With the help of a couple great friends I got set up, took a deep a breath, crossed my fingers and waited.....
|My set up at the swap|
|My information sign for the Wyandottes.|
|and for the Golden Comets.|
|We had fliers set up for the amazing Adam and his custom built houses and I did a little card with my contact info. |
Yesterday 20 more young hens made their way to new homes and away from our little piece of the Earth. I was a bit sad to see them go, but only for a moment.....
Because this guy showed up!!
Say hello to Edgar.
While Edgar is likely destined to be a fine supper, for now we are so enjoying him. He's absolutely beautiful and there's nothing quite like the sound of gobbling turkey in the morning.
I suppose that is the way of farm life, you say "goodbye" while knowing that the next "hello" is just around the corner.