Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kuckoo and Coco

I pulled Kuckoo and Coco in and put them in a box of shavings two nights ago. They have been so good. I don't even have a fence around them like Laverne and Shirley have. They stay in their box like good chickie poos. I was going to give them bathes and blow dry them last night, but the day just got away from me. I had to make a trip to the Tractor Supply and then to Walmart for the animal and people food. Before I knew it the sun was going down and I was rushing home to throw everyone a late supper before dark. I made it, barely.

Ian has a cold now. I don't think he got it from Shelby and myself though. He went out and about last Saturday to Brandsmart and three Walmarts looking for me a fancy new crockpot. Not my idea, HIS idea. The crock pot we have works just fine, but he thought it was time for an upgrade since the one we have was given to us twenty years ago this May, for a wedding gift. He is getting to where he wants to do some of the cooking too. All that Food Network he is watching gives him ideas. A while back he cook a Piaya dish(Sp?) and it was delicious. I could get used to him cooking dinner for me! ;)

So I am two days away from the Calhoun show. Yesterday I checked Coco and Kuckoo for STUBS. Coco had a few tiny ones in between her toes. Kuckoo had some whoppers in between his toes! Tufts was more like it! I got them plucked out easily though. They are such tolerant birds. It is so cold outside right now the heat pump is not working so well. We had this happen before when it got down to nine degrees for several nights. It has been getting down to 15 degrees for three nights now. A heat pump pulls any heat out of the air and utilizes it into the house. When it gets this cold, there just isnt any heat to pull. We have to resort to starting up the propane wall heater which quickly heats up the downstairs. If I want to give these two a bath today I will have to crank up that wall heater I reckon. Tomorrow and the weekend show promise of highs in the sixties and I am SO looking forward to that.

Last night while Ian and I were watching tv (a George Carlin tribute on PBS) Kuckoo kept losing his balance on their perch (Its the same size as what they are used to, a 2 x4) when he would fall asleep. I went over and picked him up and carried him back over to the couch with me. I snuggled myself back into my blanket and layed him down on my chest. He got comfortable and was KNOCKED OUT! I mean really really sleeping heavily. I would laugh while watching tv, because they would show clips from George Carlins performances, and he wouldnt move, didnt lift his head, nothing seemed to startle him. He actually had his head laying down on my chest, fast asleep. I was gently rubbing under his wing and he spread it out loosely to get the full benefit of my under wing massage, but he still wasnt really awake, not really.

I had Shelby take a picture of the two of us last night. Now bear in mind this is me, totally relaxed. I wasnt going to jump up and throw on make up, or change out of my night clothes, or brush my hair, so you will just have to accept the real me...I have. If I hadnt, I wouldnt be able to show this picture...but I wanted you to see just how relaxed Kuckoo was...


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He is just as cuddly as any cat or dog...just as warm and fuzzy. I sure do love my Kuckoo. :) It made me kind of sad to think of putting them back outside after the shows are over...so I think I may see about making these four (Laverne, Shirley, Coco, and Kuckoo) their very own pad. I am going to be line breeding Kuckoo with his daughters this Spring anyway, so they can all be housed together. I want to make them a really nice new place, yep, I already got something forming in my mind. ;)

11 comments:

madcobug said...

Great picture Kelly. That chicken is really relaxed. I love it. Good luck on the showings. Hugs, Helen

Lisa said...

Oh gosh I love that picture!!! He is adorable, my eyes would be pecked out if I were to try that with any of mine. Since the mothers day babies grew up everyone is so skittish, except 2 roosters but they aren't as nice anymore either.

When you pluck the stubs does it hurt or is like plucking our eyebrows? Just wondering.

Good luck with the show!
xxx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is unbelievable, I never knew they could cuddle like that. Hope it gets warmer, every one will appreciate it for sure.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Kelly I love your picture ~ Kuckoo looks really comfy ~ and looks like he is enjoying his massage :O) ~ and you look great ~ don't think you need any makeup ~ Ally x

Beth said...

That pictures is too cute! He looks like a sweetheart!

Linda's World said...

Ahhhhh Kelly, that is amazing. A chicken who acts like a cat or a small lap dog. Linda in Washington

Tina said...

what a nice picture and what a beautiful bird!!!! good luck this weekend!

Hollie said...

There's nothing wrong with your picture....thanks for sharing with us. I could get used to my hubby cooking for me too.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

That is amazing that a chicken will snuggle up like that! Inbreeding... alot of that goes on up here too, but with people.. LOL

Marlene said...

Kelly, You are an amazing person. Its too bad the rest of this ole world doesn't have the love and patience that you have. I am glad that I know you, and I know lots of people that should take a lesson.

JOHNSWORLD08 said...

Kelly, If I did'nt see it with my own eyes I wouldnt of believed it. A chicken snuggling up, Just like a small dog or cat....Just amazes me. I think I might of asked you before. When did you first start to have a love for Chickens?
Im fasinated by your blog.I tell everyone here in the"city" your story