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Chickens Celebrate Two!

15 Jul

We would like to give a big shout out to two of our chickens who are celebrating their second birthday. Happy birthday Mercedes and Brittany! We came across these two feathery friends in a very peculiar way. It was the Fourth of July and our whole block was celebrating with a yard sale and potluck. We were chatting with our neighbors about the prospect of keeping chickens when a innocent passerby exclaimed, “Chickens? You want chickens? I have chickens and I need to get rid of them!” We immediately held a family meeting. “Please, please, please, can we get them?,” asked Sam. “No we don’t want chickens, they’re too messy.” informed Tom. “We have no where to put them.” concluded Joe. Just then a friend of our neighbor’s pulled up in a station wagon and plucked down a dog crate with a sign that read $10. So it was decided. We acquired three baby chicks that day: Sunrocker, Morocco Mustache, and Scary Mascara. It seemed that our chicken donor allowed her two-year-old granddaughter the privilege of naming the chickens. We quickly changed their names to the much more dignified Brittany, Rachel and Mercedes. After a few months, Rachel started crowing. Yes indeed, Rachel was a Mr. Shuester. We gave him away a week later to a mysterious pet store owner whose shop was later closed for unknown reasons. Rachel/Mr. Shuester, if your still out there, Happy Birthday!

Baby Brittany

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Adult Brittany

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Baby Mercedes

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Adult Mercedes

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