Cranberry

What else would you name a giant white chicken?   She’s an Americauna who give us lovely green eggs.  We got her last year from a local poultry guy.  We didn’t set out to buy a chick that day, we set out to buy 2 turkeys to raise for our holiday table.   The turkeys were just 12 hours old, and were running around with baby chicks.  The guy said you’d better buy one of the chicks, too.  Turkeys learn how to eat by watching chickens do it.  Turkeys are stupid.  Ours died within a week.  They starved to death.  We still have Cranberry, though.  What a perfect name for a turkey side!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mieljolie
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 09:48:11

    Oh my goodness! That is morbidly hilarious!! Had no idea how dumb turkeys really were. Love the name.

    Mieljolie

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  2. Nichola
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 15:22:34

    She’s lovely! We’re planning on getting a few chicks next year. I’m sure I’ll be bugging you for pointers 🙂

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    • Connie
      Sep 29, 2010 @ 16:16:50

      Any time! We’ve learned by just jumping in, although I got a very extensive library of farming books for Mothers Day about 5 years before we bought our place. Will you be raising them for eggs or the freezer (or both)?

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