in the pursuit of clarity of messaging.....
at last night's trainer talk the question was... is noel in heat? -- charlie's steve said "no"and i needed the answer clarified, knowing how quickly the red drip can suddenly start, -- so he backed around and said "as of 15 minutes ago --- no" - much better answer.
as we approached mail call, meaty steve came into the kitchen and said"way to go hen... we have one hen just laid 8 eggs"-- now if his way of conversing was to put that on facebook, neither grace nor i would have seen it.. and it would have gone around teh world that we had a hen who lays 8 eggs a day--causing thousands of people to storm up the driveway with banners about feed the hungry world----- fortunately by actually TALKING, not only all the city folk in the kitchen heard it, but grace and i did hear it and could respond--- in words spoken .. not typed.. that hens have a pequiliar reproductive system--- of which alot of city folk are unaware.
i bet you can hardly wait to hear about chickens and eggs--.. but first-- lets straighten out the passing of truth in messaging..
steve should have said "i saw a hen sitting on 8 eggs" and left out his assumption that she had laid the 8 which would inadvertently perpetuate a falsehood .
now-- about the chickens--firstly-- i know very little -but i have watched them for years.---they lay eggs about one every 36 hours---without a rooster around, they lay eggs... but those eggs don't hatch-- if there is a rooster in the herd-- the eggs will hatch into baby chicks... especially if a hen does the hatching...i have tried with styrofoam, thermometers, light bulbs, water spray, #2 pencils and my average is about 2 out of a dozen. a hen is 12 out of 12--much better at it.-- because she knows exactly what she is doing--- and does it. i tell you , rushing home from dinner because you have to roll the eggs around looses it's fascination... the hen does not need to make marks on the eggs with a #2 pencil to be sure each gets rotated the right direction at the right time.-- and the bottom of a hen is 99.5 degrees without diddling with light bulbs, fans,and thermometers. just try it any you will appreciate mommy nature much better.
the other strange thing is once hen #1 lays an egg in nest #7-- then all the other hens in the bunch will struggle to lay their eggs in the same nest-- when there is a bunch, they will then nominate one as the broody hen to sit on and hatch the bunch of chicks..
i have heard-- and have nothing to base this on....but one rooster squirt is good for 30 days or about 20 fertile eggs...
the complication sets in if you have a timid egg collector who does not clear out all the eggs from under every pecking hen every day--- so when the brave egg collector comes along and sweeps all the eggs out from all the nests, you could end up cracking the egg into the fry pan only to have a half hatched embryo--- and fabreeze would not help that situation.
there !! you all are much wiser now.
ready for a super laugh??? steve and i speaking japanese
bella and george in japan. the first part is all cats you can skip to 40.43
Begins @ 40:43 - 59:52
it is well done---aside from not understanding a word, they took bella from a small child to not walking to operation to moving to walking with george-- to walking by herself--- and i think i hear cheering in the background
not only that but she is on the cover... and a big article in http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3401/5677/original.jpg
thanks to robert for the cheerful thought of the day...
“Anybody who succeeds is helping people. The secret to success is find a need and fill it; find a hurt and heal it; find a problem and solve it.”
we all certainly helped bella-- lets keep up the good work !!