John : Hello, Gina, Thanks for the latest newsletter. I especially enjoyed the cartoon of Atilla the Hen. It reminded me of an experience I had recently at the SPCA shelter where I work on Mondays. We have a fine-looking rooster who is very aggressive. When I stepped into his cage to feed him yesterday, he flew at me and tried to attack me with his spurs. I put the watering-can between us, and he attacked that as well! I managed to give him a generous helping of chicken food and while he was distracted with that, I escaped.
Sally : Thank you so much. I really enjoy your new format. I have spent a lot of time just reading the different stories. I especially am glad that the chicken rescue story was reported. Something similar happened here in the States, but with about half that number of chickens. I applaud the person who lived near the lorry crash and went to the rescue of so many chickens needing help. Sally Smith
Ralph : Last spring my Plymouth Barred Rock Rooster fathered chicks from my Americauna hens. What I got were really pretty light gold & brown spotted hens that have now started laying olive colored eggs. When someone asks what kind of hens they are I tell them they are “Rockacaunas” ! Ralph Heinrich