Monday, August 3, 2009

roosters on my toilet

Saturday morning I rolled out of bed, stretched, and zombie-walked over to the bathroom. I opened the door, turned on the light, and there standing before me on the lid of the toilet was a month-old rooster.

Welcome to Cold Antler Farm.

Turns out the young chicks that have been living in my bathroom since early July are starting to grow into handsome birds. The Golden Laced Wyandotte rooster, (whom I named John) is already sporting tail feathers and a healthy alert eyes. He hasn't escaped from the box since, but I think that's only because he doesn't have the balls to use my shower yet.

P.S. Fiddler's Summer isn't over, nor is it forgotten. I'll make a post where we can vote later this week. Still want you last minute people on the fence to post your videos. Unless people don't want to vote and in that case I'll just pick. Your call, readers.

26 Comments:

Blogger Rois said...

LOL!Life with Chickens,I'd NEVER trade it.

August 3, 2009 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger finsandfeathers said...

That's great!

How did Mom and Pops do with chickens in the potty? :)

August 3, 2009 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

My mother brought me a stack of Vogue Magazines for my coffee table, so I'll let you guess how she took it...

August 3, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Rachel B. said...

It's John on the John! Too cute!
As for fiddler's summer, I think we should pick, I already have two in mind....

August 3, 2009 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger finsandfeathers said...

Is Vogue recycleable?

Just keep them "magazines" away from Lee's sacred table down at the store. That would simply be soooooooo wrong.

August 3, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I actually did participate in the fiddlers challenge, have a fiddle, can play "shortnen Bread" and "Boil dat cabbage" and a couple other made up rigs. I am quite a bit better than when I first started, but not ready to play at a jam yet, that's for sure. I don't have any idea how to do a "You Tube", I can't even figure out how to open those that are on here, I'm so technically challenged!

August 3, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

How can you tell so young that it's a rooster? I have a two week old chick that we would love to know if it's a rooster before it starts crowing! Thanks.

August 3, 2009 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Aw, I'm so jealous. I wish I could have chickens. A lovely surprise to find in the potty :)

August 3, 2009 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger eag said...

It's the colour Nancy!Good one and you had the presence of mind in your sleep numbed state to grab the camera/phone for our amusement and amused we are.Who'd trade this life for anything else hey? The Good Life is full of these little 'incidents and accidents'that make us smile,cry,despair,rejoice,proud,tired,wonder.

August 3, 2009 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger granny said...

What a laugh !!! You will need to make sure all visitors put the lid down...lovin' the blog Jenna :0)

August 4, 2009 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Naomi said...

We've had chickens in the bedrooms, but never roosters on the toilet lol!

August 4, 2009 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Karen Sue said...

Jenna-
Glad to see he put the lid down. I hate it when guys leave the seat up!! I hope he didn't find the toilet paper streamer-on-a-roll!! You knew he was a rooster when you picked him up, right??

August 4, 2009 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger White Feather said...

I'd love for us to vote, but only if it's anonymous voting, of course. Emails directly to you or everyone using the Anonymous setting on the comments.

August 4, 2009 at 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

This is my favorite picture ever!

August 4, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger JStantonChandler said...

That has got to make for an amusing morning :) At least he was crowing!

~Jen

August 4, 2009 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Iris, my Golden Laced Wyandotte lived in my bathtub from March - July 04. During my work day, she'd troll the backyard for bugs and my cilantro and mint plants, but at night she slept in a beer box in my tub. LOL!

Now she lives in Granbury with her "cousins", our friends 4 Rhode Island Reds.

August 4, 2009 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Kimberly Ann said...

I'll get my video posted today. My sister is having her baby any day and things have been a little crazy!

Jenna, any reason you can think of for a healthy pullet to just die in the night? One of my buff orps just dropped dead overnight for no apparent reason. I'm really puzzled.

August 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

"My mother brought me a stack of Vogue Magazines for my coffee table" {GASP!!!} Please tell me she doesn't think it's "just a phase you're going through".

Love the picture! I make it my policy to move mine OUT of the house when they get to that flighty stage, but mostly for their own safety. My dogs don't have enough self control. :) On the other hand, new peepers always share the upstairs room with our cat, who couldn't be less interested in them. In fact, I think all their cheeping gets on her nerves. Go figure.

August 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Sometimes they can die from feces blocking up inside them, they'll appear healthy otherwise. check their bums for dried doo doo. you want clean vents.

August 4, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I think you should pick the winners! :)

August 4, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Cute rooster...and I'm glad you use 7th Generation tissue. Did they pay you in Lavender Dish Soap for that product placement?? *wink*

August 4, 2009 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger White Feather said...

Love the 7th Gen toilet tissue, but hate the fact that they wrap them in individual papers, even when they are packaging by the dozen for large purchase (like in Sam's club.) Even Scott and Charmin don't do that when they are packaging them in large batches. What the heck? Makes no sense:(

August 4, 2009 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

trust me darling, no one is paying me to blog. If they were I'd do it a lot more!

August 4, 2009 at 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Shannan said...

Love the photo, I can not wait until next year when we can get our chickens. About the challange I would be happy either way, I agree with White Feather though that if we vote it has to be anonymous. But then again just the fact that you lit the fire under all of us to try something new is prize enough for me. I must admit that just the fact that I can play a couple of songs on an instument that I had never even thought of playing a couple of months ago has done wonders for my confidence. I have been much more willing to try new things lately like quilting, I just finished my first quilt top tonight. I guess sometimes all you need is a little nudge to get the ball rolling. Oh and I had to laugh about the Vogue's, all I could imagine was one of those unreal models cleaning out a coup in their thousand dollar outfits.

p.s. Sorry this was so long everyone, I believe it is time to lay off the coffee for today. :)

August 4, 2009 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger theresa said...

I was wondering where you get your recipes I would love to try the pickles and tomatoes

August 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Jenna...I want to raise chickens just for the eggs. What is the best breed that takes a cold climate, confinement, good brooders, quiet/calm and live a long life producing eggs?

July 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM  

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