Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Meet Albert Einstein

Noooooo, it's not this Albert Einstein!! Although, the two look eerily similar. Take notice of the hair... you'll see what I'm talking about.

Albert, come show everyone your cute little face... the boy never stands still!

Ok, this is as good as it's going to get right now. Little Al doesn't understand the camera yet like Pumpkin does... she gets irritated with it... and me!

Everyone, meet Albert Einstein Seehafer! He is a 3 month old Polish Rooster (Joe was a Polish-Silkie.) He hales from Lebanon Tennessee from another great family, like Joe's family. I have found that "Chicken" people, in general, are good people to know. I have gotten to know four great ladies, Judy (from the Meet-Up Group), Tess (Joe's mom), Cindy (Tess's friend who, along with Tess helped me through the difficult time when Joe was sick) and Holly (Albert's mom). These women, who didn't know me from Adam, emailed me great advice and knowledge, remedies for chicken sicknesses and diseases... AND all around moral support! Thank you girls!! The chicken community is a tight nit group who stick together and are very welcoming of new chicken families!

The girls are ok with him... there is a pecking order that happens every time you bring a new chicken and rooster in. I really hate that time. It makes me want to protect the one being picked on but you can't. It's kinda like a right of passage. Joe went through it and he proved himself as head of the house! Al is going to have to do that too. He will, when he grows a little more... until then, I'll still keep my eye on the girls and their behavior! JD is pretty passive. She is ok with him. He tends to hang around her. In this picture she looks like she saying "what the heck is he doing?"

For the meantime, Al finds that having a little running space between him and the girls works really well... either that, or a door.

Welcome home little Al!


  1. Kirsten! He's actually a very smart bird, so, the name is really perfect! Although, I don't think he would understand Einstein's theory of relativity!