When I went to pick up my chicks last spring, there was a little one in there with a naked neck. The gal who was boxing them up ask me if I wanted her. She said that she was an extra one and probably no one would want her anyway.
Well, I just couldn’t resist…wouldn’t any ‘mother’ feel the same way?
The Naked Neck is a specific variety ~ but, I’ve been worried about how she would fare through the winter. Our temperatures have been hovering at 0° and below.
Yesterday, when I was letting all ‘the girls’ outside (and the one bad-boy), I didn’t think she looked well. I decided to bring her in. I think I had her settled for about 3 minutes and she gave me an egg…maybe that’s why she didn’t look so well ~ or she was just saying ‘thank you‘!
Anyway…she seems to be happy ~ I think she particularly enjoys my Christmas music (and the heat, of course). I hope I haven’t made a mistake by bringing her in…the hard part will probably be acclimating her back outside.
When I was looking for a ‘naked neck’ site to link to, one of them said it’s a variety that is so ugly only a mother could love it! ;-)