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I haven’t posted for awhile, much has been going on…I have been diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to my bones, so I decided I needed a respite for a few months to deal with this “intruder”, and therefore I decided to re-home most of my birds. My original cancer occurred in 1998, so I am confident that this “Dance with the Devil” will be successful this time around as well. I am keeping some pullets and one breeding pair, so that I can breed again this winter/spring, when my present females are of age. Unfortunately, I am SO-O-O addicted to hatching now, that it is very hard to contemplate doing NOTHING for the next few months! Well, not really “nothing”, but you know what I mean!

Conventional medicine says that there is no cure once cancer has metastasized to the bones, and since I have never had a high regard for chemo and radiation, I am using Alternative Treatments in reversing my cancer. I will keep you all posted as to my progress (and YES, I’m positive there will be progress!), but I’m not sure this is the right time/place for details…If anyone is interested, I’ll be happy to share those details and sources, just ask!

My birds left yesterday morning…It is eeriely quiet here now…I am sad, but it was definitely time for my roosters to have girls of their own, something I couldn’t provide them. Even my 3 1/2 month old roos were ready! It seems that my boys all mature faster than their sisters, which does not lend itself to harmony in the flock! They all went to a very sweet woman with a farm in Georgia. I will miss them all, but as I contemplate the future of my present stock, and my own future as well, I am toying with the possibility of later getting some Silkied Seramas, and perhaps even some Frizzles! As they say, “When one door closes, another one opens…we just have to be looking for it!” I just have to be patient for awhile…Also, and this is important to note, out of 24 offspring, HALF of which were roos, NONE of the roos turned out to be “Quiet”, like their fathers…So much for breeding quiet (aka Squeaker) roosters!I guess my adult roosters were just a lucky happenstance!

Hmmm, funny…Talking about The Future, and what Could Be, has lifted my spirits somewhat…Imagine that! Once my test results indicate that my cancer is diminishing, it will be time to consider buying some new birds! I’ve decided to use that as an incentive to stick with my treatment, “the carrot at the end of the stick”, so to speak! I’ll be sure to let you all know as soon as that door begins to open!