||Nine weeks old|
||Surrey, British Columbia, Canada|
My name is Dweezil and I am six weeks old in some of these
pictures! I am an Australorp, which is a breed of Australian chicken.
Australorp is short for Australian Orpington. Bet you can't say that
ten times fast! I have white spots on my face because I'm still a
baby, but when I grow up I will be all shiny black. My human mummy
bought me at a store that sells things for farmers, and I was the only
little chicken left in the shop.
You can see me sitting on her shoulder just after I was brought home.
I was only four weeks old there and very scared. Even though I am
getting very big I still like to sit on mummy's shoulder and sing to
her. She says I'm a really big help when she's trying to work or play
computer games or talk on the phone. She says I sound like an
old-fashioned police whistle. Mostly we play outside in the grass with
the other chickens, but I'm too small to be outside by myself. A crow
might eat me. When I grow up I will be between seven to nine pounds.
Instead of being the smallest birdie in the yard, I will be the
biggest, and lay the biggest eggs! That will be fun. But I'm not sure
mummy will still want me cuddling on her shoulder then. I don't know
how she will get anything done without me standing on her coffee cup,
but I am sure she will manage. Now I am nine weeks old, and you can see I
am already getting much bigger!
P.S. Dweezil would like everyone to know that she has discovered ice
cream. Her favorite flavor is Rocky Road, and if you don't share she
will hop up and put her feet in the bowl so you have no choice in the
matter. Of course after you get a pair of chicken feet in your ice
cream, you generally don't want it anymore!
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