Saturday, November 29, 2008

News from Andy the Chicken Whisperer

Chicken Scratch
Issue #3
November 26, 2008

Well, it's Wednesday again and time for me to put together another newsletter. I guess the biggest news this week is the number of new members that have joined. We are currently up to 107 members! Like I said in the last newsletter there is power in numbers. We are close to having the largest pet chicken meetup group in the United States! At our current growth rate we may be the largest by the end of the year!

A camera crew from HD News out of New York spent a couple of hours filming at our home in Alpharetta. They saw the story on CBS, and wanted to run their own story on "Chickens In The City". It will not air on any local news stations, but will air on news stations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It will also air on the internet. As soon as I get the DVD of the story I will put it on our website. CNN had to reschedule because of a delay on the story they were currently working on, but may be out as early as next week. I will keep you all posted.

You may have seen the posting on our message board regarding the
50 fancy hens up for adoption. Andrew (Assistant Organizer) and myself volunteered to take them all, but it's a very complicated situation, and may not pan out. If it does pan out we will post whatever birds we have available on our website.

The Chicken Classifieds section on the message board is really working out great! I will start deleting old ads next week to keep the section short and current, but feel free to re-post if you need to.

Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday, December 15th. This will not only be our last meeting of the year, but our Christmas Party as well. I'm asking that all who are able bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Toys for Tots program. I will deliver them the day after our meeting. Please make sure to RSVP as soon as you know you can come. I've noticed that members seem to RSVP better when they see other members RSVP. I hope to see all 107 of you there! Please remember that if we have 15 to 20 members at the December meeting I will schedule the January meeting closer into town for the other members that claim they can't make it to Alpharetta. If we have a poor turn out at the January meeting I will have no choice but to permanently have the meetings in Alpharetta where we have the best attendance. We had just under 40 members attend the last meeting in Alpharetta! Three members drove over an hour from Douglasville! One drove from Canton, and another from Waleska! Now that's dedication! Thank you to all that come to our monthly meetings!

Well, I guess that's about it! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and until next time remember...

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on!

--Andy (Chicken Whisperer)