Pet of the Week-Snowball

Published 2:00 pm Friday, July 7, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

Cockadoodledooo, my name is Snowball and I am a seven-month-old Silkie rooster. I was hatched in an incubator from an egg my family bought from Faulk Farms in Glenwood. I live in Heath with my family the Hawseys. My human sister Westly named me just as soon as I hatched because she said I looked just like a little, white snowball. When I am not trying to impress the ladies, getting loved on by my family, or enjoying my favorite treat, macaroni and cheese, I can be found scratching around in the yard and I love to eat scratch grain, crumble feed, and any leftovers that we get out here in the chicken yard.”

According to Snowball’s owner, Amber Harris Hawsey, he is a very sweet boy and is much more social than all her other roosters. Snowball gets along well with the other 70 or so chics on the Hawsey Farm. She said anytime Snowball sees any of his humans in the chicken yard, he comes running, ready to be picked up and petted. Hawsey said Snowball has the best personality and at only seven months old is one of the most beautiful roosters she has ever had. The Hawsey kids, Ollie and Westlyn, are huge helpers on the farm and assist with watering and feeding the animals and cleaning out the coops.

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“Pet of the Week,” “Pet of the Season,” and “Pet of the Year” are sponsored by Crenshaw Animal Clinic and Dr. Alethea Gammage of Luverne – (334) 335-5309. Crenshaw Animal Clinic is a full-service small animal clinic that provides comprehensive health care for pets. They offer a full range of services to help keep pets happy and healthy- including vaccine administration, routine preventive care, wellness exams, dental care, allergy care, flea/tick/heartworm control, parasite control, routine surgical procedures, microchipping, early detection, and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases with in-clinic diagnostics, ophthalmology, spay and neuter, and more. During the quarterly “Pet of the Season” contest, animals featured in “Pet of the Week” will go head-to-head, and the animal with the most votes will win a personalized prize package from Crenshaw Animal Clinic valued at $250. At the end of the year, all quarterly winners will compete for “Crenshaw Animal Clinic Pet of the Year” and the grand prize. To submit your furry (or scaly, slimy or feathery) friend, visit If participants have submitted a nomination for a pet, and the pet hasn’t been featured, don’t fret! We have rolled all entries over into the next contest.