Today I am linking with the nicest lady, and I think those who
know her would say that Amy is the best. She has a lovely farm
filled with wonderful animals. She has Verde Farms and if you
get a chance go see her wonderful pictures and meet her
Today I am sharing a story about my hens. It has been awhile since
I had a chicken post. In the very first picture of this post is
one of my new hens that I got a year ago. She is a Cuckoo Maran.
I have three of them. The only way I can tell them apart is that the combs
are different. They are the best chickens in that they would rather
spend time with me than anything else. But the one
in the picture is nosy and she has learned to fly to the top of
the fence around the swimming pool. None of the other hens do that and
you can tell when she is up there she is saying, " Look at me, look at me."
The other hens just shake their heads in disgust.
My story is about this part of my flock. That black in in the front
is a New Jersey Giant. I like that breed so much I have five of them.
The red one behind her is Welsummer. I bought my Cuckoo Marans
for the chocolate colored eggs that they lay but those Welsummers
lay just as dark or darker eggs.
When I go to get my chicken feed I always leave the gate open so they can follow
me and scratch in the dirt on the outside of the fence and they always follow me
back inside. Well, I noticed one day that Sasha the dog doesn't like it one
little bit. In fact I noticed she lays flat in front of the gate and won't let the hens
come out the gate. I noticed that my three Cuckoo Maran's and one of my New Jersey
Giants were standing off by themselves having a quite a discussion. I just kept
on doing what I was doing and the next day, I noticed those four hens were together
giving dirty looks towards the dog.
Again, she wouldn't let them out the gate. So this time as I came in with the feed,
and Sasha was walking ahead of me the 4 hens all rush the dog, and they had the meanest
looks on their faces. They all four pecked her with all of their might. Sasha turned around
and looked me with a look like " What do I do now."
I just laughed and my silly hens. They have such an attitude.
Where would my chicken post be without my Silkie.
They are finally all finished molting and I am starting to
get eggs again.
Of all of the things I have done, I think getting chickens
has been the best. I know I talk about them all of the time,
but I didn't have chickens until my kids got married. Then it
was because my daughter got married and she couldn't take her
chickens with her and someone had to feed them. So it was me,
very, very reluctantly I came into this chicken thing. The next spring
I got chicks and I became smitten. I love spending
time with them and I still love collecting eggs and I would
love to have more. Sometime. Just a few more.
Have a great Friday. Stop by and See Amy.