Monday, August 04, 2014

Adventure Chickens

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The weather has been balmy, and our new chickies are fearless, so we've been putting them outside in the portable chicken pen.





The hens are unimpressed.  Harriet, who was supposed to be their surrogate mother, seems to want to kill them.  She screeches herself hoarse whenever she notices them.  Good thing she spends most of her time camped out in the henhouse, trying to incubate non-existent eggs.




Smog is fascinated.  He is trying to convince us that our back yard is the Peaceable Kingdom, and that he should be allowed to "play" with his new 'friends."

Our chickies seem unconvinced.





As for the garden itself, maybe the less said about it the better.  It's in an awkward in-between phase, which isn't being helped by the drought conditions here in California.  If you want to read what real gardeners are up to, check up the fun at Daphne's weekly garden jamboree.



5 comments:

Daphne Gould said...

Those chicks don't seem very scared of the cat. I'd be scared if I were a chick.

David Velten said...

The chicks are cute, but chickens in general are more work than I would want. Too bad about the drought, I read it is reaching historic levels. We have plenty of water here we'll sell you, but you will have to take some of our mildew and rot with it.

katy said...

what kind of chicken is that in the background? we think our chick may be that variety (we got our fertilized eggs from a neighbor) but we are unsure...our chick is 7 weeks old

michelle hamer said...

Peaceable Kingdom, right, more like mini chicken nuggets... and what cute nuggets those are.

Margaret said...

Those chicks are so cute! I would love to get chickens...my husband, however is a hard sell.

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