The Antics of Ms. Rosey Continue……

 

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I can’t help but laugh at my sweet little Rosey.  But her nosiness finally got her into trouble.  Thankfully, it was not  life-threatening. This past Thursday, Brian was out cutting the garden again and getting it ready to plant on Friday.  Of course, he had the normal “battle of the chickens” that he always has.  They think that he’s turning the dirt just for them so that they can have all those nice juicy bugs and worms, and they like to walk right in FRONT of the tractor instead of behind it. 

After he finished and was pulling the tractor back under the shed, he noticed something very odd with my van.  Upon closer inspect,  I’m sure that you can guess what he saw.  There sat Ms. Rosey on my dash!  He called me outside to come see this spectacle for myself.   If I had known what I was about to witness, I would have grabbed my camera.  But, when I saw her in the van, I was not only surprised, but concerned about how long she had been in there, especially with the heat.  Of course, I had to laugh at the site of the chicken in the van!

When I opened the door to the van, she just proceeded to tell me all about her venture in being locked in the van and was not in any hurry to leave.  She even objected when I picked her up to put her back out with her feathered friends.  

Since then, she has continued to insist that she needs to “go” with me every time I get in the van, and she continues to hear that she can’t go with me.  Of course, she fusses when I get back and lets me know of her displeasure with me, but a little TLC from me and an extra treat or two for her, all is forgiven and we start the process all over again. 

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~Life With Chickens~

We’ve had chickens for a little over 2 years now and I never tire of watching them.  They are fascinating creatures.  Their brains may not be very big but, on some things, they are pretty smart.  For example, it did not take them long to figure out that when the back door opens it means we’re coming outside and we MAY have some yummy scraps for them to scarf down.  So, they hang out close to the house – just in case. 

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They have also figured out that if we’re heading toward the side of the coop, we MAY give them some scratch, so they stay right under your feet – just in case you decide that you DO want to give them some scratch even if they’ve already had some for the day.  They might be able to sucker you into giving them just a bit more.  Silly birds.

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They will even follow you into the building just in case there is something in there for them, which there never is. But, you never know!

I think that you’ve always got one that stands out above the rest.  One that is almost always first and always has to check out everything, regardless.  Yes, I do have one of these.  

Meet Ms. Rosey – Nosey Rosey, to be precise. 

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Ms. Rosey really is special to me.  She meets me at the door almost every time I go out.  She loves to follow me down to the clothesline and “chats” with me almost the entire time.  Too bad I can’t understand “chicken” and she can’t understand “human” or I’m sure we would have some REALLY interesting conversations.  She follows me into the building to be nosey and to chat.   When I do throw scratch out, she stands at my feet and waits for a little special pile all her own.   She even walks up to me a lot of the times just wanting to be picked up, carried, and petted.  She loves to be petted and talked to.  She’s just about as bad as a little kid sometimes!  But I love it. 

The latest thing that she has started doing is running up and hopping into the vehicles whenever we get ready to go somewhere.  It’s the funniest thing. 

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Even this morning, as Brian was getting ready to go to work, she politely ran up and hopped right in like she’d been doing it every day!   Brian laughs and teases me that when she does die, I’ll have her stuffed and put on wheels so that I can take her with me everywhere.  While it’s true that I do love having her around and I’ll be very sad if something ever does happen to her, I will not be paying to stuff her.  However, she will be one of the few that will live out her life (no matter how long) here with us.  She’s a sweetheart and has earned the right to live out her life happy, content, and spoiled. 

As Brian says, “Welcome To The Funny Farm”!  It may not be much, but it’s home and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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~Baby Chicks Are Here!~

Our baby chicks are here! Well, they’ve actually been here for a week now, but I was unable to get pictures before today.  Out of the 12 eggs we set, we ended up with 6 cute lil’ baby chicks!  Three of the eggs never developed, 1 disappeared, and 2 were fully developed but didn’t hatch.  The chicks that had already hatched kept pushing them out from under mom and they got too cold.  So, without further ado, here are our latest additions! 
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I love watching mom teaching her babies how to scratch and look for yummy bugs to eat!  They are just too cute trying to copy her!
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Check back often!  I’ll be posting pics as they grown and change!