Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Adventures with Chickens

So we have chickens and we got our first egg about a couple of weeks ago or so. So exciting!  And being that I'm kind of nerdy I read up on chickens and what to expect and blah blah blah.  Well one of the things the author said was that chickens have their own little personalities and quirks.  I did not see any of this behavior...until we let them go free range.  Man did their personalities come out!  They have got to be one of the funniest farm animals known to man.  I mean have you seen a chicken run?  That sh*t is just funny!  Its like watching penguins run-awkward and cute all at the same time.  One of the funniest things is the way they grotesquely look at the garden.  It's this mixture of hunger, anger, and confusion that they can't get past the metal fence.  It's really pretty intense.  However, they have figured out that I throw out the bug-eaten tomatoes or ones that have turned bad, etc.  So they just sit on the other side of the fence while I do gardening like starving children in Africa.   Then they follow me around if I don't give them anything, its like a herd of chickens cluck clucking around me.   They are just funny!  And of course now my husband also says I'm the chicken whisperer because I call them and they come running--which in turn just makes me laugh....I wonder if they realize I'm laughing at them....hmmmm.

1 comment:

  1. The chickens waiting for you to throw something their way reminds me of when Molly would stand by the fence and not graze just waiting for me to throw out tomato skins or whatever else I happened to be canning at the moment. It's amazing how quickly they learn where the grub comes from and how indignant they can look when no extra grub treats come their way!