Thursday, August 03, 2006

A CHICK CHICK HERE, AND A CHICK CHICK THERE...


I've been letting the girls out in the early evening, for a couple of hours. They forage around in the yard, get startled, race back to the safety of the hen house, then venture out again! Last evening, we had a bit of a rain shower start after they had been out for a while....they ran like crazy to safety, then as soon as the rain stopped, right back out.

Here is Ruby, peering between the Dutch couple.


Albie and ?, neck and neck.

I swear, these girls are more fun than TV. (unless you're comparing them to "The Office"....then it's a toss-up!)
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12 comments:

cityfarmer said...

Ahhhh come on the office can't be that good.!!


The days countdown.

cityfarmer said...

Here a chick there a chick everywhere a chick chick

Amanda said...

The OFFICE IS THE BEST!! I have a friend in my office that has a Dwight Bobble Head....I need one next.

Rosa said...

Too cute. I love your kissing dutch also! Everyone has chickens! I love them.

Amanda said...

The kissing dutch is reminding me of driving through my in-laws neighborhood in good old' Hudsonville.

Wildside Musing said...

Hello farmgirlcyn, hello chickies!

BTW, I see "Kiwi" has responded to your question over at my blog! She's got a lot of good chook experience...

cityfarmer said...

NOW I'm done commenting for the weekend.

Another day has ticked by. . .so a week from tomowow!!!!
We'll be leaving Dodge at around 11:30 am.

Ectastic!!!!

Amanda said...

By the way, I always wanted kissing dutch people! My husband won't let me get them! :-(

kansasrose said...

Hi farmgirlcyn! Love the chicken photos and your blog...have to ask this... your profile says you are married 34 years old... are you 34 or married 34 years? I found the Jeez in 1975! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Ina is so REAL and her recipes are so wonderful! Love her!

Wildside Musing said...

Hi again, Farmgirlcyn!

Just wanted to give you an fyi that Kiwi has left you another good suggestion in the comments under "Ongoing Story of New Chickens" post at my blog!

(Hmm... I feel a little like a messenger service -- but all for a good cause! ;-) )

kiwi said...

HA! Thanks Wildside! After reading about all the pecking I thought I'd better relay the cardboard box method myself.
Here it is for anyone interested in keeping chooks from settling in nest boxes for the night.

"Farmgirlcyn...The other option to keep them out of the nest boxes is to place a cardboard box in there in the late afternoon. If the nest box is filled up with the box they will have to look elsewhere for the night....hopefully the perch!

Your chicks are young yet, but they will soon get into the habit of choosing the perch. Take the box out when they've all gone to bed... so that the nest boxes are vacant for the early morning layers".

weirdbunny said...

Oh we have some brown and white chickens too. We also have some silkys, not forgetting the quail, guinea fowl and pheasants !!!!!