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The Doomed Moth
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KellyGa    Posted 03-09-2004 at 16:06:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was on the phone late last night with a friend down south of here, almost to Columbus. We were gabbing and yakking away, when all of the sudden, I hear the chickens BANGING, pecking really hard at the side of the brooder. Their red light was on, so it was bedtime, and I wondered what in the world could there be such a fuss over that late at night.

I tell my friend to hold on a second, and I go into the spare room, and I see a moth has gotten into the brooder somehow, no, wait, it was still on the outside of the brooder! It was attracted to the light, so it was trying it's hardest to get to it. I laughed at this sight, promptly reached out my hand and scooped up the moth and threw it in the brooder to be a delicacy for one of my babies. Don't know who got it, but I do know there was no moth to be found this morning. :) Those chicks keep my laughing. Good for the soul.

Katrina    Posted 03-09-2004 at 16:34:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just wondering if your chicks are going to have a penned in area or will roam free in your yard? Your garden will also be a delicacy for them so plan ahead on a way to keep them out. Mine love to bother the tomatoes just when they are ready to pick. We love to see the chickens running around and the fresh eggs are fabulous. Planting a few extra veggies is worth the trade-off, some for us and some for them. I wish we could get our plants in now but we're still fighting ice, snow and mud all depending on the mood of the day. Spring is the best season of all once we're past the muck days. Enjoy!

KellyGa    Posted 03-09-2004 at 16:54:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
They will have a run, it will be straight off the house I have built already for them. I don't trust neighbor kids, cats, roaming dogs, or the fact that even though they have tried their best to destroy every little space of green in Clayton County, there are still possums, and I have seen a raccoon. We have a pair of hawks behind us that stay on the pond over on the next street, so we are wary of them too. I have so many trees in the back yard, they will be able to raom anywhere they like back there. I have to always plant in my front yard, and the back is fenced off from the front, so they won't be able to get to anything I grow. Worry more about kids messing with my stuff more than anything. Sad, that in this day and time you have to worry about unruly kids. Sorry you still have the arctic tundra going on there, I hope we all have an early spring, we could all use a pick me up to get out of the winter blahs! Oh, I didn't know this, but somebody posted a while back that they are attracted to the color red. So, I guess thats why they eat the strawberries and tomatoes. Now I know why they make the feeders and waterers red!

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-09-2004 at 16:32:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I haven't seen this side of your nature before. Next thing we'll all know is you like pulling single wings off of flys. he he he

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