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Another Chicken Story
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KellyGa    Posted 06-01-2004 at 18:22:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
As y'all know, I am getting things tagged and dragged under the carport for a yard sale. The other evening, I was sitting there, drinking some ice cold pink lemonade as the lightening bugs came out. By the way, do y'all call them lightening bugs or fireflies? Anyway, I opened the gate, and sat back down. The sussex came ambling up the steps, pecking at things only they could see on the concrete, and I sat there watching them. They got in the brooder and ate and drank a little, and since I was still sitting there, they decided to get back out and come say hello. They gathered around me like kids waiting for a story. Then, one started stretching its neck out, like she was gonna do something in a minute. UP she hops onto my knee. A minute later, UP hops another onto the other knee. Then another on the first knee, but landed a bit on top of the first chicken. I scooted and made room for two, and then another followed suit on the other knee. Well! There was one left on the ground, and she wanted UP. So..UP she came, and with some disagreement, one got up on my shoulder. Well, that seemed like a good idea, so one on the other side got into the act and got on my shoulder, then two more on either side, well, the one that was left, didn't want to be left down on my knee! SO...she tried to get on my shoulder, and with no more room, somebody proceeded to get on top of my head!!!

So, there I sat, Four chickens on my shoulders, two on each side, and one on my head. What a sight. I got up from the chair, and banged on the door. I opened the door, because nobody saw fit to come see why I was kicking a hole in the door. Ian was still sitting on the couch, and casually looks over at me. He says "Is that ALL of them???" I said yep, and they did this of their own accord.

My husband does not seemed to be impressed with my chickens. He just doesn't get it. I think I have put him on overload in the animal department. Too bad, he has a long road of animals to go....lol

Oh yeah, I didn't get pooped on once! lol


Texas    Posted 06-02-2004 at 04:10:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh my god...the chicken lady of Georgia! LOL

Well it beats being the cat lady!


SusanMo    Posted 06-01-2004 at 19:39:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Awww Kelly that would have made a wonderful picture lol when i mow the grass and i get close to the chicken pen they all gather up as close as they can get to it as the grass blows into the pen lol its a sight watching them fight over pieces of grass gotta love em but dang nab it if they dont start laying any better than what they are doing there gonna hit the stew pot! This is there second year and out of 17 chickens im only getting 5 to 7 eggs a day. Feeding them the same as always. This time last year we were getting 18 eggs a day. One chicken died since then. Any ideas?


KellyGa    Posted 06-01-2004 at 19:52:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOTS and LOTS of water. They need lots of water to produce eggs. Do you have them on Layena? Purina Mills makes it. YOu prolly know all this, but I have read that after about 4 years old, they slow down on the laying. Aw come on, if they are older, let them retire in peace, lol, they deserve it. :)


donna in w.v    Posted 06-01-2004 at 19:20:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'd pay big money for a picture of that.!!!!!


~Lenore    Posted 06-02-2004 at 10:14:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly, since Ian does not seem interested in photographing your chicken pyramid, you need to get your daughter trained to do it.

When you are planning to sit out there around that time of day get shelby to hold the camera ready and get a picture or two of the event.

It seems to be your chickens habit since this is not the first time you have told us about it. Pictures, we want pictures!! LOL


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