Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Confident Chickens

Although the Buckeye chickens are the smallest stock to roam the barnyard, they hold their own.

The 17 hens and three roosters stroll around the paddocks and pastures, looking for bugs and worms, and finding places for dirt baths. Somehow, they avoid the dozens of sheep legs and horse hooves.

But one hen, intent on making a nest in the corner of the sheep stall, couldn't avoid the curious lamb.

The lamb stuck his nose in the hen's face. She didn't make a sound. Instead, she reached out and pecked the lamb on the nose.

The lamb didn't move.

Peck, peck, peck.

No lamb movement.

Peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck.

Finally, the lamb shook his head and stepped away from the hen.

I stepped outside and saw a rooster taking a dirt bath in the afternoon sun.

In front of him was Trick the Cat.

The cat rolled and rolled.

The rooster refused to move.

The cat extended a paw toward the rooster.

The rooster refused to give up his space in the sun.

After rolling a few times, Trick stood and walked off, looking for some other critter to harass.

1 comment:

  1. Love your stories of everyday life with animals!