Thursday, November 24, 2011

(DF) YET ANOTHER CHICKEN STORY

With the Thanksgiving season comes beautiful fall leaves, lots of cooking for the feast, and of course, cold weather. At least that is the way I remember it but two out of three ain't bad. Anyway, it seems we have all of that except the cold.

Yesterday afternoon, while I prepared to make pies, (yes, pear pies, but that is another story), and other goodies for today's feast, I found it a bit warm in the house. No problem, I just opened the doors and carried on, enjoying the fresh air.

Soon I heard a scratching, pecking sound from the pantry area behind me. Turning, I found the house invaded by a small group of rather pesky creatures. CHICKENS!!!!! As soon as my back was turned, they had found the open door, (with the screen not yet replaced, long story). They were making themselves right at home, just like they belonged inside.

It is, of course, my own fault for not having the screen on and letting the chickens out of the pen. None the less, they have a house of their own and don't need to be in mine, so I chased them out. Within minutes, they were back and in greater numbers. This time, I had to laugh. By the time I returned with the camera, most had gotten the hint and were back outside.

With pictures taken and the chickens once again chased from the house I went back to my cooking. One remained persistent and it became a bit of a game for the rest of the day, leaving me to wonder why I had let them out of their pen in the first place.

By late morning today, before taking food to my sister's house for the much anticipated feast,I glanced in the nest box to find my answer. There were two large brown eggs, as a reminder. Not much, but recently it has been one small egg every two or three days, so the two large ones the same day is quite an increase.

Needless to say, they were out of the pen again today. The eggs are worth the annoyance, and besides, anything that still has me chuckling the next day can't be all bad.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

4 comments:

  1. Too funny! Wish I could have been there to laugh with you, lol. We'll get there before we know it.

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  2. Wish you could have been here too. Don't worry there will undoubtedly be a next time.

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  3. My chickens would like to come inside with me too.

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  4. Thanks for the comment, Callie. Yes, I'm sure they would like to, chickens being such wonderful social creatures. Add to it the smell of cooking and they are sure to be there. And such good entertainment!

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