Wednesday, June 10, 2015

For a good time, visit the Watson's

Jilda and I were drinking coffee on the back deck a few mornings ago. She had the cup to her lips but then dropped it down to the table abruptly. "Is one of our chickens out?" she asked. 

I'd stepped out earlier while the coffee was brewing to let our chickens out of the pen to roam around in the back yard for the day and when I did a quick count, and all if our chickens were present and accounted for. But when I followed her finger I saw there was another chicken just outside the fence pacing back and forth as if it were trying to figure out how to get in.

When I looked at it, I could see right away that it is a game hen. Those are small lean and mean chickens built for speed...and for fighting.

After coffee, I stepped down and opened the back gate slightly and then stepped back to the deck.  A few minutes later the hen was in the back yard with the others.

I'm not sure where I came from because no one in our community has chickens and I'm not sure how to get it back to its rightful owners. I mean, I could put up chicken posters, maybe put a notice at the vet's office, but that seems a little lame.

Maybe the word's out in the animal kingdom -- For a good time, visit the Watsons.


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  1. When it comes to poultry, yours is obviously the place to be.

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  2. Well at least she is a pretty fellow. I like the way you looked at that, and well, could be you are right. I have said that about the kids you have in, I know they tell the tales that your place is ths place for FUN!
    Anyway, I have no idea how one would find the rightful owner... ;-o

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  3. I hope he doesn't start trouble with the other chickens.

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  6. The grass must have definitely looked greener on your side of the fence. I guess all you can do is wait and see if anyone comes looking for it.

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  7. Smart hen. She must have heard through the grape vine that you take care of the chicken snakes and is looking for a safe haven to lay her eggs.
    JB

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  8. That is a gorgeous chicken. It recognized a good foster home and went for it.

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  9. Do you also offer homes for fishduckies?

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  10. Ha, that's brilliant!

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  11. Oh that is one lost chicken! KFC better not see him:)

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  12. There's a kool-aide Mom in every neighborhood...

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