Saturday, October 19, 2019

Chicken tales

A tropical storm drifted into the gulf this week and set its eye on the beach to the south. The weatherman said we'd have showers today. But it's rained all day long.

Putting on my work hat, I ran down to feed the chickens. Missy was in the process of laying her daily egg and didn't have time for me.

Often when I step down there they gather at my feet. There's one that seems to tiptoe trying to get me to pick her up.

My great nephew Jordan got it started. He sits in the pen with a hand full of treats and coaxes them close enough to pick up.

None of the chickens that we've owned in the past wanted to be held, but several of these do.

It's getting cooler each day so I knew it was only a matter of time before I have to move our citrus trees inside. This afternoon, I sealed the screen porch and made it greenhouse ready.

It's been another good day.


  1. Oh what a sweet picture . She looks so content there on her nest. Jordan has tamed your chicken. That is awesome.
    I'm glad you're getting rain. It's been wet here too. Too much rain lately.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. Jordan is a good chicken whisperer! This one looks very well taken care of and happy on the nest. I went back and read the posts I've missed this week and I'm glad rain has made it your way along with Autumn. Love the pic with you and your pup by the tree...very Fall looking! Enjoy your Sunday!

  3. What a pretty hen! My sister's chickens are a bit more wild, but my hair-dresser has a chicken that likes to be picked up. Fresh eggs, how wonderful!

  4. Hope you only get rain. Oh yeah, that is the best Hen picture I have ever seen! True. Love it.
    Sherry & jack

  5. You should get about three hundred eggs per year from this one. It's a wonderful color.

  6. My partner's sister had a rooster who liked to sit in her lap and watch television in the evening.
    Glad you had another productive day.

  7. I have never seen a chicken that wanted to be held . Jordan has truly made pets of them. Nice you take time to feed them for him.


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