Chicken Obsessions…temporarily, I hope!

15 May

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Except for a few necessary walks Frankie has spent most of the past 24 hours sleeping. That’s because he indulged in his newest obsession over our 2 days home. The Chickens!

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Not for nothing was the term “tenacious as a terrier” coined. I had to remind him of my “Big Dog” status when he couldn’t tear himself away from the chicken coop to come when called… I literally had to chase him around the coop to catch him for the lesson.

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Now he wasn’t the only one fascinated by half grown chicks. The other 2 dogs, Nisha one of the cats, as well as my wife and I all spent time checking them out.

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I have to admit it took a while for me to come around to the idea of having chickens living in our backyard. But dang they are pretty cool to watch and quite beautiful too. Check out those gorgeous feet feathers on Captain Katherine Janeway!

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Dust bath, mealy worms and all. In fact, Frankie and I spent time Sunday night hanging out with them (and in Frankie’s case sniffing them although he did appear leery of their beaks and spread wings that up close and personal) in their rapidly too small brooder downstairs bathtub.

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OK, maybe Frankie isn’t the only one with a chicken obsession right now… but hey I’ve never been up this close to them before. Here’s looking at you!

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7 Responses to “Chicken Obsessions…temporarily, I hope!”

  1. All they have in mind the chicken nuggets. 🙂

    • weezmccarty May 18, 2012 at 12:48 am #

      That’s why there are sliding glass doors… too many predators thinking that same thought!

  2. Elizabeth May 16, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    Chickens! I love them.

  3. Elizabeth May 16, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    Reblogged this on Reaching for Nonsense and commented:
    The whole family is obsessed!

  4. Kate May 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Wow! These chicks have grown alot. Can see why you all are fascinated. Bet they all have distinct personalities. Thinking of you and sending love. Kate

  5. nobohomestead May 17, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Wow, the girls are looking so great! It’s so funny to look at your pictures and see the similarities between my girl’s ‘sisters’. (I swear, I will actually post some pictures soon). Had them out last weekend and they were loving scratching away at the grass- felt so bad tearing them away. Putting the finishing touches on their chicken tractor tonight, so hopefully will be transitioning them to their outside life in the next few days- they have quickly outgrown their brooder!! Haha- talk to you soon! – Kelly

    • Elizabeth May 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      Hi Kelly! You found my wife’s blog! She’s better at taking pictures than I am (not to mention having the better camera) so I linked to this on my blog. The girls are out all night for the first time tonight. They’re growing up!

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