|Little Miss Red Hen|
Chickens! Sheesh, a lot of my neighbors have them or have had some until they get eaten up by hungry foxes and other predators who are looking for an easy meal...
When I go for a stroll, I am sure to see some of them...clucking and cackling...some even had chicks!
Daisy who lives next door even was naughty and snagged herself a hen or two. Well, they never secured the chicken coop. A neighbor further down has quite a brood of fowl, but they are in a covered run and secure coop.
Anyways, today on my stroll and even some other days, I saw a couple of large turkeys! The big galoots, BOL! They were too fast fur growlmy's camera, though. They like to forage under peeps' bird feeders to scavenge fur noms. Here are some from a past stroll...
|A Wild Turkey|
|Wild Turkeys Scavenging for bird seed|
I did see some cranes off in the distance.
They were just standing there preening themselves.
|Sandhill Crane, preening; 7-28-2014|
|Sandhill Crane 7-28-2014|
|A Sandhill Crane couple in the distant field across from my den. July 28, 2014|
One year they were in the schoolfield down the road, and growlmy had her camera at the ready:
|A Sandhill Crane taking flight|
Well, I was woofing to you about chickens.
There is a young red hen next door, the lone survivor of this years 'clutch'.
|Little Miss Red Hen|
She has started to come into my yard, OMD, it is so tempting to chase her. Sometimes I do, BOL! But then growlmy tells me not to and I let her be, she is kind of fun to sniff and watch. At night lately she has taken to roosting on my fence. Oh-oh! An easy catch if a fox would get her in his view...or an owl even.
|Little Miss Red Hen getting ready to roost.|
Growlmy has brought her back to her side of the fence countless times, but she always comes back...the grass must be greener on this side, BOL! They know about it, and growlmy has told them she is not responsible for Miss Chicken's demise if I should gobble her up if I am on yard duty and she isn't home...
|Little Miss Red Hen (Dream on Charlie, BOL!)|
Pawppy says she greets him each morning when he leaves to go to work...and most evenings when he gets back. He says she is furendly! Another former neighbor said hens make nice pets!?! Wow, Who knew?!
So...growlmy gave pawppy his own pet chicken...as a joke when it was their anniversary, BOL!
|July 25, 2014 (I am guarding some of the anniversary things...)|
|Miss Chicken in the garden with the hen & chicks plants|
I guess this hen won't need any thing other than a good sniff to make sure its well and healthy, BOL!!
|I think I like this Miss Chicken|
Growlmy says you might want to check out the froggy that came to our patio, its in my kitty brofurs' blog:
The Frog In WBS's Blog
Well, lots more to woof with you later, right now growlmy says we all need to go and visit our nests.
I will leave you with a picture from when I had to do yard-guard-duty when the peeps all went to dogabrate Growlmy & Pawppy's 27th anniversary...
|July 25, 2014 (Boss-Boy; Growlmy; Pawppy; Unfurbro)|
...and while some steak came home is one of those so called doggy bags, I only got a wee tidbit....Grrr...