Friday, May 21, 2010

Crazy Chicken

Some of you may remember "Crazy Chicken". Recently she moved from the mudroom just beyond the kitchen door into the chicken pen. It was my choice actually -- I moved her back with the rest of the chickens. I was expecting company and getting tired of chicken droppings all over the place. Crazy seemed content enough with the rest of the hens and didn't try to re-invade her former abode. Surprising considering she always used to try and escape when I was feeding them. And then she went missing.

The other day, she appeared again. With a surprise. Actually 8 of them. I guess she never really had much of a chance to have a brood before because she was never involved with any roosters. But this year, her life changed. She sat and sat and sat....


.... and out popped the chicks. Eight of them! Saturday afternoon, she was happily squiring them around the farmyard, proud as punch.


A couple days later she is down to five chicks but these guys seem pretty strong. Crazy is teaching them how to scratch and pick and survive. So sweet. Fingers crossed.

14 comments:

Deborah said...

One crazy chicken! Cute story.

Baby registry said...

What a cute story. The chicks look very healthy just like mother hen.
Congratulations to her being a mother at last!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm so happy for her! Thanks for making me smile this morning.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I love Mommy stories! Congrats to Crazy!

Manise said...

What a great story. May the remaining chicks survive. I love the second photo! Your chin must have been firmly planted in the scratched up straw/ grass to get that shot! What breed of chicken is Crazy?

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

AW!!! Those are so cute!

Marthann's Musings said...

Oh I just love this post. Reminds me of my growing up days in the country.

Suzanne said...

So cute! What a nice story.

Abby said...

I miss having chickens. We too purchased our chicks from Murray McMurray. They are two-legged garbage disposals. Occasionally one would go broody, which was fun.

Bonnita said...

Good for Crazy Chicken! With 2 capital C's! Love it.
I want a small chicken coop in our back yard, but the hubby keeps nixing the idea.

Lucy Chen said...

love those chicks, so cute!

will said...

She is gorgeous! ...I have a thing about chickens. Maybe cuz I grew up in the city with a mom who loved animals -when we outgrew our old playhouse, mom turned it into a chicken coop.

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The little ones are adorable. Hope they make it!

P said...

We've had a lot of this craziness too-- and from our Cornish as well! Good luck to C.C. and her brood.