Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Things We Do For Our.........Chickens!?!

I awoke this morning to pouring rain. I mean pouring as in half the driveway is on the other side of the road and there are trenches going down the driveway. Pouring as in there is a 4 inch deep river running around the house and down the front of the property. And, even in all this rain, half of the chickens insist on being outside. They are soaked. I feel so bad for them, but they just wont go inside!

Soaking wet Big Boy.
I had wanted to cover a section of the yard for them, but sometimes life happens and, well, it didn't get done. So, like the loving momma that I am, I found an old mattress cover some pink gift wrap string and a few rocks. Using the clothesline that is up in their yard as my starting point, I got the sheet up to block a small area for them. Let's just say they were not impressed when I left the run! They were utterly freaked out between the poncho I managed to find and the sheet hanging in the air.  They huddled in the back squaking and the girls inside weren't any quieter. It was time for Plan B.

I went out front and got some of their favorite greens and throw it under the sheet. One girl inched closer till Big Boy started crowing. Then I went on to Plan C.... scrambled eggs! They will almost jump through hoops for scrambled eggs. So, under the sheet the eggs went and DING DING DING! I won!!!
Is that EGGS? I'm coming over now!!
Huddled under the sheet, finishing their eggs.
It's been about two hours since I put the eggs out and they are still huddled together. They have even been joined by a few more girls and tend to stay in when it rains.

On a side note. I took Joy Bells out with me while I did this little get up. Let's just say white dogs in pouring rain and muddy woods = BIG mess! Can anyone say bath time? And I really should look into rain wear!

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  1. I love this story! I have been known to do crazy things for my chickens so I'm happy to see I'm not the only one :)

    1. You are def not the only crazy chicken lover! My chickens live quite a pampered life, love love love them!