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Friday, October 19, 2012

Farm Friday: Chicken ADHD

So a good friend of mine is putting her house on the market because she wants a place in the country where she can keep her critters out in the open, and not hidden away in a secret chamber like Anne Frank.

The realtor came by to appraise her house and saw chickens in the garage.
Told her they must go.
She has some notion that potential buyers might not want to look any further once they saw chickens in the house. Sheesh.

So anyway, needless to say, I am now chicken-sitting said poultry. I took receipt of them a couple days ago, and felt like I was part of the underground-railroad.

We quickly got them settled into the Henhouse with the others.

Others being my 13 layers, 10 meat-bird chicks, and 6 layer-breed cockarels that I had heretofore described as styrofoam packing peanuts.

We oriented them to the feed and water, and sat back chattin' like the overall-wearin', hay-chewin' farmgals that we are, and watched the hens get acquainted with their new digs.

To no one's surprise, a fight broke out between one of the newcomers and one of my Wyandottes.

Me: Do you think we should break it up?
T: No, let's see if they can resolve this on their own.
we're mothers first, chicken stewards second

And we watched them fly at each other, puff up, peck at each other's wattles and combs, and cuss at each other.

At one point, in the thick of their squabble, they both stopped and turned to look off in a corner, with one neck twisted under the other and talons outstretched mid-strike.

Me: They need a thought-bubble above them that says, "I'm gonna rip you limb-from...Look! A squirrel!"
T: I think our chickens have ADHD.

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  1. I don't know what's funnier, the fact that your friend had chickens in her suburban garage or the fact that you diagnosed them with ADHD. Either way, funny story!

  2. Aww, nice of you for chicken-sitting! We were in the same boat as your friend a few years back. We tried to sell our house in the city with no luck, then put it back on the market with a different realtor who told us our chickens had to go. They went on vacation with my aunt and we sold the house in one week! Hope your friend has the same luck :)

  3. Way too funny!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it! Happy today:-)

  4. What a fun post! I needed some silliness today. Thanks!

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    Have a great weekend!

  6. Ha! LOVE IT!! (Kate from Glad you stopped by to introduce yourself!

  7. Oh my goodness, I am SO glad that you left me a comment introducing yourself at my blog ( so that I could find yours! I can tell that I'm going to want to visit here a lot - I love your sense of humor! Have a great weekend,

    Melissa @ This Glorious Day

  8. Thanks for coming by and commenting, ladies! Hope you all have a great weekend!

  9. Thank you for visiting my site! You have a beautiful corner here! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. What a great chicken story. Do you think a dog could join in with them?

  11. Oh, the joys of chicken-sitting....!
    Been there ~ done that....

  12. Great laugh to start the morning - thanks!

  13. Chickens are hilarious. We love to just watch ours.

  14. Realtors and house hunters can be absurd ~ Wishing for you that your house sells quickly so you and your chickens can live the life you want ~ Great post ~ ( Creative Harbor) ^_^

  15. Love this post -- you are a good friend to chicken-sit. xo

  16. Nothing like chickens to keep life interesting!
    Thanks for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week! Hope to see you on the next hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  17. Hilarious! I love your posts about the absurdity of chickens. :-) I can totally relate. Mine are wacky enough on their own, but a friend topped mine by recently revealing that she has two pullets living in her kitchen. She even posted a picture of one roosting on the back of a kitchen chair!


  18. So funny! My parents chickens get distracted by shiny things. ;)

    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday! I am looking forward to what you have to share this week. :)



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