Friday, February 26, 2016

A New Adventure Chicken

Back around Christmas we took in a small flock of chickens from a friend who was having some health issues.  Three of our four old hens had moved into the barn during the summer, so we set the remaining hen next to her sister the first night and settled the new chickens into the coop on the horse side of the barn.  That's where everyone (except one) stayed for many weeks.

I can only guess that the new chickens peeked around the end of the barn their first day out, saw the sheep or maybe the old hens and beat it back to "safety"on "their" side of the barn.  They are quite happy (?) to hang out in and around the horse stalls and that's where they have stayed. They don't even venture down to the creek (!).

One red hen, however, took full advantage of her new situation and not only quickly came over to introduce herself to the old hens, but also the sheep, or maybe especially the sheep.  She happily started snacking on the DBV breakfasts, scratching around in the sheep stalls and headed out to graze the big fields with them.  Way out in the big fields.

Kate and I took the sheep out to the pond field this afternoon.  They weren't super excited about taking a forced march even if there is good grass back there and after not too much time, beat it back to the barn.  Several were jumping and bouncing and I was snapping pictures and didn't notice the red hen until everyone was gone.



"Where'd everybody go?"

I know!  It's a nice afternoon and those sheep are just being silly.  Kate happily brought them all back out and we moved into the lower paddock.  Sure enough, the red hen came along.  Comby has a new walking companion.  A true Adventure Chicken!







She loves her sheeps :-).


22 comments:

  1. Does this mean we can call her CrazySheepChicken?

    What a beautiful and smart bird. She even compliments Comby.

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    1. What a great chicken!! I especially love that she likes to hang out with Comby.
      She's a real Fearless Freda!!

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  3. She is Awesome! Love the shot with Comby :-) She definitely needs a name!

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  4. You always have awesome blog fodder. :-)

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  5. Has she started jumping up on the sheeps backs yet? She is a nice looking hen. We have had the odd hen or three that have picked bizarre places to lay their eggs, and have led us on real goose chases sometimes. Two decided that crossing the road and laying at the neighbour's property was the best place ever!

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    1. Well, she flies up into the hay loft and lays her eggs on the end/side I can't reach without getting out a ladder. Today's job!

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  7. I'm waiting for the day when you tell Kate to "get the sheep" and she also brings the red hen. :-)

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  8. All those different walks of life just hanging out together.

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  9. I love it. Miss my crazy birds. The wild turkeys around here just don't have the same personality.

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    1. I love wild turkeys though - one of my favorite birds!

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  10. She has made herself part of the farm group very quickly. It is very nice that Comby has a companion in the field. Enjoy those eggs.

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  11. Reminds me of the Little Red Hen story, looking for helpers and just " does it herself".
    She's too precious!

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  12. She gives a whole new meaning to "free range"! I see a new candidate for next year's calendar. I love that photo of her with Comby.

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  13. I love chickens! Miss having some!

    Linda

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  14. I have a Red River hen that is almost a year old and you can find her just about anywhere on our farm alone and the rest of my 27 hens stay in a flock. Some just have adventure in their blood!!
    Rita

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  15. A rogue hen a true adventure chicken! So what is her name? Something bold and brassy! :)

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  16. I LOVE that! She is a treat.........Fearless Freda is right!!

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  17. Reminds me of Avo and Phoebe, the interspecies couple! Glad you got a new adventure hen with some spunk!

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  18. I love the big red hen and all her new BFF's on your yard. I had a pet chicken and the dogs and cats were fine with her. Love this post;.

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