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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Free range isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Oh no...., where are those chickens? Look what they've done! They haven't been out for more than an hour and look at this. We have forty two acres and they found the only part of the garden that isn't fenced. Give them a little freedom on a nice day and what happens...,

..., this

Ah ha! Feathers! I've found proof. Clear evidence that this was an act of wanton destruction by chickens running amuck; whipped into a frenzy by a feeling of freedom and well ammended soil. All the signs are there.

I find all of them hiding under the tent trailer, looking innocent of any wrong doing. "You can't even look me in the eye, can you? Henny Penny, you're the only one who will look at me and you probably weren't even a part of all this. I want all of you to know that there will be consequences for this behavior. Napoleon, you better get these ladies under control or you and the gang will be spending the rest of the year in confinement. "Do you hear me?"
...., no answer, just a few whispered clucks.
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  1. they are like every other animal species, we do what we want and not what you want!

  2. I really enjoy visting your blog.
    We have a lot in common. I hope your mother is doing well. Thank you for the comment on my blog, and yes we were very lucky. Hope you will visit again, I know I will visit yours daily. Madeline

  3. LOL... Look at those guilty chickens! I love their names. Is Napoleon the small one? teehee

  4. warn them that they will make darn good dumplins with chicken bits in it !
    that should straighten them right out!
    hugs Laura


    I think it was Brownie, probably plucked those feathers right out of Henny Penny's bum and left it there amonst the destruction just to throw you off.

    Hope you week is filled with blessings. Love and healing energy to your mother.

  6. I have a Henny Penny too...For some reason, my hens never go eyond the invisible line I drew for them.
    Thanks for reading my blog - you live in beuatiful country. Rugged and intnense but beautiful.


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