Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Chicken Adventures - More Blue Egg Mystery
For the second day in a row now I have found a blue egg. After I mentioned still not finding one in a post yesterday I went out and found one that afternoon and then found another one this morning. Not sure which of the two Easter Egger hens is laying em or maybe it's both. Maybe they were molting and I couldn't tell or maybe they had a secret laying spot I never found and now moved to a place I can. I don't know. What I do know is I got two over a month ago and then nothing until yesterday.
The other thing I can tell you is that a few of these chickens are getting down right bold now. A small group of them made up of two of the Rhode Island Reds, one Barred Rock and occasionally one of the Black Sexlinks will go on huge walk abouts around the pasture and hay field with Rocky leading the way. They don't flinch at the Redtail flying over head anymore and don't even bother staying in tall weeds like they used to. They just walk around exploring everything from the big round bales of hay to the loafing shed and up to the horse trailer. At their furthest point they are at least 200 yards away from the barn in the wide open middle of the hay field.
Yesterday I noticed our Winter visitor was once again back in the skies only this time he or she brought along a friend.
I first noticed the pair of them down the road a bit munching on some road kill but soon they had taken wing and flew right over the barn lot and sent chickens running for the barn as fast as their little legs and wings could carry them.
Rocky was very edgy for the rest of the day too I might add.
I hope this pair of eagles weren't taking notes for future fast food runs or anything. I have yet to have a problem with the Winter Eagle visitors but two neighbors lost a lamb and baby goat to them last Spring or so they said. If they snatch a hen I may just live with it but if they come after a lamb well there are going to be issues. National Bird or not be damned.
As I was checking out the barn lot this evening Boris decided he was feeling his oats and wanted some attention. I scratched his neck a bit and then went about my business but he decided he wasn't done with me yet and headbutted me from behind once again.
Well Boris quickly remembered this position from earlier this year. I know he isn't trying to be mean and with his temperament I doubt he would ever get mean but he can't be going around head butting me whenever he wants his ears scratched either. Boris got up and looked at me all hurt-like but didn't try and head butt me again.
Always a circus around here with all these animals.
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edit - I posted this at 5:30 central time and as of 9:15 central time it STILL hasn't shown up on other blogs. I find these frequent not updating times on blogger to be really annoying.