Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Feathers

I came home from Atlanta and immediately noticed something new in the neighbor’s back yard. That looks like a shirt or something. One of those kids must have dropped it passing through.

So Blair and I swing. And I keep glancing. Wondering. Then I saw the feathers. Is that one of my chickens? I think that’s one of my chickens. In fact, that’s one of my chickens, and it’s a Wyandotte. Darn. Something got one of my chickens. How many were there just minute ago when I checked on them? I can’t walk over there and look. Instead, I run to the coop. On the way to the coop, more feathers. What is going on here? Those look like Barred Rock feathers. I know I saw some Barred Rocks a few minutes ago.

I call them. Four came. The Barred Rocks didn’t appear to have lost any feathers. Three missing. All Wyandottes. I know I saw at least one Wyandotte this afternoon. I look in the chicken house. Two poor traumatized Wyandottes are huddled inside. I rubbed one on her back.

Then I noticed it. The other one looked funny. Maybe it’s a shadow.... Nope, something’s weird. Is she missing some feathers? She comes out of the house, and the poor chicken is completely bare on her behind, but there’s not a scratch on her. So we lost Minnie the small Wyandotte :(, but the rest along survived – even half-toe Wyandotte - minus her panties! She’s used two of her lives now. How many lives do chickens have? I guess when it comes to dogs, not many. Poor Minnie.

6 comments:

Theresa said...

Jackie does an amazing job. Your blog is really fantastic! Love it!

Linsey said...

Oh Ash, I definitely feel your pain. Poor Minnie!

Brandy said...

So sad Ash!! What in the world is assaulting your chickens???

CHERI said...

Sure hope it's not a neighbor's pet...that would get uncomfortable. If it's a hawk or something, your Uncle Johnny will be glad to come shoot it! He keeps our yard and neighbor rid of squirrels and such!

brooke lynn said...

that really stinks, so sorry :(

AA said...

Im sorry, Ashalee!