Evicting the Kitchen Chicken

25 Mar

With all the kids that I was bringing into the house, I was really starting to feel like I was truly living in a barn.  Something had to change.

chicken and goat kids

Honey was in agreement.  She was a bit nervous, to the point of puffing up her neck feathers, with all the kids bouncing around.  I took her back out to the coop to be with the rest of the chickens.



I was reallly amazed that there wasn’t fighting and trying to kill her.  She just settled right back in.



Of course, after living in the house, she might have illusions of grandeur.  She was basking with the peahens.

chicken and peahens


Finally, just because he’s handsome, I have to include the peacock.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy.


34 Responses to “Evicting the Kitchen Chicken”

  1. TexWisGirl March 25, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    i hope she will be fine!

    • Teresa March 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

      She’s doing quite well. I’m sure she misses her register vent, but she’s doing well.

  2. Steffini Bumgarner March 25, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    Is she a golden sex link??? I had one also that we called Honey – she was the nicest chicken, she would me right in to the house. She would even come to the door and ask to be let in. 🙂

    • Teresa March 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

      She’s a buff cochin. She’s always been pretty mellow, but ten weeks in the kitchen had her begging for canned cat food.

  3. storybeader March 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    what a beautiful peacock! Yes, it was looking a bit crowded. All the kids are so cute though. I wonder if they follow you around! {:-Deb

    • Teresa March 25, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

      They bounce all over and I can’t hardly walk through the kitchen. They keep me on my toes.

  4. Esther Joy March 25, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    My son-in-law loves those buff colored hens. He’s really into chickens, knows all their names, etc. I got spurred by a rooster when I was young – never did get that friendly with them after that, but enjoy their eggs!

    • Teresa March 25, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

      The hens tend to be much nicer. I usually am not that friendly, but I figured I should bring her in the house instead of letting her die. I am glad she’s back out in the coop though.

  5. Alica March 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    Oh, the stories she can tell about life in the house! 🙂

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 7:42 am #

      Who knows, maybe she’ll write a diary of her experiences! 😉

  6. pattisj March 26, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    I’m glad the chicken are all getting along now. The Peacock is gorgeous.

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 7:43 am #

      Thanks, Patti. It’s usually hard to integrate a new bird (or one that’s been in the kitchen for the winter), so I was happy they all got along.

  7. margaret March 26, 2014 at 1:36 am #

    Hi. Well that looks like bedlam in the kitchen. I am not surprised the chicken is happy outside again.

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 7:44 am #

      Bedlam is a good word for it. I’ll be glad when all the livestock is out of the kitchen.

  8. Eileen March 26, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    I hope Honey will enjoy being back outside with her friends…I enjoyed the photos. Have a happy day!

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 7:44 am #

      Thanks, Eileen. She seems to be very happy back out with her feathered friends.

  9. A Quiet Corner March 26, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    Hoping Honey remains strong and accepted…and I just loved “just because he’s handsome”!!!!!…:)JP

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 7:45 am #

      Thanks. Honey has been out there for just over a week, and all is well. She’s totally back to life as a normal chicken.

  10. Marla aka Crazy Mom March 26, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Very interesting! I had wondered how you would eventually transition your girl back to the coop. Glad it went so well! I had my first-ever goat kidding experience this February. Luckily, they could all stay with their does in the barn. They are so puppy-like, aren’t they?

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 8:11 am #

      They are wonderful! Glad everything went well for you.

  11. Sarah ~ Magnolia Surprise March 26, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    I bet Honey is excited to be back with her buddies! And the peahens 🙂
    I went back and read your last couple of posts about the births — I’m sure you’re relieved to have them done! Hope the little ones who had troubles are doing better and will be strong.

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 11:36 am #

      They are improving. It’s still a lot of work, but things are settling down!

  12. Gattina March 26, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    Nevertheless Honey must miss her pampered life in your warm kitchen, lol ! But now she has company again. The little goat babies are so cute !

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

      Thanks. I’m pretty sure she misses standing over the register vent on cold mornings. She is doing well though.

  13. fredamans March 26, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Glad Honey is back in the coop! Beautiful peacock indeed!

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

      Thanks. At least all the kids taking over the kitchen has kept me from missing her in the house. 🙂

  14. Gunilla Bäck March 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    I’m glad she settled in with the other hens.

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

      Me too. I was a bit worried about the reintegration, but it went quite well!

  15. Pat March 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    I imagine all the other hens are enjoying all the kitchen gossip she has to share.

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

      I bet they won’t believe a word she clucks!

  16. Andrea @ From the Sol March 26, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    Poor Honey, she has been displaced. It may be good for her to be reminded of the fact that she is a chicken. She could lose sight of that with a long term house stay. I do have a question for you. Many of the farmers around here have Peacocks on their farms … is that just because they can, or is there a benefit to having them around the chickens? I guess it is obvious I don’t live on a farm, but I love farms and farm animals and am always learning new things about them. Cute post and I hope Honey is happy being a Chicken 🙂

    Andrea @ Fro the Sol

    • Teresa March 26, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

      Peacocks make good guard birds, but most people just keep them because they are pretty awesome birds.

  17. Nancy @ A Rural Journal March 27, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    So happy and relieved that Honey is doing well. She’s such a pretty girl!

    • Teresa March 27, 2014 at 8:42 am #

      I was very relieved the reintegration went so well.

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