Tag Archives: chickens

All Grown Up

29 Apr

Nugget is all grown up.

Nugget

He is quite the handsome rooster.  I love the way his tail has barred rock markings only on the ends.

Even better than handsome–he does not attack me at all.  For that I am grateful.

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Being Naughty

21 Jan

I think it was last Wednesday that we finally came out of the ridiculously cold to just a bit below average cold.  It was warm enough for the goats to feel naughty and get in trouble.

Casey: Don’t look at me. It was Moose.

As soon as I went into the barnyard to do chores, I noticed some goat had opened the gate to the birds’ pen.  They had eaten the corn from the birds’ pan, but luckily they hadn’t broken into the big tub of corn.

Zinnia: It was just a little snack.

I kicked out the goats and saw the geese were still just sitting outside in the pen.

I looked in and saw the birds still inside the building.

Nugget is getting big and handsome.

Then I started walking through the barn and found my old male peacock lying out there sunning himself.

Luckily, he wasn’t too hard for me to grab, but I missed getting both wings tucked in right away, and he beat the snot out of me.  I literally had bruise lines on my jaw from where his wings smacked me.

At least I got him back into the safety of his pen.

Then I put my twine back around the gate so they can’t do that again.

Naughty goats.

Lady Nugget

25 Oct

I think my little nugget (who is not so little anymore) is a hen!  I think.

Nugget and her phoenix mom

At least there has been no attempted crowing yet, and I think she looks like a she.  She better be a hen.