When I look at this picture, it makes me laugh.
It reminds me of a baby chicken stretched out in a hammock.
The truth is . . these four crazy baby chicks lead us on a wild chicken chase every single evening. I’ve been letting the chickens all out again during the day. Mean Chicken keeps the babies right with her and then when it’s time for them all to go back into the run about dusk, they all go in . . including the baby chicks. At some point, before they all go into the coop for the night, the four babies escape from the pen and then, for whatever reason, can’t find their way back in.
Vince and I chase them all over the place. They’re so fast. As they’ve gotten older, they’ve gotten faster. As we’ve gotten older, we have not gotten any faster!
When Chad and Nicole were here, all of us would be out chasing chicks but now that it’s just the two of us again, those four chicks have gotten much better at escaping our every effort to catch them.
Monday I remembered the net we had used to catch the wild kitty upstairs so I went and got it.
Lucky strike . . I caught two at once last night. I’ll be happy when they’re too big to escape from the run but for now, each evening about dusk, Vince and I are out chasing chickens!
That’s what I was gonna say..a butterfly net device might be very helpful! HA And at least you guys are getting a little extra exercise. LOL
wanda ll says
I’ve got a story about baby chickens and mama hens. We had one mother and 8 babies from the neighbors come visit us the last 3 weeks. Gives hubby something to watch all day. They are so funny. one chick is twice as big as the others. Anyway the one black baby disappeared a week ago we were sad. Well Monday I head the horrible noise in the back yard and looked outside.There was a redtail hawk and the mother chicken fightening in the back yard. They were rolling and tumbling and make all kinds of noises. Sent DH outside but before he got there the hawk flew off and mother was squacking her head off. One baby was dead but the rest were hid from her for hours. It was a sad event for us to lose another baby. But let me tell you that mother wouldn’t give up till the hawk let her baby lose. Now that is one good mother hen. They all hid for hours and still hide in my flowers and other bushes around here the last 2 days. Still scared I think. Dh said he would never have believed it if he hadn’t seen them fighting with his own eyes.. Just thought you might like to here about this.
Upside – good exercise??
Sherry V. says
Judy, you crack me up! The visual that I got while reading your post made me crack up. One of the sayings that I grew up with was “running around like a chicken with it’s head chopped off”. . . . and that is the visual my mind came up with — not with heads chopped off (of course).
It probably loses something in the translation. . . .but it gave me a good giggle.
Have a pieceful day
What a visual! LOL
Denise ~ justquiltin says
ROFLOL – that first chick looks like he’s just “chillin” — and wondering, “where’s my cold drink with the umbrella in it lady??” 🙂
Cindy C says
My chickens used to do that also. There was a light that was near them that was on and they went back out to catch bugs. We started turning the light out each night and they stayed put then.
That is so funny a friend of mine took in a hurt wild Canada Goose I would see her out walking her goose before it was ready to fly with a big fish landing net so she could catch the goose. The sight of her makes me laugh too thanks for the laugh today
Oh Judy, what would I do without your chickens. That first one was so funny I think I’ll probably dream about it. It is a good way to get exercise, but with all the other things you do I’m not sure you need the extra exercise. You have to have the funniest chickens in the world.
Linda Steller says
LOL I have this visual image of the two of you out there chasing chicks! Better you than me, Judy!