March 17th 2012 3:50 pm
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Well, I didn't get to ride up to get the chickens BUT, I did get to go to the store to get the stuff for the nesting box. When we got home Mom fixed it all up and stuffed it with hay.
Then, she did feed us, finally! After that, she let us all out again and was working in the house when she decided to check on the hens. She discovered that Riley red dog had dug under their fence and he was in their pen!!! Mom didn't see the hens anywhere so she was having a HUGE panic!! She grabbed Riley, put him in the house (and us, too), and rushed out to find the hens.
Fortunately, she had left Crystal's igloo in the pen and BOTH hens were under it. They were a bit scared, but not hurt and not even missing any feathers. Riley was innocently eating their food!!!
Mom put them in the coop for the night and put Riley in his crate for the night!!!
Tomorrow morning she will have to make sure she fills all the holes Riley dug and put some chicken wire over them so he can't dig anymore. Now, she is happy that she got some BIG hens first to get us used to them and to find the flaws in the system!!
Meanwhile, we have not seen the babies yet. Mom put them in the kennel and she said they are still scared and hiding. Fortunately, it's a weekend so it will be quieter in there for them tonight and tomorrow.
I hope I get to see them tomorrow. She said the little leghorns are all white with quite a bit of feathers already growing in. The little Guinea keets are brown and black striped and are really, really CUTE, says Mom!! Maybe she will have a photo of them tomorrow?
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OMD Beanie I loves birdies,I only have a Budgie but would love some chickies,Mom too.:) Well the hens of the Chicken variety se says. Roosters can be quite ornery Mom says,look out BOL. Glad the feathered ladies were ok. They are gorgeous!!!! I bet you will grow to love them. Moms dog growing up herded the chickens back to their pen after "free rangeing"( As I think they call it these days,bol) in the yard and garden,GREAT Bug control too. Happy St Patricks Blessings to all your pack. Hugs & POkes, O' Darla xoxoxo