Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chickens in the rain

I was standing on the front porch late yesterday afternoon taking pictures of the rain.
I wanted to have a few keepsakes to tide me over until the next storm.
Around here, that could be tomorrow or six months from now. One never knows.
I was so focused on the rushing water coming out of the downspout that I almost missed the real action.

My water-obsessed chickens were fishing for lizards.



Here is Minnie with the catch of the day. 




None of the girls seemed bothered by a little rain on their parade.




I think Minnie may have been fly fishing here.




Here she is having a zen moment staring at her navel. Unless chickens don't have navels,
in which case she must be looking at a bug.




Clara: There ain't no river wide enough to keep me away from you, worm.




Wish I looked as good as these two fresh out of the shower.


18 comments:

  1. That's a first for me. I've never seen chickens soaked like that. I didn't know they would go out hunting in the rain.
    Best always,

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  2. How about Johnny Cat? Long time no news! I miss him!

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  3. I looked much worse than the girls after golfing in the rain on Monday....

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  4. Your chickens are just too funny! They do seem to be enjoying themselves.
    So glad you're getting some rain!

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  5. I know there is an old saying about "mad as a wet hen" but mine really don't seem to mind much. If we would only have some rain.....drought is no fun.

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  6. I wonder if Minnie got to eat her catch. In my flock, the girl who catches the goodie rarely gets to eat it. The others take it away.

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  7. hahaha you got me this morning with the fun comments....those chicks know how to party !!! LOL Hope the boys enjoyed it as much as they did :) Jeanne in SC, visiting grandkids in In. :)

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  8. i had no idea chickens would stay out in the rain like this and i must say the last photo shows that a little rain must be good for chickens...

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  9. Carol in N. Colorado7/11/13, 7:19 AM

    I bet the chickens were enjoying the moisture and the shower for a change. Hope we get more rain soon.

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  10. RAIN!! funny how brown Minnie get more soaked than the others: would she have less feathers? and yes, missing Johnny too!

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  11. Minnie looks like she could use a little chicken-sized raincoat and one of those bright yellow rainhats. Or maybe one of those little umbrellas that attaches right to a child's head.....hmmmmmmmm.

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  12. It's nice to see the rain puddles and see the chickens out in it. A downpour doesn't seem to dampen their outdoor games.

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  13. My mind is still boggled by the thought of murderous, flesh-eating chickens! Until I started reading farm and ranch blogs, all I knew about chickens was that they are great fried or roasted and eggs taste great!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  14. Water obsessed? I think they're food obsessed, and they certainly are opportunists.

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  15. I'm kinda scared of your chickens. Meat-eaters and all ... LOL! Thanks, I always get a kick out of your blog.

    - Bonz

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  16. I love your girls. There is no pretense. Food is available when it rains and they go for it. Now that's a well adjusted normal chicken. And I get to laugh.

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  17. I've heard that "mad as an old wet hen" saying as well...I just assumed chickens didn't like getting wet! Ha!

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  18. Navel....ha h hah ahahah that cracked me up! Sometimes I get so thirsty when I read your posts, I am relieved you have finally received a little rain, short lived as it may be. Hoo Rah!

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