Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The girls sort things out

The merging of the new flock with the old is proceeding smoothly.
No blood has been shed and no feathers have been pulled...so far.
The girls have been together 24/7 since Saturday night. 
Lady Mary, Edith and Mrs. Hughes quickly figured out that they
can stay out of trouble as long as they stay out of Minnie's way.

Sometimes this means taking a quick flight out of the coop.



Edith is the bravest in the new bunch and has assumed a leadership role.



Edith: Bitch says we can't go back in until she's done eating.



Lady Mary: Where are her manners?



Minnie: Can't believe she called me a bitch. 
Do you see what I have to put up with here?



Minnie: She's talking behind my back, isn't she?



Mrs. Hughes: Keep an eye on her. 
She's liable to turn on us at any moment.



Edith: She's no spring chicken. We can outrun her any day.







22 comments:

  1. This is like a reality show.

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  2. Looks like they got a "Pullet-surprise". ;-)

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  3. Those new girls are fast. Are they giving you eggs yet?

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    1. It will be another 2-3 months before the new girls start laying.

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  4. Oh I love it! Will look for more of the morning chicken soap opera installments. I've always wondered about introducing new chickens to the brood.

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  5. Changing the subject just a bit...what became of Fish? We haven't heard anything since March.

    Julia

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    1. Fish is still alive and swimming in the stock tank. There are lots more bugs landing on the water now that the weather is warmer and he's keeping himself busy. I'll let him know you asked about him.

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    2. Glad to hear that. Thanks!

      Julia

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  6. I love how your posts make me chuckle each morning! Now where in your barn area do you have the coop? Looks well protected - especially by the 'ancestors skeletons'!

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    1. In the last picture, that raised structure with the blue door is the coop.

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  7. "Bitch says we can't go back in....." Bwhahahahahaha! Spewed my coffee everywhere on that one!

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  8. I love reading these with the characters' own voices and personalities in my head. hee hee! How are you telling Edith & Mary apart? I didn't notice any nail polish.

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    1. In person, Edith is shorter...at the moment.

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  9. I had a near miss with my coffee just now! There's something funny about Lady Mary frantically leaping through the air - the photos catch her mid-leap. Or was that Lady Edith? -- Min

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  10. What unique names, how did you come up with those? HA HA! I also have the character's voices in my heads! This should all get us by until January....seems so far away.

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  11. oh the dialogue! you should write for televsion!

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  12. I love this! You know - I never really thought too much about chickens having personalities - but I guess they really do!

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  13. I love the bony chicken sculpture!

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  14. An American in Tokyo5/20/14, 5:48 PM

    OMG!! TOO FUNNY!!
    "Bitch says we can't go back in....." HAHAHAHAHA!!

    I'm glad to hear the pecking order has been established! ;)

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  15. You guys just make my day! Lady Mary, Edith, Mrs. Hughes--indeed! Seems like they are living up to their namesakes!

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  16. As riveting as the chicken drama is, that bone art on the fence is what caught attention the most. Chicken? Road Runner? What an awesome way to use your 'treasures'.

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  17. This is BETTER than a reality show! :-)
    Cheryl Ann

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