Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Sunday, August 22, 2010

News from the Coop

It seems it's been a while since I last posted about our chickens, so I thought I would fill you in a bit.

Ty and I finally decided on names for the rest of the chickens.  Remember, we already have Blacky Smooth and Wipey.  Well, when I pointed out to Ty that we had 3 gold hens, Ty had the ingenius idea to name them after the Golden Girls.  (I'm addicted to that show.  I've seen every episode at least a dozen times.  No, really.  I have.)  So now we have Rose, Blanche, and Dorothy.  Besides Wipey, we have two other white chickens, so one of those gets to be Sophia.  The other white one is a rooster (I think), so we named him Stan.  The last chicken is Gloria.  That makes 8 all together.  Did I tell you we lost four to some dogs?  : (

Unfortunately there seeems to be a problem with Blacky Smooth.  A handicap if you will.  It's her beak.  It's crooked...terribly.  I honestly don't know how she eats, but she seems to be dealing with it.  Take a look at these pictures of her.  The top half and the bottom half of her beak don't even touch!  Weird!

Her beak doesn't look so strange in this picture until you realize that she's got it "closed."  Poor girl!

And look!  There seems to be a fox in our hen house!
Notice how the bottom left door is crooked?  It seems that "someone" hit it with the lawn mower the other day, but I'm not naming names.
(Tool Man.)

This picture has absolutely nothing to do with chickens, but ain't it cute?  Love those cheeks!

"Would you like to see my chicken?"

"I think I'll take this one."

Poor Gloria!  Lucy needs to work on her chicken-holding technique.  She was not the least bit afraid of the chickens.  In fact we had a hard time keeping her from getting in the coop with them.

The Tool Man got in on the fun too.  I think he's got his chickens confused with parrots though.

P.S.  No chickens were harmed in the making of this post.


  1. Aw...bawk; bawk; missed my baby girl Sunday!

  2. About the hen with the weird beak...I read another blog where the gal has a farm. She has a hen just like yours...she calles her "the crooked little hen." Here is the link to her blog: http://chickensintheroad.com/blog/

    Love the Lucy pic!