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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Jeepers, Peepers!

Hi ho, everybody! I've been a good dog this week. At least that's what The Family is telling me. I haven't escaped from the yard for a whole week now, so I CAN be a good dog when I have to be. I was so good, in fact, that I got to help gather eggs from the hen house this morning. Since they're under my protection, it's imperitive that I check security and don't let a fox or possum in. Here are pictures of some of the things I am responsible for. These are brown eggs, and the yolks are extra bright yellow, none of those pale store-bought eggs on our farm! Sometimes I am given one of these to play with. You gotta play real easy with these, otherwise they explode and turn your beard yellow.



We also have three laying hens. Their names are Lucille, Rosita and Henrietta. They are called Production Reds. They eat bugs, which is a not cool thing to do, but they seem to like it.



After feeding and egg-gathering, I got to take a ride in the pickup and we went to a feed store. I think feed stores have the most marvelous smells in the world. We got a surprise on this trip, too. We brought home baby chicks!

We bought guineas for tick control, and bantams just because we like little chickens with feathers on their legs. See that cheeky fellow front and center. Is that a little roo, or what? He looks like trouble to me!
~Tell

13 comments:

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You sure have been a good doggie Tell. Those little chicks look cute. Which one is your favourite?

~ Girl girl

Maggie & Mitch said...

Chickens eat ticks? hummmmmm - I wonder if my mom and dad know this? Eggs to eat and chickens to play with! This sounds like a good thing, Tell!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lenny said...

I think your hens all have lovely names, Tell! Are you going to name all of those new chicks too?

Your friend, Lenny

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You aren't going to de-feather the new little chicks, are you, Tell? We used to get something called "yard eggs". It took Mom a while to figure out that they were from chickens that aren't in coops or houses...they just run around someone's yard. Strange...but true.
Have a pawsome weekend!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Jake of Florida said...

Glad you're stayibng close to home, pal, We were worried about your Houdini escapes!!!

Those chicks are cute. Didn't know about the ticks, though.

Wirey woofs!!

Jake and Just Harry

Jake of Florida said...

Glad you're stayibng close to home, pal, We were worried about your Houdini escapes!!!

Those chicks are cute. Didn't know about the ticks, though.

Wirey woofs!!

Jake and Just Harry

Jackson said...

Hey Tell, didn't know that about chickens and ticks! Yuck! J x

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Tell...there is nuthin' cuter than a bunch of baby chickies...they look a lot like the stuffies we got around Eastertime....do your peeps let you guys around them? Or would you...I can't say it...

We saw that last post bout that mean skinny wire that made ur wiry fur frizz...um Tell...I'd avoid that section of the fence...better to go under...ur ur gonna fry your um...that is if ya still have em....

You live in the coolest place....

Scruffy

Noah the Airedale said...

They're so sweet. Do you have to be careful of foxes?

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Agatha and Archie said...

We are glad you are staying close to home!!!! Those babies are very cute?Are they fun to plaay with???You are a lucky boy with so much to do!! Love A+A

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Tell...love the cute little peeps....Gram says she remembers Guineas from when she was a kid...they make a lot of noise...we saw little baby ducks in the feed store last weekend....$3.00 each...if we were stayin' at the cottage all year, Gram woulda bought some but we can't keep 'em in the city....just love all the wonderful things ya see on a farm...ya sure are lucky ta live on one......

Dewey Dewster here......

Eric said...

Hey Tel. Egg patrol huh? Sounds good. Can you do 'em over easy, poached or scrambled? MMMmm,tasty, just an omelette for me today please!!

Wags, Eric

Frasier said...

Love these posts.I used to think that chickens were only for chasing!!!

PS:How do the parents love the bike?Have they been riding a lot?Daddy uses his every day to save on gas,he is as brown as a berry!!Few more days and he will be as brown as mommy!(mommys Indian)Its hot in Georgia.

Frasier