I’ve got a thieving chicken.
But Jessie, you say, you have 90 chickens! How do you know which one it is?
I do have 90 chickens but I only have six Delaware chickens. And of those only three are adults and two of those adults are bold. Very bold. In fact if they were much larger, or I was much smaller, they would be terrifying.
But Jessie, you say, they are chickens! You love chickens! Why would they be terrifying?
These are the two chickens that I saw catch a mouse out in the open, beat it to death and then fight over it’s remains. These are the chickens that have hunted down toads and leave no doubt that birds are close relations to dinosaurs. These are chickens it would be best not to be a small creature around.
But one of them is bolder than the other, and now I know which one.
But Jessie, you say, they look the same!
The extra bold chicken invaded a little party we were having on the deck, stole a hot dog right of a plate and ran off with it to the cries of distress from the small boy who had just lost his dinner.
She is the thieving chicken.
But Jessie, you say, how can you tell it’s her and not her sister?
Because when you are a chicken and you steal a ketchup covered hot dog out of a bun you get ketchup-ed.
And apparently, ketchup doesn’t wear off right away, it just turns black.
It’s true, I have 90 chickens, but this one, is the thieving chicken.
Oh my goodness! 90 chickens! That one has an alibi for sure😉
Only for 6 more days, then we will have 45 and a full freezer! 😉
Wow…never heard of a thieving chicken before!!!
We always seem to have one bold one in each “batch” of chickens thought this lady might take the cake for how far she’s willing to go to steal a bit of food!
so funny, started my day off a treat!
That makes me smile to hear- and also now you know to hold on to your hot dog if ever a chicken is near, humorous and informative that’s me. 😉
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How funny,we watched the first two Jurassic Park movies last night…I can totally see the velociraptor resemblance! 😀
Yes, I like chickens an awful lot but there are days I”m glad they are much littler than me!
Love it! Under the feathers, they are actually dragons.
They transform whenever we’re not looking.
I think you guys may be right!
Chicken soup tonight??
Nah- she’s a mouser- gotta keep her around! 😉
Yup toss it in the crock pot!!
But then who would kill the mice!?! 😀
What an enterprising lass! 🙂
That’s one way to look at it! 😉
Thank you for sharing! You made me laugh out loud so hard!!! We have 3 week old chicks and are new at being chicken farmers. My grandparents were farmers and had over 4,000 chickens, but are not here so I can ask them questions. When I read that they beat a mouse to death, and how bold they are, I relaxed a little bit. I love to hear that they can grow and be strong. I know I will still worry about them when they move to the coop, but I felt better after reading your post! :)Jen
Happy chicken farming! Feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions I’m happy to help if I’m able!