Friday, September 9, 2011


A city friend of mine called last night, she wanted to know if a chicken could find her way home all by herself.  It seems that there was a hen roaming her neighborhood.  She had even layed an egg in the neighbors yard!  Now, there is currently a feud going on in the town between those wanting to keep a few hens about the place and those that do not want that sort of thing anywhere near them.  We knew that whoever had lost this little girl would not be able to advertise the fact!  I told her to call me in the morning if the hen was still there.

Her daughter and granddaughter were spending the night last night, and the hen was named Rosalee.  The child was delighted that the Rosalee was still there this morning.  The call was made, and after my morning chores I made my way there with a nice cage, and nicer grain to make friends.

I found her among the Vinca and  monkey grass.  I tossed her some grain, but after bread, grapes and grits, who wants grain and layer pellets!  It took about an hour but in the end I caughter her when she settled in to lay her days egg.  She burrowed deep within a border of monkey grass and got really still.  I walked up to her and put my hand on her back, and scooped her up!  My friend was impressed.  I packed her into the cage and headed off home.  She stayed in the car while I ran into the store to pick up a few things, then home.

She must have layed the egg while I was in the store, cause when I unpacked her into the no-fly zone, there is was just as pretty as you please!  I believe she is a Barred Rock, and she seems to be young too!  I will have to take some eggs to my city friend to thank her!

This afternoon I will be weaving baby blankets.  Light blue this time, I will edit and  post a picture of one of them this evening.  I would like to finish one today, and another tomorrow.  We will see, you know the best layed plans sometimes don't happen.

Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina (the chicken whisperer in some circles)


LA said...

It would seem that Rosalee went on her walkabout in the right lucky for her that your friend could call you!!! She even rewarded you for your rescue!!!

Bonnie said...

Way to go chicken whisperer.

Linda said...

What a great story!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, Tina. You know how I love animal tails! What luck that Rosalee has you for her new mom. ~Marta