Thursday, September 22, 2016

Divide and conquer?

Just putting up the wooden dividers did not work at all!



 So, we tried blocking their view of each other with some cardboard. The only thing I had was a pizza box:


 Now there is plenty of privacy for all!

Betty wondered what we were up to and just had to take a look:



Last night I put Wilma and Betty in first. Betty went into the nest box. Wilma just kept stretching her neck looking at the roosting bar. She did not jump up.

It was really getting dark out now, so I let Maude in Charlie in -  Charlie went to his spot by the big door and Maude took her spot next to the ramp door. Wilma kept trying to jump on the bar in the middle of them, but gave up after the King and Queen scolded her. (I was peeking in through the window) When I left to go back to the house, Wilma was roosting on top of the waterer. 



Today we will put a new roosting bar under the windows.

And really start thinking about getting a cat or a dog. Or goldfish....


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  1. Please. No cats or dogs or goldfish. Your gang provides me with a considerable amount of entertainment each day. Don't think I could handle the excitement of other animals. :)

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    1. But, but just think how calming it will be watching fish swim back and forth, back and forth..... :o)

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  2. The best thing about a goldfish is that you can always give them a "burial at sea." Whoosh! - lol

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    1. LOL, Gorges! And they only cost 25 cents each!

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  3. When we got our chickens, they were fuzzy little chicks, and we had to keep them under a heat lamp in the house...early March. Our cats were always trying to get at them. By the time we moved them to their house outside, they were growing feathers. The cats still wanted to get close and personal with them. One day when the hens were fully grown, one of the cats managed to get into their fenced yard. HA! Those hens got her cornered and were scolding and pecking at her. I heard the commotion and came running out to see poor little Nolly scrunched in a corner of the yard with all 4 hens keeping her there. I went in and rescued her.

    That put an end to her curiosity. The other 2 cats must have heard about it, because they weren't curious anymore either.

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    1. Chickens can be quite aggressive - I always keep one eye on Charlie! :o)

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  4. Barber Cat: Funny story about the kitty - grown hens are not generally good with 'diversity'. Hmmm. Our Collies on the farm could boss the chickens around, but the cats gave them a wide birth. Particularly the hens with chickies. We were in the Quebec Eastern Townships, so no Tractor Supply nearby - we grew our own chickies. There were always a few hens that went all broody.

    I hope you keep your hens and Charlie. They are fun to watch, but I'll stop by no matter. I came to the site for the Friday night Steam, and stay for it as well, but I love the girls and the pics. Thanks for the fun!!

    Cap'n Jan

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    1. I love baby chicks - but they are a wee bit too much work for me now. The gang will settle down eventually - and when they do, Wilma ad Betty can join the King and Queen for an outing in the yard.
      (I just like complain once in a while! LOL!) :o)

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    1. Really don't think Hubby wants to see another coop... He wants to use this one for a tool shed as it is...

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