Drive-By Chicken Drop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DrivebyChickenDrop, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. DrivebyChickenDrop

    DrivebyChickenDrop Hatching

    Sep 13, 2009
    Never knew I loved chickens until one afternoon about 5 years ago. I have a horse farm in South Carolina and have one driveway in and out of the farm. So the day a white pickup truck went zooming out my driveway, I assumed it was someone who had wandered down the wrong road and hightailed it out of there.

    I went down to the barn about an hour later to meet our vet and found my dogs enthusiastically investigating a hen and 17 chicks in a box set in the hedges. My vet rolled up to the view of my butt sticking out of the hedge, as I frantically tried to catch the little peepers and dodge Momma Chicken's determined beak. Wiping the tears from his eyes as he choked back his hysterical guffaws, he sputtered, "What the hell are you doing?"
    Extracting my scratched, beaked and bedraggled self from the bushes, clutching 3 tiny squirming chicklets to my breast and dodging the inquisitive tongues and noses of my 3 beastly dogs, I glared at him and announced "What does it look like?! I'm catching baby chicks. I've been subjected to a drive-by chicken drop!!"

    Of course, they promptly became wonderful pets, with Momma Chicken and her brood adapting quite quickly to baths, blowdrys, bug hunting and Mexican food. (Chickens LOVE refried beans!) I look like the Pied Piper with my flock trailing behind me. One black chick promptly named "Oprah" learned to fly up on my shoulder on command for cheese. She also meets me at the back door in the morning for breakfast and bagels, then hops up on the bed to watch the morning news. Draped across my lap, she gets her belly scratched and helps herself to bits of bagel if I don't feed it to her fast enough.

    Now 60 plus chickens later, we can't imagine not having the birds around. Other than not being able to leave the windows down in the truck, they have been nothing but a delight. Momma Chicken has gone to roost with God, but Oprah and about 5 of her siblings are still around. My lovely dogs and cats accepted the new additions without batting an eye. My big dog, Sam, lets Oprah hop on his back and graciously shares his breakfast with hungry hens with nary a growl or snarl.

    We've been blessed indeed.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Great Story

  3. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    [​IMG] and I must say you are a wonderful story teller.
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hello, [​IMG] from Hollywood, SC!

    What a great story, well written and told! What part of hot and humid are you in?
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Great story, it's what this site is all about.

    Welcome to BYC.
  6. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    That was GREAT! i just laughed at the thought of the vets face seeing your butt coming out the bushes and you popping up with chicks in your hands..lmao!

    WELCOME from central, FL
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. What a great story to share, well written!!!Thanks!!
  8. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    [​IMG] FROM KANSAS! great story [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Oh my gosh, what a cute story!! [​IMG] [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009

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