Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That silly Fern, what a character! She so reminds me of Barbara the BR we all know and love on BYC. She really "pulled a Fern" today on me! Charlotte, my older blue Ameraucana, began laying again today after a long molting hiatus. The end of the shell was a bit soft, so decided to plump up the calcium for her and the others who should begin laying again anytime now.
    I go into the house, make up a big glass pan of oatmeal and grits cooked together with nonfat milk powder, with my own calcium tablets melted in, yogurt, some salmon, egg, etc. I go into their coop storage area and open the door into the main coop itself, holding the pan with my right hand and trying not to let them slip through the door into the storage area by pulling that door behind me with the left hand. Just as I'm almost through the door, from my left comes Fern, who apparently was up on the nestbox.
    Fern catapults herself through the air and lands right in the middle of the oatmeal pan I'm holding 5 ft above the floor! She must weigh over six pounds by now and I try like heck to hold the pan, with Fern standing in the middle of it, up in the air, but it tilts and globs of oatmeal mixture fall into the shavings where the awaiting feathered sharks dive into the pan before I can get it to the floor. [​IMG] I made so much racket that my DH comes running out of the house asking what's wrong. This is the sweet, innocent Fern, daughter of Ivy and Dutch. In fact, she's standing in the nest she used as her launch pad. [​IMG] Once again, I say BAD FERN!

  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    That is hysterical,, is it a barred thing?? Puff N Stuff the barred hen with the beard I have will leap into any goodies to knock them to the floor.. WWF got nothing on a hen with a target!

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    Now Cynthia, how can you call something that pretty BAD!!!! [​IMG]
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens


    Fabulous Flying Fern – not even a wing clipping will keep her feet on the ground.

  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    That girl is a mess! You know your feathered grandbaby, Cannonball, launches herself from anything and anywhere ONTO YOU!
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Bad bad Fernhen. Maybe she knows nice hens always finish last.
  7. cococrisp

    cococrisp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2009
    That's so funny! I have a tortoise named Fern. [​IMG] But my Fern is just the opposite and likes to sleep a lot.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here are some of today's collection with Fern's egg sitting dead center. She lays a nice dark egg for a Barred Rock, sort of like my older girl, Lexie, does.

  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Fern's a smart little lady ... she knows to get there first! You know the saying, "First come, first served!" Why mess around with those other feathered sharks in the way!

    I have Fern's egg in the bator (her 4th egg ever!) .... it's veining! YAY, Miss Fern is about to become a mama!
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    She's a funny girl! [​IMG] When you bring on the treats, watch out!!!! Beautiful bunch of eggs too! [​IMG]

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