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Photo op with Lenny and Ming Ming

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Orphy, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Orphy

    Orphy Songster

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    I was out in the coop with the chickens, spending time with my new little baby chicks that came in about a month ago. When all of a sudden Lenny and Ming Ming (two babies my broody buff hatched in Oct) jumped up onto my shoulders! So I had to take a picture of them!
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    Right after I took this pic Lenny (the roo) got ahold of my diamond earing and pulled it out! In a panic I tried to hurry and get it away from him, I was so afraid that he would swallow it and I would have to dig through chicken poop for the next week!

    So here I am, Lenny on my shoulder and me trying to get the earing out of his beak, when he drops it on the ground!
    I am really in a panic now, I have all 8 of my hens running towards us now trying to figure out what the fuss is about and if treats are involved. Everyone is pecking at the ground trying to see what I am looking for, while I am trying to keep a 2 foot radius around where I think the earring might have fell.

    What a sight! Finally I see it in the dirt! Whew, what a day...

    Life lesson #32794:
    Do not wear fancy jewelry when playing with chickens.
     

  2. specklesmom

    specklesmom Songster

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    The earring would probably have been nicely polished after a trip through a gizzard!! Organic diamond cleaning!
     
  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

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    So glad you found your earring before they did - it's amazing what things catch their eye. And they're so fast when they're determined to catch something...
     
  4. Darlasmum

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    Ha ha- I lost a pearl this same way. Now have had my backs converted to screw-ons!
     
  5. GwenReaper

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    I know what you mean about them going after everything. My boyfriend and his son were in the back yard playing w airsoft guns.. they shoot little plastic bbs. well I guess I saw them shoot over the chicken coop then i saw all the chickens run to one corner. So I had to make sure they didnt play too close to them or I would see little green and glow in the dark bbs in there poop!!![​IMG]
     
  6. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
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    Ahh. Someone else who has to suffer through the wonder pets
     
  7. Serrin

    Serrin Songster

    I don't think that's ever going to be a problem for me. I don't even own a pair of earrings! [​IMG] I'm too old and frumpy for such finery! You know that old saying....Ya can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear? Yeah, that's me! [​IMG]
     

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