That chicken made a monkey outta me!

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
As most of you know, Lil' Bit is my little runt, half-blind hen. Lil' Bit does fine as part of my free range flock. Her only problem is not being able to see to get on the roost at night because she can't see in poor light. Long ago, her and I developed a habit to compensate. Each evening she waits by the door of the coop and I pick her up and put her on a roost before I lock the chooks in for the night.
The last couple days it has rained non-stop, forcing me to close the shutters over the coop windows, making the coop interior darker than normal.
I noticed that the flock was a little reluctant to go in the coop at dusk with it being so dark inside, so I rigged up a temporary light. I turn it on just before dusk and turn it off as soon as everyone is settled on the roosts.
Last night I turned the light on, then came back in the house and completely forgot about going out there to turn the light off and lock the coop door.
When I hurried out there, sure enough Lil' Bit was sitting by the coop door waiting on me. She was chattering non-stop, I assume scolding me for being late. I apologized profusely. I took her in, moved Lilith out of Lil' Bit's normal spot, shut the light off and told them goodnight.
Late last night it struck me. There was a light on in the coop! There was absolutely no reason that Lil' Bit couldn't get on the roost by herself.
It had nothing to do with her not being able to see. It had everything to do with Lilith being in her spot! She couldn't move Lilith by herself, so she waited for the muscle.
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This is not the first time this hen has used me to do her bidding. When will I ever learn?!?
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I was going to take a pic of the little wench, so y'all could see her demonic powers for yourself, but it's raining still.
 

NGT ANGL

Songster
10 Years
Apr 2, 2009
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gritsar, I think you have missed your calling in life. You should have been a writer! You have a gift. I love reading your posts because they are so entertaining and help me to "see" what you are telling the story about! I would love to see a pic of Lil' Bit to put a face with the name so to speak! Hurrah for her for waiting for the muscle to get there to help out! Good for you for being that muscle!!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
344
661
SW Arkansas
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KiKi is NOT hungry! Actually she's eating right now. We just got home and filled her dish. This is a good thing. I have to give her a pill from the vet and it's s'pose to be given on a full stomach.
Wanna come help get the pill down?
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gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
344
661
SW Arkansas
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Thanks Angl, that's sweet of you to say. Some folks say I am too wrapped up in my critters (my dad for one
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), but I'm enjoying every minute of it.
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STEPHANIELAUREN

♥ Hatchaholic ♥
12 Years
Jun 19, 2009
433
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Fort Myers, Fl
Quote:
KiKi is NOT hungry! Actually she's eating right now. We just got home and filled her dish. This is a good thing. I have to give her a pill from the vet and it's s'pose to be given on a full stomach.
Wanna come help get the pill down?
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heyyy not to get off subject but if you have to give your cats or dogs a pill greenies makes something called a pill pocket you just stuff the pill inside and they gobble it up i have a 35 lb cat he has heart problems so we have to give him pills to help out with that he loves them lol and we dont get bitten trying to shove the pill down his throat lol
 

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