Yeah, I was in the chicken tractor.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Quirky, May 13, 2011.

  1. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

    Apr 17, 2011
    The Granite State
    After an exciting first full day with my new Araucana trio (Gomez, Guadalupe, and Lourdes), I went outside at dusk to check on them and make sure they'd figured out how to use the ramp in their tractor. They hadn't. And the wind had picked up here in southern NH, so they were more or less on top of each other in the corner of the run.

    The tractor run is a scant 2 feet tall. So of course I didn't want to get in there and catch my poor huddled birds. But y'all know I did, because what the cuss else was I gonna do? So there I was, squeezed into the run, pajamas and flip-flops in full contact with chicken poo, and the bedding from the trap door suddenly glides down onto my head. Nice. But I was able to gently grab each bird and skidaddle him or her up into the coziness of their coop. All is well (and showered) now.

    The weird bit is that instead of being annoyed, I felt completely exhilarated and giddy because I, a) had my first silly chicken adventure, and b) got to hold my new young birds close and pet them. They are so soft and make the sweetest little noises:love Who knew poultry could be so much fun?

    Anyway, here they are:

    DSC_0260 by Quickbeam2009, on Flickr

    DSC_0251 by Quickbeam2009, on Flickr

    DSC_0273 by Quickbeam2009, on Flickr

    DSC_0270 by Quickbeam2009, on Flickr
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    They are very sweet looking chickens.
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Awww what a good chicky mommy!!
  4. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    don't you just love when they coo and talk to you so sweetly??? My husband find me "conversing" with them quite often and walks out, takes a look, shakes his head and goes back in. He then will ask when I come in, if we had a good chat and if I'm gone talking to wildlife now. lol!
  5. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    BTW Quirky, I love your avatar.
  6. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

    Apr 17, 2011
    The Granite State
    Quote:Thank you. That little one is 4 now:)
  7. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    suburbia Chicagoland
    Yeah, my husband simply shakes his head, smiling and chuckling to himself about his 'chicken crazed' wife....

    Me? Out in the pouring rain (with a cast on a broken foot) making sure I'd locked and closed the windows in the coop....yeah, it was 11:30pm....yeah, I had locked 'em and closed 'em. Me? Sopping wet. Ever blow dry your hair so you can go back to bed? [​IMG]

    It happens.

    Laundry is increasing expenentially with each passing day in our household. Yesterday, 12yo son decided HE wanted to be the roost for two of our 6wk old chicks....guess what BOTH did while perched upon his shoulders like an unusually odd looking parrot? Yep. Poo: one down the back; one down the front. Yep, more laundry! [​IMG]
  8. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Songster

    Oct 8, 2010
    Escondido CA
    Quote:Adorable chicks!! Spoil them rotten!!
    I would have done the same thing. "Tuck ins" are a regular routine around here.

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