Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just How Smart is a Chicken?

The young female

The Male
 The two strays showed up a few days ago starving and dehydrated. Neither me or Tonka could run them off and I'm still trying to find the owners (doubtful) or get them in a shelter (difficult).
Anyway they are trying to kill my chickens so I chain them up during the day when the chickens are out and let them loose at night. Apparently one of the hens decided to roost in a tree last night instead of joining the rest of the flock in the coop.
I go for my morning walk and come back to hear the hen by the coop, so do the strays.
They go after her and so do I. I love a good sprint in the morning. (NOT) She heads towards the hay field and crosses the fence. I can't cross the fence very fast but the pups can. I thought for sure she was a goner.

 Then she did the one thing that would save her....
                                                              she runs straight to me.

        I scoop her up and save her from the dogs and return her to the flock.

I always thought chickens were pretty stupid but now I am beginning to wonder.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Words to Live By

Star Mountain

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're

            the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat

3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the

      middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their


5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was

  probably worth it.

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a

   warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you

      won't have a leg to stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the

     world to one person.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty

      and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors,

      but they all have to live in the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

19  *Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!

20 * God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise
every morning.