A Guest Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
I’ve come to the realization that white chickens are the most trouble to keep. At least that’s true of our white chickens.
If you remember, one of our white chickens went over the back fence and led us on a wild “chicken hunt.” If you don’t remember, read here.
Then there was the “hen in a hive” who laid her eggs in an empty bee hive for several weeks. Read all about that white hen here.
Fortunately, our white hens lay regularly and their eggs are extra large. It makes them worth the trouble.
One morning this week I went to open the coop and made this discovery:
The silly chicken had managed to get stuck in the quail cage.
She was quite distressed and kept pacing back and forth which is why the picture is so blurry.
While I was standing there one of the other birds landed on my shoulder on its way out of the coop. I forgot how uncoordinated chickens are first thing in the morning.
Of course, I was dressed for work, in a white shirt, which now had chicken prints on the shoulder. I wiped it off and hoped no one would notice – which they didn’t.
As I was putting on my swimsuit the next morning, I noticed a scratch on my shoulder.
That gives a new meaning to the term “chicken scratch.”