Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Dose of Cute: Two's Company


Close Company

Want to see more of the flock? You'll find links to lots of fine feathered friend photos here.

© 2010 FarmgirlFare.com, the comfy cozy foodie farm blog where the green you see in the bottom of the photo? That's an empty nesting crate twice the size of the one they're in, which means these two hens (who are missing a few feathers from either molting—the natural annual losing of old feathers and growing new ones—or an overexcited rooster) are crammed in that crate laying eggs together by choice. Chickens: yet one more source of nonstop farm entertainment.

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  1. How sweet to see them cuddled together, I love chickens! I'm having a GIVE A WAY...come say hi :D

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  2. Our chickens started laying eggs a few months before we expected, so we didn't have nests built for them yet. They decided to use the built-in shelves in the barn though, so hey, I just put some nest boxes in there for them.

    But for some reason, they all wanted to lay in the EXACT SAME SPOT. I built four nests for three chickens, but when they wanted to lay, they'd all try to get into the same *one* nest box. Sometimes I'd have three hens all sitting on top of each other (or trying to body-slam the others out of the way) trying to get at the single desirable nest box.

    Chickens are funny critters.

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  3. My kids would LOVE to visit you!

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  4. Cute chickens, I have a few that also love the cuddle together. They even go so far as to tuck their heads under one another its hilarious.

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  5. ~I HAVE LEARN SO MUCH FROM YOU AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, YOU ARE TRULY AN INSPIRATION. I LOOK AT CHICKENS IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY NOW... YOU MAKE ME SMILE EVERY MORNING :) & I THANK GOD FOR YOU.

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  6. Gotta make that clutch of eggs in case some dummy wants to go broody and hatch out a bunch of eggs. They all want their genes in the nest.

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  7. I grew up on a farm and this really makes me miss it. Great blog!

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  8. Hens are so funny. I have four perfectly good nest boxes, and they all fight over the same one. I often find two girls crammed into one nest. They like the one on the end, sometimes the other end, but never the two in the middle.

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