Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bucky and our missing hen

We have been enjoying raising our 14 hens not just because they are laying eggs, but because a few of them have become our childrens pets. There are 4 in particular that the kids love to carry around. Henrietta, Blaze, Red and Jessabell. Well we recently added 4 wild hens to our bunch since we got rid of all our roosters. We only wanted egg laying hens. About a few weeks ago this rooster showed up. We didn't notice until it started to cockadoodle doo in the mornings. Fortunatly it never bothered us because they live in Nancy's back yard! Ha Ha. We took care of this rooster thinking it might go back to wherever it came from, but it kept hanging around. About a little over a week later, one or our hens turns up missing. I thought one of Casey's friends was playing a trick on us, until we noticed that this missing hen would show up at night. Then she'd disappear again. When we did see her in the day time our horse Bucky would fight with her. She would kick and buck around this hen. Well.........this is why!
This is Bucky. She has been pretty honery with one of our hens and we couldn't figure out why.
It's because one of our hens has been laying eggs in her salt lick bucket. She's been sitting on 9 eggs now for about 2 weeks.

I guess we'll see if they hatch in another week or so!

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