Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our First...!!

Yesterday morning was a day of excitement...
if not for anyone else...
for me

The object of my excitement is a teeny ball of fuzz...
dark fuzz of the fowl kind...
a tender, sweet, delicate, vulnerable cotton ball...
small enough to fit inside an egg cup comfortably
the first chick hatched on Pilgrim's Farm

mama is fiercely guarding her spankin' new, tiny chick

(this photo was all I could get for now)

so much so, that when I heard a chicken commotion from the coop...
and went to investigate...
dear Milly, the new mama, came flying at me like a whirlwind

oh my...!
I expected something like that...
but, she wasn't kidding...
she left marks on my jeans that gave me a warning that this is no mama hen
to be fooled with

it's just as well...
because she took her tiny chick out of the coop and at least...
into the tall bush in the large garden

as for Big Red?
he is smart


he knows it's best to keep his distance...
he knows mama hens are no one to mess with

yeah, Big Red...
you're a good boy


May you have a blessed day, or night.

4 comments :

  1. Mr. Red is one handsome rooster. I don't blame him for avoiding a confrontation with Mama Hen, she sounds pretty protective like a good mama should be. Have a great weekend!-------- Shannon

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  2. Hi! I wanted to return the blog visit and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. What a delight to have a home hatched chick. And what an excellent mama!

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