Chickenaholic

Hi, my name is Rebecca, and I’m a chickenaholic.

The other night, I was just exhausted.  Completely not wanting to move…and still had cake icing to make (fondant, so lots of messy hard work).  A friend offered to let me come use her fancy KitchenAid for the icing the next day…and I was SO happy at the thought of just going to bed.  I went out in the yard to bring in the giant pinata from it’s evening drying in the sun…and to turn on the light for those chickens.

Only when I turned on the light…they were so stinkin’ cute that I had to go back in, get the camera, and spend 40 minutes in the yard taking sleepy chicken photos.

The pepped up a little when they heard the camera come on and gave me the “Mom??  We know you’re out there!  Open the door!” look.

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Henny is the first one out (she always is…worries me a bit) in the ‘dead chicken sprawl’.

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Brunnela decides to try the roosting thing. She still forgets that you can’t sprawl out on a roost and usually falls off a few times before she gets it.

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Stops for a bit of bedtime grooming…..

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But she figures the roosting thing out….and nods off in no time!

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Belinda settles down and uses Henny as a pillow….

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Eventually Stella curled up in a corner.

Is there a 12 step program for this kind of thing? No normal person sits out in the yard at night taking pictures of sleeping chickens!

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This entry was published on May 22, 2009 at 9:26 am and is filed under Chickens. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Chickenaholic

  1. Tempest Mom on said:

    That is the first time EVER that I saw chickens lay down to sleep.. I mean, like THAT! I have always seen them either sitting on their feet and staying in that position or on the stick roosting! What kind of chickens do you have that seem to need a pillow to sleep? Dude, thems some freaky chickens! ;-p

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