Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I know why the chicken crossed the road.


So I would pull over and pick it up.

My day was full of chicken emergencies.

I am a chicken doctor.

I found a chicken on the side of the road yesterday.

I sat in a gym for 20 minutes holding a chicken wrapped in a beach towel.

I drove home with a chicken on my lap.

The chicken I found is not mine.

Also, I am a chicken doctor.

I found one of my hens dead in the coop.

I buried a chicken yesterday.

Apparently, I am not a very good chicken doctor.

The real question is.... how do you find the owner of the chicken that crossed the road?

I think I am the new owner.

Ramone calls coyotes, Timber Wolf, which sounds much scarier than coyote.

A timber wolf has eaten one of my hens and the dominate rooster.

Things are very creepy around the chicken world right now.

14 comments:

Rhea said...

Wow, this post was kind of freaky. I would listen to Ramone. He's like a wise elf.

DVM's Wife said...

Well if it was a turkey, you could eat him!
Hard to find owners of chickens, not like finding cat or pet owners! I say mix him/her in with your others!

Anonymous said...

Chickens can be a mystery.
Do not put the new chicken in with your chickens, you don't know where it's been!
Being a chicken doctor is a gift and a responsibility, your recebt passed chicken may have survived months longer than it would have without your efforts. Getting your mind right is key to being a good doctor.

Clayvessel said...

By the color of it's feet I would say that that chicken is past its prime and will not be laying many eggs for you. Maybe she was put out for being unproductive.

Mama Hen said...

I am so glad I am not the only one who has chicken emergencies and crazy chicken stories.

Linda said...

I too once found a chicken on the side of the road and brought it home. Actually I saw it fall off the Foster Farms truck. Which means it was headed for a certain future until it escaped. And I found it. And it was fate, really. I had that chicken for a few years and she rewarded us for saving her life by faithfully laying an egg every day. And pecking all the farm cats on top of the head.

Jenni said...

Maybe Rechelle should rename her blog The Chicken Doctor's Sister. Ellen could write a country song called, "Chicken Doctor's Daughter".

Coyotes are different from timber wolves, though. They aren't that scary--unless you're a chicken. We've had a pack of six coyotes wandering around here lately and Danny has started keeping his gun in the bedroom so he can go after them. We heard them out by the dog pen early one evening last week--way earlier than we usually hear coyotes. Our neighbor has seen them, too, and is concerned about his horses. I think our farm cats are more likely prey, but horses get spooked and end up hurting themselves. Coyotes are pretty intimidated by humans. Domestic dogs turned loose to roam wild are more dangerous to people because they aren't as afraid.

Trisha said...

What a chicken day! Good luck with the doctoring and the "timber wolf!" That sounds a bit creepy, I must agree!

Joy said...

Enjoyed your past chicken stories and am sorry about the death of one chicky at the mouth of a coyote.

I think you have yourself a new hen.

Susy said...

I guess she didn't have a collar on with her owner's name & address. Oh well, I guess she's yours.

Leilani Lee said...

That looks like it could be a nice white rock hen (having had a few white rock hens in my time). Feathers look good. Have fun with her...

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Love the blog! I was drawn to it because of the name, "April Showers." You see it was my first pick when I started blogging in July, but to my surprise it was taken:) My name is April too! I can't wait to read more, Happy Thanksgiving! BTW-I've had some experience with coyotes and chickens too. Rascally coyotes!

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Love the blog! I was drawn to it because of the name, "April Showers." You see it was my first pick when I started blogging in July, but to my surprise it was taken:) My name is April too! I can't wait to read more, Happy Thanksgiving! BTW-I've had some experience with coyotes and chickens too. Rascally coyotes!

DesertHen said...

Now that is something I would do..stop to pick up a stray chicken that is on the side of the road.....I like you even more now....=) And I really liked you a lot before......oh that sounded stalkerish....sorry! I hope the coyotes leave your chickens alone. We live in the desert and deal with coyotes on a regular basis. We had to bury our chicken wire around the coop about 12 inches deep to keep them and the kit foxes from digging under the coop. Knock on wood....it has worked so far.