Pullet Surprise

Remember that backyard chicken project I mentioned awhile back? Yeah, well, look who’s on my writing desk:

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She’s an Australorp chick. We have three of them and four Rhode Island Reds. They are living in my home office until they get big enough to reside outdoors in the magnificent coop my husband constructed for them, which I call the Taj MaHen.

The chicks are in a huge plastic tub with a heat lamp right next to my desk. Despite the 95-degree heat and constant rustling and chirping, I’ve got to say they are the most delightful co-workers I’ve ever had.

[X-posted at Balloon Juice]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 03/31/12 at 07:53 AM • Permalink

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Hint #1: don’t give them names

They are living in my home office until they get big enough to reside outdoors ...

Yeah, right.

Finally, we have a picture of Betty doing it with farm animals! (Sort of… if you mean by “doing it” working or blogging and by “picture of” you mean “picture by,” but why nitpick?)

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I’ve got to say they are the most delightful co-workers I’ve ever had.

Considering the cows and coyotes you’ve worked with, I believe you.

I am also in agreement with Scratch and YAFB.

Hint #1: don’t give them names

Oh puhleez, how do you not?  Such a cute little chickie has to have a name.

Eagle cam:  two chicks born mid-March:

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Comment by Bob Stanley on 03/31/12 at 11:25 AM

A raven (chick) on a writing desk! Lewis Carroll would be thrilled.

Oh sure, but when I’ve got three chicks living in a coop out back, I’m a “slumlord.”

I’m still trying to sum up the nerve and make the leap to chickens. I’ve been volunteering at an animal rescue (Pasado’s in Washington State) so I’m starting to get some experience in dealing with them.

most delightful co-workers

“It’s hard to soar w/ eagles when you work w/ turkeys.”

They are trainable, in their own little bird brainy way.  Especially if you raise them from chicks. 

We of course expect to see photos of their chick-through-hen transformation.

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