Archive for the ‘Poultry’ Category
In the case of MrMoonCat vs.THE CHICKENS, the defense offers this photographic evidence:
I’m sure the title of this post had you thinking of something else. Never fear, we aren’t pregnant and we aren’t blue at all around here, but our new babies are!
Well, it’s been so long since I’ve posted that I pretty much had to learn how to do it all over again! Life has kept us very busy here at MoonCat Farms since I last checked in many moons ago. There’s too much to cover in one post so I’ll just start fresh with one of my favorite and frankly, most time-consuming interests. My chooks…
Mr. MoonCat’s parents call them their “grands”. When they come up for a visit, they enjoy helping me with the little feathered fiends. In fact we’re looking forward to a visit next month when I will be enlisting their help in vaccinating the flock and accomplishing a few other chores that seem to need a few willing extra hands. Plus, we just have fun playing with the birds and spending time outside. The chickens reward their “grands” by sending them back to Arizona with a bunch of beautiful farm fresh eggs!
|Rudy Roo – Barred Plymouth Rock|
Rudy Roo is called a Barred Plymouth Rock or just a Barred Rock. He runs with my laying flock of mostly Rhode Island Red hens and a few girls of questionable parentage. He’s a very gentle bird that takes great care of his girls and is pleasant for us to be around. (His neck shouldn’t look all fuzzy like that, he’s been sticking his head through the fence to reach the rosebush and messed up his feathers. I will be putting up more chicken wire soon, as Mr. MoonCat accused me of trying to strangle poor Rudy!)
|“I’ll Be Back…” Iowa Blue hen|
This little gal giving us all the stink-eye is an Iowa Blue hen. She’s a smallish bird that lays a small creamy colored egg. They are a personable breed that is enjoyable to be around and as you can tell by the up close and personal photo, very nosy! (BTW, they aren’t blue..just those Iowa people coming up with a name for their birds… 🙂
As usual, I can’t make any excuses for the severe neglect that this dear little blog of mine has been suffering. My only excuse is that I’ve been super busy in the great outdoors. Mr. MoonCat and I have been working on expanding the chicken runs and temporary coops. I have great things planned and my hardworking, ever-suffering hubby usually is the one to make them into reality. Good thing he loves me…
A few pics to show why I’ve been preoccupied elsewhere:
|My two-day old babies|
|Are YOU talking to ME?|
|My baby blue roo|
When I am inside the house I spend a lot of time:
Saying “Aren’t they cute?”:
Then acting as referee:
|She’s MY mommy & I want to lay in her lap
~Notice my normally rotten Porkchop just
ignores them & continues with his nap
And, trying to convince a large hound that I can still see him behind a tiny pillow:
|“Maybe she’ll think I’m part of the sofa..”|
So that’s just a tiny peek at what we’re doing around here. I won’t make any promises as to when I’ll see ya next ~ I’m not very reliable that way lately….
You know how scientists claim that our avian species are all descended from the dinosaurs? I think I have proof that a few of my chickens can claim that ancestry…
|I’m feeling a bit like prey here…….|
|Can YOU do the Chicky Chicky shake?|
|We’re always watching……|
|Please note, only a tomato
was harmed in the making
of this photo..