This week's farm news starts with a bit of a chicken conundrum. Most of our cornish hen chicks decided it was time to fly the coop, well, metaphorically speaking. They've moved into the great outdoors, aka the chicken pen outside. But we have one little fellow who has turned our chicken pecking order into a literal balancing act! This one seems to have a rather peculiar issue where she topples over each time she reaches back to scratch a certain spot. It's as if someone told her the funniest joke ever and it can't quite recover from the punchline! So, to save it from turning into a feathery weebles-wobble, we decided to let it hang back on the porch with our Easter Egger chicks for a bit more TLC.
Farmer Joe, ever the handyperson, gave their outside pen a facelift, streamlining the process of feeding and watering our little brood. They even got a shiny (or should I say, matte?) new plastic waterer, to prevent the Iron Man transformations we've been seeing with their old, rust-prone one.
Elsewhere on the farm, our white German Shepherd, Maddison, has decided it's high time to do a full "spring clean." And by that, I mean she's shedding like it's going out of style. I spent some time brushing her yesterday and judging by the fur pile, I could've knitted an entire second dog, or maybe a small herd of fluffy sheep.
Meanwhile, our independent-minded turkey hen is still stubbornly sitting on her eggs. She's picked the oddest of places for her maternity ward, but hey, who are we to judge? Surprisingly, no predators have sniffed her out yet. I guess they didn't expect her to hide in plain sight, right by the fence that cordons off the German Shepherds' playground. Let's hope this undercover mission continues to fool them!