Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chicken Funnies

This morning, I went to the hen house to let Skippy and the girls out. Cora always holds back. I usually take her some special treats from the kitchen. This morning, it was stale Cherrio's...Honey Nut to be exact.




I grabbed a handfull from the bag and held it out to her. She immediately started gobbling them up. A few hit the ground in her haste to eat them all before the others realized she had treats. All of a sudden, she looked up at me with her eyes crossed! A Cherrio had gone over the top of her beak and stuck there...sort of like a ring on a finger. She couldn't swallow it and couldn't push it off. I should have run for my camera, but didn't have the heart to leave the poor girl crossed and confused. I plucked the Cherrio from her beak. To teach it a lesson it won't soon forget, she ate it!




I do love my Cora Bell!




FYI...No signs of Hazel, so far. We hear him calling, but he hasn't been enticed to cross the road!

7 comments:

dobco said...

Who would think that chickens could be so amusing? We get our jollies any way we can! Good luck on the job hunt. YUCK! I can't bring myself to even look anymore. I like being a "domestic engineer."

mutteringsfromthemoor said...

How funny! Poor Cora. My chickens all escaped this morning and when I looked out they had trashed my recovering lawn and were busy spreading the compost heap all over the garden. Rounding them up was easy though, I just came out rustling the bread bag and they came running, a few chunks of bread thrown over the fence and they soon followed!

Linda said...

Oh I love Cora Bell!!!! So funny. Hazel is such a guy...crossed the road and won't come back~

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Cheerio beak ha ha ha how cute!

Vintage Christine said...

Oh, just the mental image of the chicken with the Cheerio on her beak and cross-eyed made me laugh even without a photo! Guess Hazel just don't need to get to the other side, huh? Think he's got a little chickie sweetie over there?

Foothills Poultry said...

I think everyone that keeps birds has their most special one.

~~Matt~~

Yarni Gras! said...

coral bell is so beautiful! love the story!