Friday, February 20, 2009

Chick Magnets

The sight of Thing 1 and Thing 2 trying to herd 8 chickens out of my garden when I pulled into our driveway on Wednesday was QUITE a sight!  For some inexplicable reason the boys thought I would be angry and the first thing out of their mouths was "They followed us home Mom, we tried to stop them but they just followed us!!!"

After I picked myself up off the ground where I had fallen down from laughing so hard, I assured them that chickens following them home was not anything that was going to get them into trouble.  Then I sent them in to get the camera...

What can I say, my boys are CHICK MAGNETS!


And these were some VERY friendly chickens.  The impudent white one jumped right on my lap after I took this picture!  Being the responsible adult that I am I yelled "CHICKEN!  ON MY LAP!  GETITOFFGETITOFFGETITOFF!!!" so Thing 2 shooed it off of me.

Hey, I've got nothing against chickens but when one is on your lap you realize how hard and pointy and BIG their beaks are!  I had visions of losing an eye!


Then we let our idiot golden retriever out and the chickens all huddled against the house, cowering in fear and terror...

Until they realized that if THEY chased HER, she would run away!  The next few minutes were highly entertaining watching our dog run away from a bunch of chickens.


Finally the boys got some bread and slowly led them down the driveway, down the road and back to the neighbor's house where they rightfully belong.  The neighbor was very apologetic but the boys told him not to worry about it - "Mom laughed her head off and then took pictures so she could blog it".


They know me so well!

9 comments:

Shelly... said...

Chickens are better than loose goats or a cow! I can't believe the white one jumped in your lap--they usually aren't that friendly. Love the pictures!

Kate said...

They are cute boys.
I can see why the chicks followed them home.

Elena said...

Katy, you are so funny. Love this blog entry!

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh, I would have been FREAKING OUT!! I have a "thing" about birds, of ANY kind! I might have taken pictures from a distance, but hell, if one had jumped on my LAP, it would have been 0-V-E-R!!!!

But, yeah, I agree with Kate, no wonder they followed those two home! Cutie Patooties!!

Pat said...

Chick Magnets all right - that was very cool to think to take pictures; I usually think about the camera way after the moment has passed.

MOM #1 said...

That's so funny. I've fed chickens, but I've never had them be so demonstrative with me before. I guess I'm not the chick magnet I thought I was, LOL.

ms. changes pants while driving said...

did they follow them in their chicken car?

i love it. this is hilarious. ilove how theythought you'd be mad! and that you were going to blog it.

The Hotfessional said...

Now I want some chickens of my own.

Too cute.

Mel said...

Literally. Chickens! AWEsome!