Up the hill to get a chick, and now she said, we can have another hen too. I am rather excited about this, because that means instant more eggs! We went before bible study, as we pick up Lisa for bible study and she lives with her Janiece.
Please enjoy the video for your viewing pleasure! This is just the chase for the baby chick. They were eventually successful in the capture of said chick, but it was one hilarious adventure. We decided to come back after bible study when it was dark and capture the other hen.
We go home for bible study. Song service, about 30 minutes into the study, I can hear the chick's chirp in the front yard, loud and frantic. Dad nods and the kids go to capture the escaped chick. Apparently, our cat, Lady Fluffypants was on the prowl and was going for a bible study chick fillet! The kids cornered it and recaught the chick. Back into the cage, light on to keep warm and finish bible study. The chick settled down and slept. We had hens still to catch.
The evening captures were much easier as the chickens are all roosting and they fall asleep, very deep sleep, and if you shine a flashlight right in their eyes they are all disorientated you just pluck them right off where ever they are sitting. But you still have to be quiet, not run, and sneak up on them. This was harder for the kids than you would think. ha ha. Anna grabbed the first one, and was feeling rather proud of herself. Janiece then says, "you guys can have another one." I think she is just enjoying the hunt and watching the kids, I know I am laughing. Gabriel and Abby go to the front yard and Gabe looks at the rose bushes and just like it was a flower, plucks a tiny black hen from the bush. One in the hand that was in the bush! ha ha (foreshadow of the end of this tale)
Abby is explaining that she almost got one!
Our neighbors 3 or 4 houses down, used to have roosters. Roosters or cock fighting is a big no-no here, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Roosters are very beautiful. The people had this very intricate coops for them. They gave them to my children. Eric spearheaded the project and they took them apart and see that wood in the back? They used an extension ladder and that wood and slid them up the fence and then back down to get them in the back yard! Pretty ingenious!
Houdini in her new home til she is big enough to stand her own with Big Momma and the girls. At this point we still don't have the renegade black hens, they are still roaming the streets! Gangsta Hens!
Next read about how the black chickens that escaped are captured and then escape and the daring recapture! oh my