Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Bit of Excitement

It's been forever since I've posted anything new about the chickens, and I guess that's because we're really in maintenance mode. Rarely does anything new or exciting happen ...

Except for today. I had let the chickens out this morning and they were in the yard pecking around. I was mostly inside doing chores, but I had come out to the back porch to start some laundry. (I have a little laundry closet on the back porch with my stacked washer and dryer inside.) I heard a commotion and saw a hawk diving toward the chickens. They quickly scattered to the back underbrush and I ran, sprinted to the back where they were. It had appeared that at least some of them had run into the coop and that the hawk had flown in after them! When I got there, the coop was empty, the chickens were deep in hiding, and the hawk had flown away. I think we (the chickens and me) forget about that hawk, but that is really silly of us. I don't know what I would have done if the hawk had still been back there. I guess swat at it with the dirty towels I had in my hands still.

As a side note, when I ran back there I didn't have any shoes on and I didn't feel a thing, but when I made my way back to the porch, I felt every stupid acorn on the ground.