3/18/10

It's that time of year again...

Grass is popping up... the trees are starting to bud.... the air has a wonderful warm feel...

Aaaand this is happening....




*Sigh*....
Welcome to Broodyville. Population: ....uhhhh.... it depends on how many hens are in the same box fighting over the eggs. At the moment, two.
Two hens that is, one egg between them.
(Yes, one.)

By the way, that was not, I repeat NOT, me giggling in the background.
I would never be so evil as to get any kind of amusement from messin' with these sweet little charmers. (mwahahahaha)

Welcome, Springtime! Let the blooming and the broodiness begin!  :)

32 comments:

  1. right that wasn't you chuckling - it was one of the chickens NOT going broody. If looks could do damage you'd be in big trouble - that is one protective silkie.

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  2. Hahaha, you are too funny! That poor chicken, hehe. I am loving this warmer weather. We don't have any broody ones yet but I am waiting. Have a great week!

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  3. I just got back from a long walk..it was so nice! I love Spring!!! My little dog was sitting on my lap when your video started to play...he flew off at the sound of the chicken, I laughed so hard! I am hoping for baby chicks too, all of our got killed last spring by some critter of the night! Come say hi :D

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  4. That is really sweet! At first I thought that hen was growling - and in a way, she probably was! I had white Silkies some time ago - they are fun to have around!

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  5. I had to laugh at the all the "don't touch me" squawking! What giggle in the backround? I didn't hear a thing! My goodness she is going to make someone a good momma!

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  6. Well, I had to play your video three times because the first time I played it Scrappy, Violet and Charlie came in here like "What's going on in here?" Then the next two times it was just to laugh at them and watch there heads tilt and ears go up. Thanks for the afternoon entertainment. We can't wait for JP to get home so we can play it for him too. Praise the Lord for spring blessings.

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  7. Paula-Yes, I heard that evil giggle-but I think the sweet hen knew you were only teasing her-she looked like it would kill her to really pick you, but those ole broody instincts are hard to fight down!
    So cute!
    Love, Debra

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  8. Those silky's are always setting,we used to put quail eggs as well as chicken eggs under them and they are really good mamas. Have a great evening.

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  9. How sweet! I love this time of year! No setters at my house, yet, but I'm sure they're starting to think about it:)

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  10. Too funny! I've never had a hen go broody yet, knock on wood. Of course, now that I say that....they will all go broody at once:)
    Kris

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  11. Too funny! You had her in quite the dither, poor Mama. The one egg thing is just hysterical, but I guess if that chick hatches she will have some extra mama protection.

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  12. Well, I can't view your video yet, says an error occurred, but I can tell from other comments that you were messing with your chickens! Oh, to be so lucky to have chickens. I'm so anxious to get some...Wonder if I can find a market for gophers? I've got plenty of those!

    I know you must be super busy at this time of the year but isn't it nice to just be able to get outside! Thank you Lord for spring!!!

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  13. I thought you were going to get your finger snapped off. Not a happy camper, that one. lol Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  14. I think, we may have sister chickens. Our broody hen looks just like yours, and acts like yours too... LOL

    We are enjoying our spring like weather here as well. I love it!
    Just checked on the garlic I planted last fall and it is looking promising; yippie!

    Have a great weekend Paula,
    Mel

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  15. You are NOT getting that egg out from under her! hahaha Have a great weekend Paula!

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  16. I'm enjoying this warm weather. I love chicks and hope your chicks will come in time for Easter.

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  17. She was so funny clucking like that! Silkies seem like really good moms!

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  18. LOL!! She sure was tellin you about it!
    Tracey

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  19. SPRING!!! is that why one of my Buffs has gone broody? I had to google it because hubby thought the chicken was sick. LOL I had a feelin that that was what it was (broody) and she was not sick. To scrappy for that! We put her in a dog crate for a couple of days with no bed juat food and water and it did seem to change her mind but after afew day she was back in her box, then not. Will just have to watch her to see what she is going to do. We do not have a rooster so no point in sitting around here.

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  20. I did not know that terrorism was communicative. I did not know sillkies could catch it. She doesn't act happy to be coerced from her job site. I laughed so hard. I nearly wet my pants. Happy spring, Sweetie! ★Linda

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  21. I thought for sure you were going to lose a finger!!
    They are so darn cute! Can't wait to see all the little fuzzy bottoms!
    Spring is here in Southern California. It has been in the 80s here. I love spring...
    ~Ann

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  22. Oh how I wish we had the weather you have. I have beenwaitin for the sun to shine, but hey, This is Utah. Who am I kidding.

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  23. Oh how I wish we had the weather you have. I have beenwaitin for the sun to shine, but hey, This is Utah. Who am I kidding.

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  24. Obviously your sweet handling was not convincing her to let you check the eggs...that is what makes those wonderful Silkies the very best Momma hens around, Gotta love those beautiful and fierce protectors of eggs and chicks!

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  25. Good Morning Paula and Happy Spring! I loved the video. Wishing you the very best this week.

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  26. What a great video!! Poor thing having to protect her egg like that!....lol

    Hope you are getting some great weather for Spring. We had a bit of snow but today it is gorgeous!!

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  27. Does the name Solomon ring a bell?
    -smile-

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  28. THAT IS ONE sweet lil hen. She didn't even PECK YOU! I was just waiting for her to come outta that box after you. lol Mine woulda~!

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  29. I had no idea that hens crow like roosters! LOL! I also KNEW that you would NEVER giggle LOL!
    Huggles,
    ~TattingChic ♥

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  30. Awwww..I just loved this! :)thank you for sharing her with us Paula :)

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