6/11/10

Ruthie's Little Game

This is Ruthie.



Ruthie and Whitey like coming to the back door for treats.

If no one comes to the back door to greet them in a timely manner, Ruthie and Whitey leave poop as a parting gift.


Ruthie has decided she will make my daily routine a little more interesting.
She has started hiding her eggs.
Oh, Ruthie has her own little nest box if she gets the urge to lay an egg- never mind the fact that she is getting up in years and her little egg factory only pops one out about once a week.

But she doesn't want to use her little nest box. It's not as much fun.

She started out using other people's boxes...




This did not sit well with the Broody Girl Mafia.




So she has decided to look elsewhere for a nice secluded spot in which to work things out.






Oh, it gets better....







At the end of the day, Ruthie always gives me a smirk...
(See? She is smirking at me!!!)


Almost as if she's saying,
"Still haven't found that last one I laid, have you?! MWAHAHAHAHA."

*Sigh*

Happy Friday, Everybody!!

32 comments:

  1. Oh how funny! I definitely see a persnickety smirk on Ruthie's face! Hope you have a good weekend Paula.

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  2. Thats funny! Love reading your blog.

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  3. I had no idea that hens poultry could be so persnickedy and calculating! I've got two word for Ruthie...FRIED CHICKEN! :)
    Debbie

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  4. It's like a weekly treasure hunt ~ how awesome is THAT?! So much fun!

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  5. FUNNY! She knows that her egg days are short, so she has naturally gone in to extra Mommy-Protection mode. :)

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  6. That little stinker, hehe. I see her smirk. She is probably laughing about a couple you haven't found, haha. My little hens like to lay behind their coop or under a plant. Got to love'em!

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  7. What a bird! Cute little story - I love chickens! Am going to get a couple new pullets today, as a matter of fact!

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  8. Hehehehe they are so funny at your door!!! Ruthie is hilarious with those eggs all over the place.

    Hope you have a great weekend (egg hunting...lol).♥

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  9. Oh, that's definitely a smirk. She's saying your getting warmer, warmer....Oh,,,your cold, ice cold,,,go back!
    The broody mafia, dang, I would be scared to tough their eggs. They look fierce!
    Have a great weekend.

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  10. Ruthie likes to keep you on your toes!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  11. That was so funny! I do think that Ruthie has got your number for sure.
    I agree with Debbie...Fried Chicken.
    I did not know that chicken could be so naughty.
    Thanks for the daily laugh.

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  12. I think most folks under-estimate how smart chickens are!! We found a hidden nest once with about a dozen eggs in..... the 'girls' thought they were pretty clever!
    You'll have to try to figure out how to outsmart Ruthie :)

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  13. Hahahahaaaa....OhMyWordFunny!!
    She's a Smart Chick!
    Happy weekend Miz Paula!!
    hughugs

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  14. LOL...how fun, just like a never ending Easter egg hunt;)

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  15. Ruthie---a chick after my heart! I love me some game.....I'd take her up on the hunt game, I would. I may even start hiding her treats so she could play, as well.....MWAHAHAHAHAHA......
    ★Linda ★
    perhaps she will become chicken and dumplings someday soon..........

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  16. I love your stories. This one made me laugh for sure! But I'm sure you must be mistaken about Ruthie. How can you doubt that sweet face?
    Patricia :o)

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  17. BTW, how old to chickens get, anyway? You said Ruthie was approaching the end of her egg laying days.
    Patricia :o)

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  18. You just made my day! So funny! I do believe they all think it's YOU on the bottom of the pecking order:)

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  19. Just found your blog today. Loved reading thru everything. What a beautiful farm you have. We are just starting our tiny farm.

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  20. Too cute-she is a little rat!!

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  21. Oh Paula, what a cute story. Ruthie and Whitie are a very nice looking couple. My Red Sweetie and Black Girl also play that game. They have a large hen house all to themselves, but they would rather hang out up at the house with the dogs and cat and aggravating me. LOL Have a great weekend. Winona

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  22. Oh, I ♥ reading your hen stories! They are hilarious and always make my day! Thanks so much for sharing!
    (((Hugs)))
    ~TattingChic

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  23. Ruthie sounds like a girl with a mind of her own. We just watched the movie Food Inc., and I thought about you living on your own farm and getting to grow your own food. I also thought about how much better your 'girls' have it than the one's we saw in the movie. Very eye-opening. I'll bet those kind of movies make you glad you live on a your own farm :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  24. Ok...you got me laughing out loud! I just love Ruthie, she's the bomb! LOL They look too cute waiting for their treat and go Ruthie go with hiding those eggs...what a darlin! :D

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  25. I love this posting. Ruthie likes to lay her eggs in some unusual places. She sure is a pretty hen, and Whitey is neat, too. I sure wish I had chickens. I like them a lot.

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  26. Oh my goodness! I have a friend who raises chickens and they are just like little people to her. I'll have to tell her about your chicks.

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  27. Those mafia girls are scary! Ruthie and her man are so cute! I have some hens that are playing hide and seek too. I know how much fun that can be, lol!

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  28. Ruthie is terrific,lol...
    She makes life more interesting :0)

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  29. Oh that Ruthie is somethin' else! Who says chickens are stupid? Not me! And I have to say that your chicken chalet is the bee's knee's! I showed it to my husband and even HE said WOW. I'm gonna keep it in mind when I get ready for my chickens.

    I've been busy canning and gardening and haven't had much time for blogging lately. Looks like you guys have been busy, too! I love your husband's red tractor - we don't have one yet. The man across the road does our hay right now. I'll be glad when we can do our own! Have a wonderful week, Paula!

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  30. That is so funny! I love Ruthie! You tell great stories about your animals. Thanks for sharing your country life.
    Debbie

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  31. That's so funny! ;)

    I love the name Ruthie...that's my dog's name too!!! :o)

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  32. LOL @ Ruthie and Whitey playing Trick or Treat (Don't they know Halloween is in October?)

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