Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Bantam couple

The new Bantam couple have settled nicely into their new home...

Chicken silhouette...



The little country couple moved in last Sunday. I didn't really want more Bantams because there could never be another little Popeye and Olive. However, since these were a gift from a friend, what could I say but thank you. 

These two are more countrified than Popeye and Olive were. In fact, they act plum backward, like they've never been around people before. They have spent their entire lives in a cage with a wire bottom. This pen must be heaven to them. The little rooster was not able to fly up on this roost Sunday night so yesterday I built this ladder for them...



Look at these legs. Think I will call him "Festus" and her "Lucille"...




Poor babies. We will soon be best friends. I hope no harm comes to them. Poppy and I still have no idea what killed the others.

At the edge of dark I was out in the driveway with the camera. I was watching the bats swooping and diving to catch insects. Poppy said I was out wasting the batteries in the camera...but look, I caught one...



I will say good night now. Thank you for stopping by.

Love,
Henny Penny

13 comments:

  1. Festus and Lucille have arrived in chicken Nirvana! You'll have them trailing after you in no time, I'll bet.

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    1. I hope so. Right now they are scared of me.

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  2. How nice of you to build Festus that ladder. I bet his little wing muscles will soon be strong enough for him to forgo the climb and just fly up like any other little chicken.

    Those bats are sort of scary but so nice to have around harvesting mosquitoes (the bane of my existence).

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    1. Bats scare me too. I am always afraid one will swoop down at me.

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  3. Good capture with the bat, and the flying saucer underneath it, ha ha (what is that thing?) I like having a few banties around. Our rooster is a bantam, is still a wild thing, and it is at least five years old. We have his four year old daughter, who was from one of the laying hens, so is about half way inbetween in size. She lays a light coloured, long pointy egg:)

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    1. That does look like a flying saucer. :) I was our old TV antenna before we switched to Direct TV. That's funny about the daughter being from a full size hen. That was like Popeye and his adopted long legged baby chick. I guess they don't see size. It still puzzles me as to what killed our bantams. Guess we will never know.

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  4. Mama, I love the silhouette! And glad you got some new babies, even if they cannot replace the ones you lost! I love you!! Your gur.

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    1. Hey Lynn! What a surprise. Thank you! I love you too.

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  5. They look like a handsome pair, I hope all goes well for them, perhaps what attacked Popeye and Olive has moved on to better pickins:)

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    1. Thank you! I sure hope it has moved on!

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  6. Ah, bless their little chicken hearts! Once the rooster builds up his flight muscles ,that perch won't be a problem.
    WOW! You managed to get a shot of a bat! I'd just get a blur.
    Jane x

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  7. Good luck to the new Bantam couple!

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  8. You do come up with great names for your animals! These look quite feisty and I hope they will have a long and happy life in their wonderful new home.
    For some reason, I'm not getting notified of updates to your blog, so somehow I missed the last couple. Another quirk of Blogger, I guess.

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