Monday, August 18, 2014

Fly the Nest

Sleepy gave me a good scare last night,

   I went to put the chicks (or should I say chickens; they are getting so big!) to bed last night. I was so excited because they were all finally perching. They didn't take to perching right away and I was getting worried that they wouldn't. 
   This excitement lasted right until I counted the chick...ens. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...

That's not right...

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...

There are five over there and two over there...

   Sleepy was missing. She wasn't on the perch, she wasn't on the floor. With shaking hands I plugged in the chicken's light. I still couldn't find her. 
   I was about to head outside to find either Sleepy or the place that the predator got Sleepy, when I spotted something out of the corner of my eye. 

   We barricaded the nesting boxes with netting earlier so the chickens wouldn't sleep in them. But, she somehow squeezed herself into the box and settled down for the night. 
   I was so happy to see her. I lifted up that silly chicken and put her where she belonged. 
On the perch.

1 comment:

  1. I knew Sleepy was my favorite!! It's not too late to rename her Paubla...