Thursday, May 31, 2012

The pecking order


Captain Hook and his favorite hen – both Marans, layers of beautiful chocolate colored eggs, and top of the pecking order in our flock.  He has his group of hens who follow him around and look to him protection. 


Our flock is divided into two groups which have remained separate, with the other group led by Captain Hook’s father  – Peter Pan.  There is no such a thing as respect for your elders in the chicken pecking order.  Captain Hook dethroned his father and pulled all his tail feathers in the process…  Such a meany. 
He now almost looks like… a hen… and hangs out inside the coop with the broodies or in the farther ends of the yard with a couple of his followers, out of Hook’s way.

Laying chickens offer much more than eggs, in the form of daily entertainment.

4 comments:

Barbie~ said...

Love the pictures of the chickens. Captain is a handsome fella. ;-) You and I may have to have a bargaining for the spring. :-D

Mary said...

Sounds good. Do you have chickens?

Barbie~ said...

Nope... see this is where the barganing comes in. You have chickens of different flavors, and I want some.... :-D teehee....

Mary said...

Haha, ok... We'll have to do that. We actually just picked up some fertile eggs this weeken. I'll be posting about them soon.

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