Friday, August 19, 2016

Random Friday

1. I tried to get a good picture of the chick for you but everytime I tried, it ran.  Its a chick in constant motion.

2.  So I gave up and took a short video.

3.  I bought some fancy rat zapper wahoo traps that cost a fortune because I wanted something effective, yet humane.  We haven't caught any rats.  A couple other rodents, but no rats.  Grrrr.

4.  Here is Calvin the rooster who thinks he's an attack dog; part German Shepard and part pit bull.  I'm glad he's protective of the chick and, thankfully, he's been leaving me alone.  Nevertheless, I did not get down to eye level to take this picture.

5.  When we fill the water in the evening, the chickens all crowd around.  There is something irresistible about the mud that appears around the water bin.


  1. Calvin looks like he means business. I'd steer clear of him. Cute video. We've only caught mice in our traps. Those rats are cagey. Our foxes have returned so I'm hoping they'll get the rats like they used to. Good luck with your traps.

  2. I agree, the chickens I am caring for love to get in the mud when I fill/spill their water fountains!

  3. I'm so glad you are having fun with your chicks (and rooster too).

  4. An American in TokyoAugust 21, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    I was just about to suggest a video and there you are already!
    Ooooh, that chick is too cute! I wish I had land so I could keep some chickens. I love that fluffy white and black one on the right in the last photo -- beautiful feathers!!


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