Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yes, another chicken post.

Last night, I gathered up my hens and put them in their portable cage. The cage was then covered with a blanket so I wouldn't have cackling at the break of dawn.

But, as I was putting Layla (my Dark Brahma) in the cage, her eye was closed. She must have gotten something in there that irritated it, causing a film that sealed her eyelids. Poor dear!

So last night, I sat on the couch with her on my lap and a moist, warm compress on her eye. Yes, I have tame chickens.

So tame that she fell asleep with her head in my hand.
Ridiculous, I know.

But, just now, I went outside to check on her. She was across the yard and when she saw me, she SPRINTED (which, if you're a chicken, looks like a drunken sprint) to me as fast as her fluffy legs would carry her. Her eye? Normal. Happy girl.


  1. Awwww, chicken sprints are the cutest. So glad her eye is doing better! That last photo cracks me up. That is one content hen!

  2. Awesome! I love the sleepy Chicken