If I was a chicken this would make me hoppin mad!greenspun.com : LUSENET : ACountryPlace : One Thread
Picture that you are a hen. You patiently set on a nest day after day, and lay eggs until your nest is full. The you go to setting on that nest not even getting off except once a day to eat and drink. You are anticipating those little babies. You cluck and and chatter to those eggs just as if they were already little chicks under you. You do this for twenty eight days causing you to lose weight and your comb to shrivel and fade. You are almost there, you can feel it. Then one day you get up to go and eat, and when you come back there is a big old black evil chicken sitting on YOUR NEST! You cluck and cackle, and pace back and forth until your poor little small brain can't handle it anymore. But that old evil fowl won't move and won't let you get to your babies. The miracle you have been waiting three weeks for is suddenly taken over by the evil interloper, and all you can do is walk away while she prances off with your babies!Poor little Hen. I feel so sorry for my little Hen. I can't believe that black australorp stole her babies!
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-- Little Bit Farm (email@example.com), September 23, 2003
Banties are powerful good mothers. However this was a Silver Penciled Wyanndotte. Last time I saw here she was still clucking like she had a bavy of chicks following after her.
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-- Little Bit Farm (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 24, 2003.
one of banties would have KICKED HER ASSS ! !! ! ! Ive seen them defend against dogs,, hawks,, and even a coon when they where sitting. Coon decided it wasnt worth getting BOTH eyes gouged out and left her alone.
-- Stan (email@example.com), September 23, 2003.