Nugget

Nugget came to us from a friend who works next to our local four lane highway.   A state trooper pulled over a pickup truck in front of their business and, when they finally drove away, this pretty little chicken was left on the side of the road.   She must have escaped, thought she was going to the slammer!  A live trap was set but she wasn’t having anything to do with it.   She seemed lost but wouldn’t fly away.  It was two weeks before she took the bait.  She was delivered to our chicken yard and immediately escaped through our barn’s rafters.  We thought that was the last we’d see of her but she hung around on the outside of the barn and eventually joined the other ladies.  We looked her up in our chicken photo book (you have one of those, too, right?), she’s a seabright.  She surprised us when she started laying tiny little eggs, then again when she started sitting on them (and everyone else’s eggs).  She’s our only broody chicken.  We just sneak the eggs out from under her.  Maybe we’ll get her a tiny rooster so we can have tiny chicks!

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  1. HippieKender
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 12:17:56

    Hi! I found your blog through Craftster (I think it was on your vegetable garden post). I really enjoy reading your posts and even daydream of doing some of the things you post about (having a vegetable garden, raising chickens and having fresh eggs, even making goat cheese!). Kind of strange for this Suburban girl! Hubby has been wanting to move out to the country for many years but I have been reluctant. Your posts are swaying my decision :)

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  2. Connie
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 11:14:06

    Thanks for the kind words. We also were suburbanites up until a few years ago. Best decision we ever made.

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