Friday, March 20, 2009

Miss Priss...

This is Red...

No wait, THIS is Red...

She's, ummm how do I put this delicately? Old. Yup, she's old. I am thinking she's about three, maybe four years old. Which in hen years, is old. She hasn't laid an egg in over a year, but she's a good old bird so we keep her around. I mean look at that face. Ok, she's a bit scary in the morning but well I ain't Miss Mary Sunshine either.

Well Red has decided that she would like children. She has taken to laying on the Weird Chicken's eggs. The Weird Chicken is a Phoenix/Araucana cross that lays blue eggs. Have you read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale? Well Red will almost lay on top of the Weird Chicken while she lays eggs and then push her off so she can sit on the eggs and then I come in and push her off and take the eggs. Vicious.

Well it looks like she finally got fed up with the cycle and managed to lay her own egg.

Kind of sad, isn't it?

Poor dear.


  1. Is it all the way developed, the one end looks kinda funny? But she's trying!!!!!!!!

  2. It's hard to be fertile when you're old. She's a looker though, for sure! Hugs, Kathleen