Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chicken Update

Remember when Tootsie was molting and she looked like this?





And she spent her time hiding and being pathetic?







Jelly Bean and Ginger soon followed her lead and lost feathers also.

We haven't seen an egg in over two months now.

Tootsie is back to normal, looking like her old fat self. And so are the other two.
Here they are, happy to venture out of their coop as long as the snow is gone.





We're hoping they get to laying again soon.


More evidence that Tootsie is feeling her oats again occurred recently.

Tootsie decided our dog Chelsea needed proof of who owns the back yard.

Some Ultimate Chicken/Dog Fighting ensued as Tootsie attacked and Chelsea reacted....





All ended well as each went their own way unscathed....





I don't think Chelsea would ever seriously hurt Tootsie but Chelsea will stick up for herself when necessary. (Otherwise she goes out of her way to avoid running into Tootsie when in the yard.)

They were featured on Cute With Chris.

Here's looking forward to longer days and having our own eggs again.

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

Thanks for the update wondered how the girls were doing. I bet you really miss the fresh eggs.

Prairie Chicken... said...

LOL. Poor Chelsea is being totally dominated by a chicken!

Randy Emmitt said...

Kim and Victoria,

If Chelsea kills one of your chickens you'll never keep her from doing it again, once they taste the blood that is it.. Hope they both learned a good lesson.

Kushya said...

I think Tootsie is very cute...

Do you eat your chicken? D: Or do you just eat/sell the eggs? :D

Katie said...

Cracks me up that Tootsie showed Chelsea who was boss! Cheers to fresh eggs sooner than later.

Jen said...

Oh man, animals are just like kids, aren't they? I'm surprised she picked on someone double her size. She has Moxie. ;0) I hope you get some eggs soon, too!

Eliza @ Appalachian Feet said...

Whoa! I'm glad your dog & chickens coexist well enough that no one got hurt. That's an amazing photo. It's great your girls are feeling feathered again.