Ah... so innocent.
Henrietta... one of my favorites.
For the last week, I have been letting Lilly stay in the yard when the henspa chickens were out, because she has gone from the the pasture to the yard for two months without bothering ducks or chickens on that side.
Well... I learned my lesson.
Thank heaven I was close to a window when she struck.... I beat on the window and yelled, and Henrietta was able to get away with just a loss of dignity, (I think).
Lilly literally had a mouthful of feathers... and I have to admit that
she came to me immediately when I told her to stop and get back to me.
I clipped a leash on her and brought her in... it was my fault.
She just will be inside from now on while the hens are loose in the evening.
Of course, we are now predicted to have 3 to 7 inches of fresh snow with an underlay of sleet on Saturday night, so they will be in for a while after that.
The girls got themselves in gear today!
My poor remnants of the Japanese bantam flock.... they have been living in the rafters again since it turned cold. At least last week they came down and went outside. They have to endure the starlings eating all their feed and drinking their water, so I go out at noon and again at 3 to fill their feeding bowl and their water fountain. They jump right down to get some before the starlings can get back inside. I think this week they will be in the rafters most of the time.
I honestly do NOT know how people who live in colder states do it with their animals!
The little girls were having a late afternoon bite when I took them their warm water this evening.
I put some new paper on the upper door of their double door .... it had come loose. We have papered the lower door twice to keep wind out... but they pull it off each time.
Delilah was already inside.
She and Windy had had a good, long drink of warm water when I brought it out.
In fact, they drank so much that I went back in and brought another full bucket out for them.
It will freeze by morning, but they all had a good long warm drink tonight.
However, Kelly was last to the bucket!
Everyone stay warm!