Monday, October 12, 2009

Running The Fence

Today, Morgan, was running back and forth about a 100 feet of the side fence line (right side in photo) and barking her "there is a coyote over there" bark. The property on the other side of the fence is sold, but it has never been developed by the owner. So, it is densely wooded and has lots of undergrowth right up to the fence and this is one of the directions that stray dogs, coyotes, and other critters try to come on our property and snag a chicken dinner. The property on the other side of the back fence is a very good neighbor. They are the ones with a rooster that my girls like to sing to.
Here are three of our four Golden Lace Wyandottes. I just happened to get a photo of the three and thought that the differences in their color and patterning was interesting. The fourth one was doing time in a nest box. I would like to get a photo of the four of them and compare their feathering. Wyandottes are neat chickens. They have adapted very well to free range.

I put on more joint compound, sanded stuff in the kitchen and got things outside undercover that shouldn't get wet. The chicken feed is back in the coop.

[3 eggs today]
Storm is moving in - rain tomorrow
Smiles
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7 comments:

Diana from Sweet Fields of Green said...

Love your chickens, esp. love Wyandottes. They're so pretty! Thanks for stopping by to say "hi!" to me.

lisa said...

They are beautiful, chickens! Good work Morgan!

DayPhoto said...

Good dog!!!! Very good dog! Bad coyotes...scatt, get, be gone!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

diane said...

Morgan sounds like a good farm hand. The girls have a lovely pattern on their feathers.

Becky's Barnyard said...

Good girl Morgan. Scare that ol coyote off. Do they dig under the fence to get in? I have two wyandottes. They haven't started laying yet. Hope so soon.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

what cute chickies..
Morgan is just on patrol.. Keep up the good work Morgan...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tanya said...

Very pretty chickens. I can see a quilting pattern in there.