What, you don't vacuum your lawn?
I admit it isn't something I do on a regular basis. The heavy rains brought a big, old, maple tree limb down. It narrowly missed the chicken coop and completely pulverised a cute, little bistro set I had sitting in the shade.
The table was bent and the ceramic top shattered. ~
A whole lot of sawing and hauling away later, I figure the mess is done with. I'm sitting with a cup of tea, enjoying a bit of relaxing chicken TV and laughing at them clucking and stuffing themselves at the base of the maple tree. The bugs must be mighty good in that area!
Then, it strikes me as very odd that they are sticking to one spot. I drop the tea and high tail it to that tree.
The stupid chickens are gobbling up pottery shards! ~
I'm running around screaming and trying to catch the chickens and they are ducking (getting my fowl all mixed up here) around to grab another piece.
And that is why I grabbed a shop vac and gave the yard a darned good cleaning! ~
It appears that chickens can eat broken pottery with no ill effects. You will really make their day if you give them Styrofoam for dessert!
More hilarious chicken stories! And you really thought you were going to relax that day? Really Maureen??!!! Give your head a shake! Funny! xoReplyDelete
Oh CHICKENS!!!!! I can totally believe they were chowing down on pottery shards! I find my ducks nibbling on the stupidest things I try to keep the barn/run clean but they always manage to find something illicit. I would have vacuumed the lawn too. Sad about your table. We've had some wild weather this week.ReplyDelete
Oh no, it's might help the shell? Silly chickens, I have enough to vac without vaccine the gardenReplyDelete
Well remind me not to have bacon and eggs at your place LMHO - that is too hilarious -ReplyDelete
laughing my head off here at your description!!!
I can totally picture the scene,...hilarious.ReplyDelete
hahaha. That's so funny that chickens would eat pottery bits. And I can see why you had to vacuum your yard! :)ReplyDelete
The chickens are eating the shards?????? Won't that crack the eggs before they lay them?!? Those chickens.ReplyDelete
I still want some.
Never a dull moment at your house Maureen. Yes, I agree, crazy chickens. Who would think they would eat that?ReplyDelete
Thanks for keeping us laughing about your chickens.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
LOL- Oh- I wish I would have had a movie camera of THAT episode-speaking of chicken TV-lol xo DianaReplyDelete
Now how was I not going to read a post with a title like that! (I thought for a minute there I was going to have to come do an intervention!) Sorry about your table..stinks. Chicken TV...I want that!ReplyDelete
My dog would eat 24 hours a day if he could, but even he wouldn't eat pottery shards - those crazy chickens !ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Very happy to hear that my chickens are not the only ones eating weird stuff (pillow stuffing and egg cartons...). Never sure if i am supposed to safe them from themselves or if it is me making an idiot out of myself..ReplyDelete
Hugs dear friend
you may have solved my leaf collection woes.ReplyDelete
Just popped in to tell you that when you left a comment on my blog today you are a No Reply blogger. I know you didn't used to be-so thought maybe you didn't know. If you joined google plus you have to change something with that. xo DianaReplyDelete
You had me laughing at this one, Maureen!! I could just picture the whole thing as I was reading.ReplyDelete
you just make me laugh...all the time!ReplyDelete
OMG who knew! I think sometimes you must feel like you spend your day saving their lives!!!ReplyDelete
I think the chickens are testing you to see how quick you will react. I still picture them following you around the yard, that was hilarious. You can never say there is no excitement around your house.ReplyDelete
I watch chicken TV all the time and to see them come "running" trying to beat each other to the snacks I throw out every afternoon will crack you up. I guess I am lucky that my chickens are rather picky eaters if it's not tasty.....LOL. Mine are in a hard moult right now and look terrible.ReplyDelete
Oh no! Stupid chickens! Who would even think that you'd have to worry about that! Good thing they didn't suffer any ill effects! Thanks for the laugh!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, that is hilarious. I wondered where you would be going with I was vacuuming my yard. Thanks for starting my morning out with some laughter.ReplyDelete