So why did the chicken cross the road?
To get back home from her Mexican vacation, that’s why.
Yes, it’s a small miracle, but I’ll take it. My missing yellow chicken that I wrote about in this post here, has returned safely.
I don’t know where she’s been, I only know that she’s home. She was lost, but now she’s found. The prodigal hen has come to her senses and returned to her chickie mama. And there was great rejoicing. And a small bit of befuddlement as to where this yellow bird has been the past couple of weeks.
I have a sneaking suspicion that she’s gone broody in a place I haven’t discovered yet. A broody chicken is a good mama chicken. More than anything, she desires to sit on a nest of eggs and hatch them, fertilized or not. A broody hen gets a little cranky if you try to get her eggs from the nest, she may growl (imagine that) or peck you. Sometimes a broody hen will not even leave the nest to eat or drink.
From past experience, we have found 8-10 eggs lain here or there. One time, we discovered a nest up on the stacked hay bales. Another time, some kids discovered a nest out by some big round bales of hay while out playing around the place. So, if I was a betting woman, I’d put some money down that the yellow hen has spent many days sitting on a nest of eggs somewhere around this Chicken Ranch, hoping beyond hope to hatch a few little chicks, knitting her pink and blue baby blankets……. all for naught.
Or she’s been vacationing in Mexico. Anything’s possible, right?