Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oh no, she di-int....

Oh yes, she did.

And, sadly. Because she did. She bought herself a one-way ticket back to the chicken farm.

BSD and I let the chickens out of the coop the morning before school started and we both heard it. It was really quite pathetic. We weren't even sure it was what it was. But it was.

We didn't quite know what to do. So we called up our new buddy, Chicken Ronnie. The chicken expert who sold us Henrietta. Chicken Ronnie said, "Bring her over." 

And so we did. And as soon as BB carried her out of the car. And Lola heard all the others. She did it again. And again. And again.

Yep. Lola found her voice. Unfortunately it was not the voice we expected. And we had to leave our favorite "hen" with Chicken Ronnie. The hen who won our hearts. But who was actually a rooster.

But we didn't come home empty-handed. Nope. We came home with two dozen farm fresh eggs. And a new hen. 

We were smart this time though. This time we made SURE to bring home a hen. Not a rooster. 

Meet Lucy.

Yes. I know. We're really a bunch of ding dongs around here. I think we just like making the trek out to visit Chicken Ronnie and all his animals. Heck...we've got a 50/50 shot that this one's a hen. We'll keep you posted...

19 comments:

Bridget said...

Okay this is really funny, and Lucy sure is cute!

Kerri said...

Too funny! I can imagine everyone's suprise when you heard for the first time! Great pics...I think Lucy is eyeing little ballerinas gushers!

My Interior Life said...

That's hilarious! Here's to better luck with Lucy. She looks like she's eyeing LB's gushers - that could be trouble.

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha, love the photos!

Gabe said...

The same thing happened to my brother. . . But it all 10 of them were roosters . . .not a hen in the bunch!

Here's hoping she's a she this time!

Amy said...

too funny. However, i'm sure it wasn't so funny at the butt crack of dawn!

Amy said...

Too funny! Though not first thing in the morning, I'm sure. Lucy is adorable!

karren said...

I really enjoyed this post! So funny. When I was a kid my parents bought six hens. We fell in love with them of course and named all of them....long story short.....they sure tasted good. My dad was out of work, and there was no place to take them back to. We got them for the eggs, but they were for dinner instead.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

Kim, oh my...love the very last line" ..50/50 shot" too funny and love how the last pic sums it all up!! love reading your blog & glad you survived the hurricane & earthquake... a lot of scary mother nature stuff this year for you!! (wild fire, too!)

i love the fish post, too. I am thinking Etsy shop with those bad boys!!

I know you will get caught up on some more summer posts-hoping there is another about surfing or paddleboarding...make us drool on our keyboards!

hugs, cathy

Nicolle said...

My best friend in Oklahoma just had to get rid of a hen turned rooster! :)

Lucy is so stinkin cute!

serialswooper.com said...

"di-int" = my very favorite part.

Ha.

sloan said...

oh guuuurl ... freaking hilarious! better luck this time ... right?!

mandy said...

oh, my, you are cracking me up!

Karina said...

I thought they were supposed to "sex" those chicks before they sold them. Isn't that what Mike Rowe did on one of his Dirty Jobs shows. I can't tell you how much I want to keep a chicken or two at our house. I've been trying to convince the hubby for years. He's not budging. I'll have to live vicariously through yours.

Pam said...

I'm cracking up! yes...keep us posted. I love your chicken coop!!

Andrea said...

Too funny! We've had that happen too so I know how you feel. Fingers crossed for a girl :)

Cindy said...

too funny...what a surprise to wake-up to
good luck this time
have a happy day kim

Kristin said...

ROTFLMAO! You quack me up! I love this post and your awesome sense of humor. Have you ever thougtht about writing a book? If not, you should. I've probably already said that but it's because I really mean it! Anyways, I went back and figured out the couch was on the patio, but this little chick sure looks like he's in the house on the kitchen table...are you caving???

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

A question. Did you have luck raising a single chick until you could add her to the coop? I have two hens and would love a third but everyone keeps telling me I have to raise at least two chicks that they wouldn't be happy alone. Just feel three would fit my coop better than four otherwise I would do it. Thanks for your time. PS.. darling little chick there. Aren't they the best?