Wednesday, October 19, 2005
This photo makes me think of a very short, short film called, "Bambi Meets Godzilla"...you had to be there....
Those giant feet are my son's. The little yellow feet belong to "Peepers". If you are a regular visitor, you know that a few weeks ago, my hen produced 6 chicks. We left the hen with the chicks for a while, until Peepers became the target of malicious pecking by momma hen and siblings.
I rescued bloody Peepers and brought him (could be a her, but we have called him a him so I will continue) inside for R&R. Of course this elicited great sympathy and lots of, " Oh poor little thing...blah, blah, blah".
I stressed that Peepers was only in the house until he healed up. I MEAN IT!
Peepers got his name because he would not shut up. "PEEP, PEEP, PEEP, PEEP, AD INFINITUM..." He did quiet down whenever anyone took him out of his little cage for playtime. They did this alot. My son could walk around the kitchen and this tiny chick would frantically follow him around to stand by his feet...as if he were a hen on steroids.
At bedtime, Peepers would only quiet down in a totally dark room. The laundry room seemed the best place for his little home. A towel over the cage helped, but if anyone turned on the light in the adjoining kitchen..."PEEP, PEEP, PEEP!
After a few days, Peepers had healed his wounds and put on some weight so I took him out to be with his siblings...minus the mom hen who is free ranging again.
"Where's Peepers?" they said.
"He's back where he belongs.", I said.
"Awwwwwww.", they said...in unison.
'Okay, he can come in one more night"...which stretched into about three more, but it's finally homecoming week and the 3 teens are all busy, busy with float building and stuff.
Yesterday I slipped Peepers back into the chick cage OUTSIDE and nobody whined.
It is kind of quiet though...
Posted by R.Powers at 7:03 PM