Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jeepers Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Peepers?

Since the scare back in February when Big Bird went on her big adventure, she's stayed pretty close to home. In fact, yesterday afternoon I last saw her sitting by the coop door. When evening fell, Alzina the Ameraucana (the one who worries) was standing in the door telling me something was wrong. Roll was called, and instantly I knew what she was talking about: Big Bird was missing again.

Fortunately, I had bought two nifty LED headlamps (how did we ever live without them?) and Farmer Rick and I began the search. I've since learned the best way to find a chicken in the creek is to lay on my belly and shine the light at their eye level. Within a few minutes she was located, sleeping under the big oak. I think she just gets caught unaware because she can't see the others heading to the coop.

 What? Where? Why do you have scissors in your hand?

So, I borrowed Farmer Rick's mustache scissors (sorry, honey) and went to work! Although the Polish are loved for their poufs and antics, I don't want beauty interfering with safety.

The bob is IN you know...

Just look at those big eyes!

Does this mean I can get sunglasses now?


Kateri said...

Great haircut! She looks quite distinguished now.

Anonymous said...

the bob haha your funny :D i love it!

p.s i like the movie jeepers creepers, i always get scared :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Too funny. What a silly chicken. Great job on the 'do.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! She looks a little bit like Kate Gosselin now.

Maybe you should go into business as a hairstylist for chickens? lol!

My Polish chickens don't seem to have as much top-do as yours has, so I've not had that problem yet of having to trim their pouffy heads. As long as I can see their eyes I know they're doing good.


Jemm said...

That is SO funny! I love that you went out searching in the dark for your chicken. That is something we would do. Thank you for all of your advice lately on chickens. It has been a comfort.

Jessica said...

We had to give our gold laced a hair cut also. Poor thing had an irritated eye.
My Hubby thinks that I am crazy because I will sometimes get up at 2 in the morning just to check on the chickens because I "had a feeling". Hey! There are a lot of bad things that could happen to my babies! I still check on my kids at night, and they are 12 and 14!!!!!

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