Thursday, October 7, 2010

Attack of the, hens

Some of our chickens.

One of our barn cats, JJ.

So the other day Don and I were in the barn shooting tankards (meaning, spraying a coat of varnish on the outside of the tankards using a spray gun).  All of a sudden JJ comes barreling into the barn and crashes into my legs, with a hen in hot pursuit.  (Here's the culprit.)

 JJ bounced away from me and crouched behind the poor protection of a ladder...

 ...where he regarded the chickens with deep suspicion.

Meanwhile, knowing poor JJ couldn't go anywhere, our quartet of half-grown chicks settled in the doorway, where they refused to budge.

Ah, the little dramas of farm life.


  1. Reading your blog and that of Paratus Familia makes my heart sing. You have no idea how much I learn from you. We're buying property for community family bug out place and all of us have jobs/skills we're taking on. You keep me smiling, keep me honest about how hard it can be and I thank God for you.

  2. Hmmm, a few days ago I felt sorry for the hen that was attacked by the dog(s). Now the hens are attacking the cat. Seems there is plenty of payback going on at your farm. Who do the cows attack when they're trying to get even? And is the horse vindictive, too?

    Frankly, I think all this animal drama stems from an overly permission household. Time to teach those critters some self control. Henceforth, I suggest that any animal picking a fight will wind up in the stew pot. You can go ahead and tell them my plan. I don't think they know my address, so I should be safe from their wrath. Let me put it this way, if there is a menancing chicken on my front porch tomorrow morning, I'll know where it came from.

    Anonymous Patriot

  3. Aww...Poor JJ. And here he looks all buff and all strutting down the path.

  4. I have a cat that looks just like your JJ, but I assure you no mere chicken would make him run. Even a quartet. King of jerks, I'm sure my cat would take on the whole flock.

  5. I would take that bet for as much as you got Anon. It's O.K. It only means that cats have a little bit of survival good sence.