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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Meaner than a junkyard chicken

A friend and I were sitting at the junkyard, waiting to recycle cans. Of course, my chicken radar was working. There was a lone, banty (bantam) hen wandering about.

Now that I have a blog, my camera is on my person at all times. I don't want to miss a photo op! So, I hauled out the camera and got out of the car, grabbing a half dozen of the pecans halves I had carried in a container for a snack.

"Here, chick, chick." She turned and saw the crumbled pecans dropping and headed my way, slowly. I had to back up before she would come very far. As you can see, she never came very close.

One of the guys came back from lunch. "How many chickens do you have here?" " "I have never seen it before." Well, if he works here and has never seen it, maybe the hen is just a day tripper.

I just have to know. Another guy came back from lunch. "How many chickens do you have here?" His index finger came up. "Oh, where did you get it?" "It just showed up here a few weeks ago. It's a junkyard chicken." You could just tell he was amused at what he said.

Now, I wonder if she goes home at night. Or, if she left home for good.

waaay back where she can run away from me
See the black Beautification Award sign?
I go to a well-kempt, pretty junkyard.

Your turn
Okay, it is your turn to go awwww! Kidding. Have you ever seen a junkyard chicken?


  1. Thats just so funny:) One of my sons friends called us in a panic not long ago. His parents were already gone to work when he got up for school. He headed to the bathroom to take a shower but found a rooster waiting for him there! His dad had found it walking the streets the night before and didn't bother to tell anybody! LOL !

  2. LindaM,
    THAT would be a shocker, even to me. Since I am half-asleep in the morning, I would think it was a dream. I would be in a panic.

  3. I hope you feel better soon! there is a video on youtube regarding some simple excercises for shoulder pain that has worked for me. If I find it again, I'll let you know.

  4. Thanks, By tomorrow, I may be up to exercise. I can use the left hand a bit without shrieking and moaning. Washing my armpits will be my goal for today...LOL. I just my day's worth of cortisone--6 tablets.


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