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Let’s see if I can fob them off with a chicken picture

This girl has taken to laying her eggs in a lavender bush. It’s funny, because technically she is a color called lavender. Also, because she is completely invisible when she’s under there, so it looks as though the bush is shivering and going bok-bok-bok.

Eh, sorry about the lameness of posts lately. There’s a lot going on IRL, and current events still suck all kinds of ass.

Before the week is out, I’ll see if I can’t get a good picture of the babies. They’re starting to look like proper little chickens now. Which is what they are.


Comment from Oceania
Time: July 10, 2013, 11:39 pm

So when are you going to ritually sacrifice one of these chooks?

Comment from Mitchell
Time: July 11, 2013, 12:02 am

People with chicken problems.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: July 11, 2013, 12:07 am

I lurve a good chicken post. I’m happy!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: July 11, 2013, 12:18 am

We love chickens! 🙂

Comment from Mike James
Time: July 11, 2013, 12:36 am

The lavender hen is lucky.

Horsewhip the bastards, or maybe tar and feathers.

Comment from Nina
Time: July 11, 2013, 1:35 am

I never complain about lame lavender chicken posts, Stoaty, so carry on.

Plus, it’s your blog.

Comment from Deborah
Time: July 11, 2013, 12:40 pm

It’s a nice chicken picture—great detail and contrast. I especially like how her comb is so perfectly back-lighted.
Why did the chicken lay her eggs in the lavender bush (must look up lavender bush) instead of in the nest?
Does it have anything to do with fleas?
Have you ever thought of photoshopping clothing/costumes on the chickens? (Like ball gowns, pearls, and tiaras. Or maybe bikinis.)
Why not? 🙂

Comment from GIL, formerly Mark
Time: July 11, 2013, 1:37 pm

Hi, Deborah, et al–

Not to go too geek on you, but I’m dusting up my Complementary Therapy skills at the moment after them having lain dormant for a few years. Chickies might actually be seeking out the lavender–the essential oils, powders, etc. make good cootie/flea repellents. If Sweasel plants an Austrailian Tea Tree in her ditch, its oil plus lavender might even sweeten up Oceania enough to donate a sapling to the Mustelid Family.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: July 11, 2013, 6:41 pm

Chickens know your secrets.

Comment from Davem123
Time: July 11, 2013, 7:21 pm

“Or maybe bikinis.”

Bikini Chicken. I think I had that in a Thai place once.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 11, 2013, 10:08 pm

It’s a shame this is a monochrome blog. Her comb is lovely and red, lit up by the sun. Violet has the best comb in the flock this year.

And she lays in the lavender because Mapp (and now occasionally Vita) are hogging the nest box and screaming at any chicken that comes near.

Which is stupid. We have *two* nest boxes.

Come to thing of it, though, Violet snuck out to lay eggs in an elder bush her first year, so maybe she’s just a sneaky chicken.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 11, 2013, 10:55 pm

Miss Awesome Comb 2013:

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 11, 2013, 11:03 pm

Sorry Flashy. Stoatie’s copy of the Necronomicon SPECIFICALLY states that sacrifices must be of Limp-Dick sheep molesting New Zealanders, if Cthulhu is to be appeased..

Comment from Deborah
Time: July 12, 2013, 1:23 am

Oh pretty! The light coming through her comb makes for an eye-popping shot. Uncle Badger framed her beautifully, and the dark behind her is perfect. You should make a little side by side print of her in color, and black and white. It would look great in a little frame and hung on a beam somewhere in the house.

Comment from Oceania
Time: July 12, 2013, 2:01 am

You just keep that Viagra handy Scube – but the only use you will get for it is when you go in for you hip replacement. Vasodilation stops lung fat embolism.


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