Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Friday, December 21, 2012

BONNIE HAS A GIRLFRIEND

I haven't mentioned Bonnie a lot on my blog.  Here is an early picture of Bonnie and Clyde.

As you can tell, Bonnie is another one of my birds that was named too soon.  Thought I knew the gender and was wrong...again.  Her sibling, (both hatched by our loving Mr. Gibson) was of course Clyde. The great, short-lived Clyde, gave his life in protection of the flock in his early adolescence, leaving Bonnie to become second in command to RC (Rooster Chicklet). Bonnie is a mild mannered gentleman who keeps a low profile and does not fight or argue with RC but helps keep watch and warns of intruders.

Also remember my mention of the renegade little band of chickens we have being led by Rooster King Kong.  They (King Kong, White Shadow, Chicken Little II and Lucky)  roost alone at night in the barn rafters and keep to themselves during the day.  

The other evening routinely counting the chickens at bedtime I came up with an extra in the hen house and was one short of the renegades in the rafters of the barn.  It seems Lucky had joined the main flock.  How strange that was until the next day when I saw Bonnie and Lucky spending all their time together.  Perhaps, like the Hatfields and McCoys, this love affair outside their own kind will bring the two fowl families together. 


16 comments:

  1. Who knew that chickens had such interesting drama in their lives? Only someone who watches their antics daily. Animals are wonders to me.

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  2. You have a real little nest of intrigue there.....maybe they are just full of the holiday spirit and want to get along with everyone. :)

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  3. The names of these chickens cracks me up...

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  4. I LOVE that they are sweethearts! I'll bet they've been eyeing each other for a while and Lucky decided to make his move.

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  5. Now we know why all the other chickens call him Lucky.

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  6. What everyone else said first.
    I love the drama, intrigue, names, relationships and getting lucky!!

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  7. I love the names! Someone I used to know had a cat named Clyde. Then they realized Clyde was a she.

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  8. Tabor -- Society could learn a lot from watching chickens:) They could also learn a lot from reading your post today

    Jeanie -- I love that idea. The must be in a festive mood because they are not taking time to lay many eggs.

    Changes in the wind -- Glad you like the names. It can get confusing.

    Lynn -- Bonnie made "his" move on Lucky. Lucky is the hen.

    Cliff -- Actually Lucky is the hen who fell in the water bucket as a chick and we returned from a trip to Tulsa just in time to rescue her.

    kenju -- How funny...of course, Bonnie got Lucky. LOL

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  9. Riot Kitty -- Did you cat friend Clyde have a boyfriend named Bonnie? One of the funniest rooster names I ever had was one named Brittany.

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  10. I don't know a thing about chickens for real - but I do think they are interesting and quite pretty.

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  11. How funny is that. Well, I suppose making peace at Christmas is the right thing to do.
    Ralph

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  12. Hmmm I wonder how the flock allowed the other in with Bonnie? Interesting how they decide to do things. I wonder if Lucky will hatch eggs. Thanks for another episode of All My Chickens.

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  13. Chatty Crone -- It is amazing to look at a chicken up close and marvel at the beautiful colors in their feathers. Much like tapestry.

    Ralph -- Poor King Kong looks might lonely with is reduced harem. He's only got the two girls left. Maybe soon they will all move in the hen house with the others.

    Snaggle Tooth -- Episodes of ALL MY CHICKENS is so right. Bonnie and Lucky will probably raise a nice family.

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  14. Every time I think of chickens, I visualize the cages at those horrible chicken factories. Yesterday, I saw a family of chickens. There was a (feral)mother hen with about 4 of her chicks. They've been walking around Walmart for quite a while now. The chicks are getting pretty big, but they stay close together. It made me sad to think of those chicken farms. Here was a family just sticking together as a family. Your post makes me realize further how these birds also have feelings and a family life. It's making me want to become a vegetarian.

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  15. I love your post! I used to have chickens and I know how fun they are. One of the funniest times with mine was when a little banty hen I called Goldy Pearl tried hatching out a lightbulb that I accidentally left in the nest box. She wouldn't leave it so I bought three Rhode Island Red chicks and snuck them under her one night and removed the lightbulb. In the morning Goldy Pearl was teaching them how to find their breakfast. All was well until the chicks got bigger than their adopted mama. When she tried to set over them to keep them warm she kept toppling off because they were bigger than she was. LOL Wish I could still have them. I also had a General Jackson and Lucy Mae.

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  16. I love your post! I used to have chickens and I know how fun they are. One of the funniest times with mine was when a little banty hen I called Goldy Pearl tried hatching out a lightbulb that I accidentally left in the nest box. She wouldn't leave it so I bought three Rhode Island Red chicks and snuck them under her one night and removed the lightbulb. In the morning Goldy Pearl was teaching them how to find their breakfast. All was well until the chicks got bigger than their adopted mama. When she tried to set over them to keep them warm she kept toppling off because they were bigger than she was. LOL Wish I could still have them. I also had a General Jackson and Lucy Mae.

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