April 15, 2010

I Don't Mean to Brag, but...

I think we have some seriously intelligent chickens here! Granted, I've never had chickens before. I have no idea how they are supposed to advance through their age-appropriate milestones. All I know is that these girls have only been here a week and they have not only learned how to come down from their coop in the morning, they now know how to tuck themselves into their coop at night!

After I closed them in for the night, I stood by for a few minutes and listened. There was a lot of ruckus for about 5 minutes until they decided who would get to sleep on the top roost, then they settled down and all was quiet. If I had to guess who was going to be top in the pecking order, my bet would be on Ginger; although, Nutmeg sure does know how to give her a run for her money! Only time will tell, I guess.


8 comments:

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

My Grandma raised chickens and sold the eggs to all the local stores. She loved her hens and would often remark about how intelligent a chicken was.

Lilla said...

SVB....I agree with your grandma. These are some smart birds! Right now, though, I am wondering...they prefer to stand out in the fog and rain rather than go up to their nice, warm coop! Silly girls.

morningbrayfarm.com said...

As we were driving to Colorado, I told Don all about your girls and their names! I even remembered them!!! :)

Lilla said...

Morning Bray...Wow, I'm impressed that you remembered all the girls' names! So sorry we didn't get to meet during your recent trip. One day.

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Your girls are so pretty! And smart! I'm so happy everyone is settling in for you. That coop is to DIE for! Bless Neal's heart - he outdid himself for sure!

Lilla said...

Penny, the girls are adorable, aren't they? Yes, Neal did a fabulous job on the coop. I am very happy with it. I'm still trying to convince him he's talented enough to build us a house, but he's not buying that one!

AJ-OAKS said...

Having chickens for a year now I agree that they are really intelligent. My girlies have a routine and I had BETTER stick to it! lol
Didn't think I would ever enjoy chickens so much, but they sure are wonderful. And the eggs being a bonus!

Lilla said...

AJ-OAKS, I never thought I'd enjoy chickens so much either, but they are very entertaining creatures. And, you're right, those eggs are a nice bonus. Can't wait for our first ones!