Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I Had Three Banties!!!

My Grandparents brought me these three beautiful little banties on Sunday. I just love how cute and little they are. We brought them home from my parents house and put them in the guinea section of the chicken coop, where the guineas don't stay. They are wild and crazy. Thats the reason my grandparents didn't want them.

Well all was good the first day. Then the second day I went out to feed them. I pulled the big door to the coop shut but didn't latch it or anything like I should have. As soon as I opened their door the rooster went crazy and flew right over my head and out the door. There was no way I was getting him back in. So he strutted around our yard and the neighbors yard all day. He crowed and called for his ladies, but everytime I would get near him he would run away as fast as he could. He roosted on top of the chicken run with the guineas. We should have got him while he was asleep and put him up, but we didn't.

Yesterday when I was getting the kids ready for school I seen him running around in the yard and he was fine. I heard him crow a few times during the morning and I was really happy. Then when I went out to feed around 11:00 he was no where to be seen and hasn't been seen since. I think the neighbors bird dog that killed one of my guineas may know something about it. He was seen around here quite a bit yesterday. He no longer messes with the guineas. I think they all got smart and gang up against him. But I have a feeling that Mr. Rooster couldn't hold his own against that stupid dog. I'm so upset with myself. He was so beautiful. But I am saving the eggs, they are supposed to be fertilized up to thirty days after being with a rooster. So I'm saving the cute little eggs to be incubated at my moms so that we can have some baby banties. I hope they aren't as wild!!!

One of the girl banties

All three

Mr. Rooster was so pretty! I'm hoping he will turn up but have a very bad feeling about the whole thing!


Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Oh no! Your Granny will never give you anymore chickens!!!!! Take care of those eggs so we can get some more and maybe a little one will look just like his dad!!


hahaha the word verification for this post is "crowea" LOL!!

Holly said...

I'm sorry about your rooster. Our son has a bird dog who is not yet one. That has changes a few things around here. Last summer he didn't care about the chickens running in the garden but all that has changed. He killed one of our son's girlfriend's mom's chickens. Boy that was a confusing mouthful. We're going to have to put up a fence around the garden and redo the fencing on the chicken coop run to protect our girls. I understand your frustration.

Nancy M. said...

They are all so pretty!

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