Friday, 12 June 2015

Rosy and the Chicks


Whereas until recently Rosy would dash over into Chicken World every morning with me just to get into the shed, to stand staring at the gap in the floorboards, looking for the rat we know is living under there,  now she dashes over and waits expectantly at the little Broody House.

It seems she wants to say good morning to the chicks .... every day!!

Mother Goose is none too keen on this giant furry creature licking her chicks but she gives Rosy a minute or two before shouting at her little charges to stop this ridiculousness and come and eat their breakfast.


Other non-family little creatures do not get the same welcome.  This picture, one I took to show progress on the road at the side of the polytunnel also shows Rosy guarding her latest little al fresco meal.  A rabbit caught by Ginger the cat and finished off by Rosy, which made the second course of her breakfast this morning.

So if you don't want Rosy to eat you and you are smaller than her ..... you just have to be family.

Sue xx

13 comments:

  1. Is Rosy any good as a ratter, I caught a rat yesterday Kacy the jack russel from next door wasnt about when I needed her, and Sol just thought it was something to play with.
    Kara loved all the little hatchlings we had Sol isnt that interested perhaps its a female thing :-)

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    1. She's a brilliant ratter, snaps their necks in two seconds, no hesitation. Between her and Ginger they kill a couple of rabbits a day, any mice that appear around the place and she spends a daft amount of time watching the rats nest that is under the shed waiting for an opportunity to flush them out.

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  2. I wouldn't get anything done all day because I'd be too busy watching all those beautiful baby birds you have at the moment x

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  3. Rosie and Ginger are great guards helping you out around the place catching vermin and checking the livestock is all present and correct. The chicks are too cute!

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  4. I would rush to see the chicks too ! Frankie is a great ratter but does like to give her presents to me in the middle of the night which is not nice at all !

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  5. No chicks here this teay boo hoo

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    1. Awww ... poor you, don't you think you have enough birds to cope with at the moment!! You can come and see our chicks, whenever you want :-)

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  6. Sue, so funny about the dog and the chicks in the family. I can heal them peeping with delight.

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  7. I like a dog that takes care of business, from being sure the chicks are well to dispatching the vermin. We're out of such a dog at the present. Our current cairn is only interested in her dinner.

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  8. So strange that a terrier, renowned ratter and rabbiter, should be so maternal around the baby chicks. Lovely to see, though. I hope that one day soon she will be successful in catching that rat-under-the-floorboards before it does any damage in the hen-house. My elderly collie confines his duties to guarding the bird-feeder from crows and pigeons who dare to steal the seed; the small birds are more than welcome, though and are safe to hop around him on the lawn in their search for food.

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  9. That is soo sweet, the picture with her watching the chicks. My big black cat caught and ate a baby hare the other day, only problem is he has also started watching my sons old bunny with an evil eye. Suppose hare tasted nice. Pam

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  10. That is so special, shows what a kind and understanding soul she is! My little Cairn Terrier was brilliant around smaller helpless animals despite her instincts, she found baby birds turfed out of the nest and never hurt them - dogs are such special animals! Hope you all have a good weekend! Katie x

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  11. Great that your dog is gentle with the chicks, but can clean up the pests. We have a labrador pup and those chicks would be gone in seconds if she was that close to them. Nothing lasts five minutes around her.

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