. . . continued from the previous post: GOOD MORNING
Lucy got right to work teaching and feeding her little one.
The chick learned quickly to stay close,
but not too close.
Lucy taught it to hunt for sorrel and dandelions, beetles and grubs, and to be respectful of bees, wasps and ants.
Sometimes chickie needed to learn from experience.
Lucy taught chickie to climb stairs..
in order to beg for treats at the front door.
While Hatsy had been just totally in love with Lucy's eggs, she had absolutely no warm feelings for this little chick. To prevent a violent disaster, I kept Hatsy and Lil'White cooped up while Lucy and her baby were out and about.
And while Marky had learned that big chickens are not prey,
he just couldn't help licking his little black lips when chickie was around.
So he was kept at bay too.
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Lucy watched out for hawks,
and chickie did its part by being virtually invisible most of the time.
Find chickie in this picture.
I swear chickie's in this picture too.
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Lucy was strict about
Some evenings, Chickie was just not into that.
Some days Chickie was just not into walking either.
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It wasn't long before we realized
I knew he'd have to go, because we have way too many neighbors way too nearby. We couldn't have a rooster waking the whole neighborhood on Sunday mornings.
But hey... how hard could it be to find a home for a rooster?