Look Who’s Back


The crooked little hen escaped! She was not released from the chicken house. Somehow, she got out. I suspect it was from where the top of the chicken yard was damaged in a recent storm, leaving an opening. In other words, she flew the coop. I was stunned to look out the window and find her right back on the back porch with the cat food. I opened the door and she tried to come in! I don’t know what I’m going to do with her. She’s incorrigible! And the cats are VERY UPSET!


  1. ShadyB says:

    Sha missed you!! LOL Well, it’ll be much less stressful to just let her be “a cat”….maybe she needs her own doghouse on the back porch????

  2. Tracey In Paradise Pa says:

    Nothing like a cool chicken with a story!! I think she wants to move in.

  3. Leah says:

    She must be the smartest chicken!

  4. kerri says:

    She’s one smart little chicken :chicken:

  5. CindyP says:

    Those with disabilities usually learn something else really well!

  6. Debnfla3 says:

    Poor little girl.

    She just wants to be a “house hen”….hahahahahaha

    Determined little miss isn’t she!


  7. Christine says:

    ROTFL, what a great shot! The look on that cat’s face is priceless!

  8. Cathy says:

    She needs to be a house chicken~!

  9. carol says:

    “House Chicken” isn’t such a bad idea but the porch might be better. I understand about the critters and all but couldn’t you put her a little private hen house out there….with a roost in it? She is obviously determined to NOT live in the chicken house.
    When I was in high school, I kept a ‘fighting cock’ in my bedroom. I don’t know who gave it to my mom but she brought it home and I made him a pet. I could sit him on my lap and pet his back and he would go fast asleep. At night, I would put newspapers on the floor under my desk chair and he roosted there. By tying a string on one leg and holding the other end in my hand, I could take him for walks outside.
    Please don’t think the idiocy of this story escapes me. Nontheless, it’s true. I kept him for about two months and then passed him on to a family that had chickens. His name was Cocky Locky.
    Okay. I’ll stop now before I lose all credibility!

  10. B. Ruth says:

    That sweet little (?) hen is beginning to freak me out…where or where has out mean rooster gone…!

    PS…dear sweet Carol….your story was beginning to sound like “Loosey Goosey”…forgive me for that…LOL

  11. Karen says:

    Awww! I guess if having crooked little hen on your porch is the worst problem you have this week, then you’re doing good.

    And I don’t blame you for being scared of driving in the snow, especially on West Virginia roads. They’re scary! Everyone always assumes that there are guardrails, wide shoulders, etc., and that is usually NOT the case. We vacation near Seneca Rocks and most of the roads do not have guardrails, definitely no shoulders, and most of the white lines on the sides of the roads have been worn away. Yikes! And a warning for the yellow road signs of an upcoming curve — if it says 40 mph, that means if you’re doing 40, you’ll be on two wheels and holding on for dear life. I love West Virginia but hate the roads, but not enough to quit going there :sun:

  12. carol says:

    I know, B. Ruth!!! Sounds like I have been making Suzannes Drunken Rum Cake already this morning but this particular story is true! If I had had a goose for a pet it would have been named Goosey Lucy!

  13. Jessica says:

    hahaha smart chicken.

  14. Glory says:

    Tell her the sky is falling and she needs to be safe in the hen house. Think about Turkey Lurkey.

  15. Nancy in Iowa says:

    Awww, just give in – she wants to live with you!!! :chicken:

  16. Donna says:

    hmmm… a lamb that thinks she’s a dog (how IS Annabelle, by the way?), now a hen that thinks she’s a cat… what ever will be next in the menagerie? LOL You’ve got the most charming of farm animals, Suzanne!

  17. Ms E says:

    One hen against 10 or so ticked off cats?! I side w/the cats on this one!

  18. Goldenval says:

    Just make her a pet. Don’t laugh. I had a pet rooster when I was a kid. His name was Roostie and just like “Carol” said a few comments ahead of mine, they can make good pets….they respond to love and affection just like anything else. Roostie followed me all over the farm…I could even put him on my old swing (rope one that hung from a tree) and swing him gently. LOL, why don’t you try it and see where this experiment will take you. You may be surprised. Just make sure she’s warm at night if she’s alone. I nominated you BTW, so good luck!

  19. Claudia says:

    Well who wouldn’t want to come in and enjoy the fire! and a cookie!

  20. Susan M says:

    Are you becoming “Chickens in the Home”??

    (Get that snowmobile!!)

    Adore your blog,

  21. Melissa Marsh says:

    I love the expression on the black cat behind her!

  22. Barbee' says:

    Guess she got a craving for cat vittles. And, she wants to sleep on the bed like Kitten and Little.

  23. Miss Becky says:

    ha! this is priceless stuff here! :bugeyed:

  24. Sharon Gosney says:

    Too funny…..thank you for a good laugh.You better hope that she doesn’t team up with the cat that opens the door.LOL

  25. Valerie says:

    You may as well give up now. That chicken is going to win. Just accept that fact, make her a lil cozy bed there on the porch, and tell the kitties to man-up and accept her, too.

  26. Annmarie says:

    Mama has yard chickens and the cats are terrified by them. Truthfully, I’m terrified by them.

  27. katherine says:

    This sounds like a children’s book just waiting to happen!

  28. Jenny W says:

    Oh goodness! Absolutely adorable … those “special” babies never cease to amaze us, I think. Poor kitty cats though! Doesn’t that chick know that just because they’re the same color doesn’t mean they belong together?!

  29. Jessica says:

    If you are seriously going to talk “pet” – and I think you probably should at this point – you’d better check these out: https://www.chickendiapers.com/Catalog.html

    Although knowing Suzanne I am sure she will whip up her own (please post directions when you do….)

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