Hen in the Hydrangeas


I love this photo! It was taken by Pete, one of our moderators on the Chickens in the Road forum, and she generously let me share it with you here. Pete named all of her hens after moderators on the CITR forum, and one after me, too. This hen’s name is Suzanne. And she’s plopped herself down in a big bucket of dried hydrangea blossoms, which somehow seems appropriate since I posted about my dried hydrangeas (still on the bush) the other day.

Maybe I should trim them all off and sit myself down in a big bucket with them.

You know, sometimes being a chicken doesn’t seem like a bad life.


  1. CindyP says:

    THEN we’ll need a photo of THAT!

  2. Hlhohnholz says:

    Awesome pic, Pete. Well done! Somehow I figured your namesake would find herself escaping from reality surrounded by beautiful reminders of growing things, Suzanne. 😉

  3. Dumbcatluvr says:

    I know your birthday is soon, so Happy Birthday, Suzanne! :heart:

  4. Joell says:

    How cute is this photo, will Pete share photos of the other “chicks” with us?
    Want to ask as well, is Coco home as yet?

  5. BuckeyeGirl says:

    Hooray for Pete and Suzanne the Hydrangea loving hen! VERY cute pic! (I bet BuckeyeGirl told her there were treats in the basket, she’s sneaky that way!)

  6. wvhomecanner says:

    Great photo Pete! Thanks for sharing!

  7. cabynfevr says:

    If only the bucket were bigger and filled with hot water!!! :shimmy:

  8. shirley T says:

    That photo is so cute~~thanks for posting it. I have trouble with birds nesting in my hanging plants. One morning I awoke to an awful racket on my front porch~~ A Bluejay was having breakfast on bird eggs~~ the mother bird was flying around having a screaming fit. I didn’t know Bluejays would eat other birds eggs~~ and I’m an old country girl~I just thought I knew everything. Have a good week-end with all your very own ‘baby birds’ HAPPY EASTER

  9. Sonia says:

    I can see you, but you can’t see me!

    Love this photo…thanks Pete for sharing the photo.

  10. outbackfarm says:

    Well, that’s for sure!! My chickens seem to think I do all this work around here just for them. I plow the garden and plant seeds and then mulch. All for them to scratch around in and have fun. Just for them. Well, they are all in chicken jail til this winter. ALL of them. I bring stuff to them now.

    I did have a nightmare last night though. After pulling weeds and mulching my front border and working in the garden, I dreamed all the chickens were out IN THE GARDEN! And it was all uphill. And I couldn’t get there fast enough to shoo them all out because I had to run uphill. Oh my goodness, I was exhausted after that dream. And very upset too.

    But that sure is a nice peaceful picture of Suzanne in the dried flowers. Very pretty. Looks like a nice place to be if you are a hen.

  11. Robin says:

    That looks so comfy !! I just took all my dried hydrangea flowers off the bush last week-I never know what to do with them. They made a beautiful display in that basket. :duck:

  12. Sheryl says:

    How cute is that!? I wish so bad that I could have chickens 🙁 They just like like so much fun, and I wouldn’t mind the work at all….

  13. princessvanessa says:

    Suzanne hen blends in very well and looks contented to be nestled in that bucket of old hydrangea blooms. Hope everyone here has a wonderful, made to order, day.

  14. Jen says:

    What a great picture – I love it too! Tell Pete she did a great job catching this one.

  15. wkf says:

    The life of a chicken doesn’t seem bad except for that whole getting eaten thing……. :hungry:

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