Monday, May 4, 2009

The Smartest Hen in the Flock

Jim made one final pass with the tiller in the garden before I put up the chicken wire today. Betty, the official mascot of Twelve Acres, quickly learned weeks ago that the worm digger roto-tiller provides plenty of fresh, juicy worms to eat. While the other hens run from the big scary machine, Betty doesn't.

I love Betty for her pluckiness, sass and gumption. Did I mention that Barred Rocks are my favorite breed?


  1. It's amazing what critters will learn!

  2. She is a real go getter!!!! cluck, cluck, cluck!

  3. Worms for Betty and an award for you!


  4. OMG she is so cute!

  5. I love hens! She is a smart one, for sure! My pet hen passed away in December, but she was very intelligent - she would play piano, and also liked to fly up and take a piece of hamburg or pepperoni from my fingers without touching my hand at all! She had a real "eye" for that, and would even come running when I called "TINA!" from across the yard! I sure do miss her!

  6. Betty knows the early bird really DOES get the worm! Good for her being such a smarty!

    Our hens aren't afraid of the lawnmower going in front of their coop, either- they know fresh grass clippings will be flying their way!


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