Monday, November 28, 2011

air Betty


I recently moved the little teacup birdfeeder I made next to the porch.  The Blue Jays have been visiting my feeders and I thought it would be nice to be able to watch them in the morning while I have my coffee.  Naturally the chickens noticed that I was putting seed in the feeder and have started hanging around waiting for some of the extras to drop to the ground.


This waiting has been fine for all of the chickens.  Except one.


One who is determined.  One who rises above the rest.


Air Betty.


Look at the admiring faces of her peers.  You can almost hear them chanting "Betty, Betty, Betty..."

I was most entertained this morning watching my little superstar, until this happened:


Okay, I found that pretty much hilarious.

On today's to-do list: find taller stick.

Hope you have a fun start to the week, everyone.

21 comments:

Amy O'H said...

Too funny. What is it about chickens that makes them so oddly fascinating?

ecokaren said...

In Betty's defense, chicken IS a bird. So what were YOU thinking, when you made this BIRD feeder???

Tumus said...

ROFL! Omg I love the other chicken's faces as they watch her in wonder and awe. That's hysterical.

Brittan said...

this makes me want chickens even more! i can't stand it, birds do the funniest things! my little parrot, posey is always cracking me up!!
thanks for sharing this, what a great post!

Chiska said...

Persistence is an amazing thing isn't it? This is so great!

Betty said...

Us Betty's are determined old birds! If you ever get fed up with her, she's welcome at my place!Bettyx

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

In that last picture it's clear she did for the good of all. Go Betty! As always, thanks for sharing. :)

Mousy Brown said...

Wonderful! (her enthusiasm and that you captured it! :D )

Mona said...

Goodness, so hilarious! A happy thing you were watching with your camera. Makes me think of the hens in the books of Findus and Pettson, some of the best childrens books EVER. For grown ups too. I'm sure you'd love them!!
http://www.amazon.com/Pancakes-Findus-Pettson-Sven-Nordqvist/dp/190345879X/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322500305&sr=1-2-spell

Jane said...

She is a superstar and a determined one at that.

Marilyn said...

who said chickens are dumb? that is so funny and adorable...and I too, love the look on the other one's faces...

Mattie van den Heuvel said...

LOL!!!!

Erin at Being Poetry said...

Thanks for my first moment of true laughter this morning!

curlygirlpress said...

Sometimes you have to step on your friends to get to the top... = )

foxflat said...

YES! go betty!!!!!!

Kris said...

Love this post! I don't know what your plans are for the future of your chickens, but I think maybe Betty has earned a reprieve. She is clearly smarter than your average chicken.

Martina Oehlinger said...

Betty you are the hero of the day - go go go. you have got a big future!

Carole said...

Betty! Betty! Betty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

julochka said...

i <3 this. you were so right, chickens are entertaining.

leFiligree said...

betty is such an inspiration. i love the pic with her standing on her peers! i think she transcended chicken-dom!

diegoagogo said...

This is hysterical!! Reminds me of the chickens in the movie "Chicken Run".
Thanks for sharing.
Lush
London, UK

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