Wednesday, January 14, 2015

She Who Must Be Obeyed!

That's her - Blue Bess, Queen of the Coop, She Who Must Be Obeyed! She's a beauty and she knows it. All the other girls are in awe of Bess and give her a wide berth. She gets the first and best tidbits in the yard and she settles all disputes in the hen house.
Bess' minions await her majesty's command. Should we step through to inspect the new fodder or stay put?
There's Bess claiming the high ground. Yes, there are three black hens in the flock but believe me when I say that Bess stands out from the others. She has confidence. She has style. Her black feathers are sleek and have a blue sheen in the sun light. Her comb is the reddest red and she holds it proudly.
Blue Bess and Mrs. Gold often hang out together. As the senior hens in the yard and most experienced they have a lot to talk about. Seven of the girls are Mrs. Gold's hatchlings all grown up so she has a vested interest in the daily doings of the flock, Queen Bess uses her to enforce discipline on the younger hens. But there is no doubt who the queen actually is. All hail Blue Bess!

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Until next time,

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    1. I think you should get yourself some chickies Julianne!

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  2. She's pretty and confident! Did not know chickens were so proud :)

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    1. Oh my goodness yes, those girls can have an attitude. That's what's make them so appealing all the antics they get up to are so entertaining.

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  3. What a beauty Blue Bess sounds a real character, we had a sow once called Ada who was a real character too she ruled all the others!
    Jackie

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    1. People just can't believe that chickens can have so much personality but when you spend time with animals you come to know their quirks. Your sow must have been something. The best part of animals around the place.

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