Dogs and Chickens

My current pastime is watching a new series.

I call it Chicken TV.


About a month ago, I started letting the chickens out of the coop in the evening to forage for bugs.  After a couple of nights of this, they began to meet me at the coop door, talking loudly if I was even a smidge late.

I was somewhat concerned that my dog and 3 cats might try to chase, catch, or eat the chickens if I left them unsupervised.

So, I grabbed my lawn chair, my red solo cup, and sat and watched.

In this particular episode, Annie’s short attention span has caused her to leave her favorite toy close to the chicken coop.

Peaches, who is rumored to eat anything, (although she claims it’s a rare, gizzard condition) has determined this toy is worthy of major attention.


In the meantime, Annie returns to see the chickens perilously close to her prized possession.

Nonchalantly, she moves towards the toy, her unyielding eyes never losing sight of Peaches.

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She waits.

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Her unyielding eyes getting heavier

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and heavier.

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Until she finally forgets why she came over here in the first place.

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Next week…

Peaches finds the Duck Dynasty Beard App….stay tuned!


About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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24 Responses to Dogs and Chickens

  1. It all looks so entertaining…I to would feel that I would have to watch over them while they feasted on bugs.


  2. Those are some healthy looking chickens and grocery store chickens are getting expensive!


  3. LOL Brenda! Very cute!!


  4. Too funny, Brenda! We talk about adding chickens or runner ducks to the menagerie around here all the time (but not til the kids are bigger!), and I can’t wait to sit around and watch them like that…
    Not sure Sweet Cleo would be as calm as your Annie – she chases the wild turkeys when they wander through the yard… 🙂


    • I never dreamed in a million years that I would add watching chickens as one of my favorite activities. My granddaughter loves it too. but she usually ends up following them around trying to get them to eat something she’s picked. And Annie has gotten better over the past couple of weeks, but she still looks at me like I’m going to tell her one day that she can have one.


  5. Tammy says:

    Loved this! Brenda you are too funny! Looking forward to the next post.


  6. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Much more entertaining than a lot of stuff on TV these days! This puts the reality into reality TV! Love this post! Can’t wait to see if Peaches gets the toy. What will Annie do?


  7. Funny! I guess a sleeping dog is enough to keep away an inquisitive chicken.


  8. bittster says:

    hah hah, love it! An evening in the lawn chair with the solo cup….. chickens suddenly sound like a whole lot more fun than I ever imagined.


  9. shayewalsh says:

    Hey, I can’t seem to find an email address. Can you email me back to ask you a question?


  10. ChgoJohn says:

    This is better than cable any day. 🙂


  11. Mags Corner says:

    Sounds like great TV to me. Chicken TV sounds much more entertaining than most of what is on TV now days. Loved the pictures and this post.


  12. So funny…I can just see that red solo cup 🙂


  13. Bec says:

    I too let my chickens out in the afternoon/evening for pest control duty. I have 3 cats that like to observe from the top of the shed or other safe places while the ladies roam. The chickens are a recent addition to our yard and the cats still look at me as if to say “Why did you do this?”


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