Tonight, while Morgan was at Girl Scouts and Rich was grabbing groceries after work, Blake and I went out to do chores. We pretty much finished everything up and were just feeding the cats, then had to grab the eggs. Well, only two of the three cats showed up to eat, which is unusual...especially for the cat that was missing, but I didn't think too much of it. Then I went to grab the eggs from the nest in the straw and there was a hen! It was late enough that most of the chickens were roosting and definitely NOT laying....so the hen must be nesting....meaning she is pretty much going to stay in the same spot for the next 21 days. (She'll get up now and then to get something to eat or drink.)
Just after noticing the hen, I saw a small head behind the hen, desperately wanting out to eat! He was tucked back in a hole in the straw and the only way out was to go by the hen. The problem is the hen doesn't want him anywhere near her and PECKS his head if he tries to get out! I could not help but laugh at the dilemma this cat is in!
For now the cat is stuck, but I'm guessing the hen will fall asleep and he'll be able to sneak out...if not he's stuck until the hen decides to get up...or until Rich rescues him....firefighters rescue cats all the time, right? ;-)
This picture is going to make me laugh for a long, long time! Never a dull moment when you have animals! :-)