katiecakes666 Greta: where's my fake egg?
Robert: gone, it makes Harriet broody.
Greta: I do not accept this, give it back!
So many hours of pacing because she doesn't want to lay without the fake egg. They were all way too attached to that egg :/ #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #spangledhamburg
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katiecakes666 There were three in the bed, and the little one said. Haha. Laying wars are my favourite part of Saturday. #chickens #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #layingwar #cranky 3d

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katiecakes666 Oho look who's allowing holding now. #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #spangledhamburg 3d

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katiecakes666 About to start this double trilogy for probably the 8th time over about 16 years. I love it so much. RIP Sara. I'm so sad I'll never read another new story from her, everything she ever wrote was exceptional. 4d

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katiecakes666 It would seem a beard with an idiot hanging off it has cured Harriet's broodiness in record time! She was locked out of the coop for most of the day. She squirmed behind the coop, so Robert fenced off the enclosure so she couldn't reach the coop at all. In retaliation she squeezed through the pool fence! After rescuing her from the pool area he opened up the enclosure and coop, we definitely don't need her anywhere near the pool. She sat in the nesting box for two hours, pooped out an egg, and spent the rest of the afternoon being a normal chicken. So lucky. 4d
  •   chickensrun @katiecakes666 Iris is my 800g bantam we've bricked under the pool fence but she could probably squeeze through the bars if she really tried. I might have to chicken wire along the bottom of it 4d
  •   katiecakes666 @chickensrun Ahh, she looks much bigger than 800g.. Harriet is only about 600g and everyone seems to think she's bigger than Lumi, so it's probably a similar situation lol. Chicken wire along the bottom might not be a bad idea, we'll look into that if she's broody again tomorrow, she definitely got through the bars rather than under. :/ 4d
  •   chickensrun 600g!!! I thought Iris was a midget!! Hehe Iris looks bigger because she's angry, broody and puffed up! 4d
  •   katiecakes666 @chickensrun hehe :D. Harriet hasn't gone near the coop this morning, seems fine, still being quite vocal though. Good luck with running interference today! 4d
  •   chickensrun Iris is locked out and PISSED 4d
  •   katiecakes666 @chickensrun Aww hopefully she calms down soon 4d
  •   katiecakes666 @chickensrun How'd you go with Iris? 3d
  •   chickensrun I had to go out at about 1pm, so I had to unblock the box so they could go to bed. I assume she brooded all arvo should be home all day tomorrow to enforce it! 3d

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katiecakes666 "This is a good puddle. It is far superior to the many sources of clean water provided." #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #speckledsussex 4d
  •   chickensrun Muddy puddle water is like fine chicken wine 4d

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katiecakes666 Somebody has become broody. Interestingly she's been super vocal the last week, growling and clucking all the time. And now it sounds like she has strained her voice from overuse, haha, silly Harriet. #chickens #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #frizzle #broody #lapchicken 5d
  •   katiecakes666 I suspect her being so vocal was a sign of impending broodiness. She's our first broody hen. She'll be locked out of the laying boxes after they've all laid tomorrow. Hopefully she snaps out of it quickly 5d
  •   melissarobinson86 Great photo! 5d
  •   katiecakes666 @melissarobinson86 it is! Robert did very well :D 5d
  •   chickensrun Nooooo, it's an epidemic!! Iris McDuck is still broody too she also started making weird noises about a week before, and makes seriously weird noises now! 5d
  •   katiecakes666 @chickensrun wow, yeah, Harriet isn't making crazy noises like that yet. As weird as it was, it was certainly an adorable noise Iris was making! 5d
  •   chickensrun @katiecakes666 I think she sounded like a dolphin!!! This broody business is so weird-my other ladies are so pissed off about it! 5d

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katiecakes666 Somebody pooped their pantaloons so badly they needed a shave. She has put on half a kilo in the last few months, she's now 2.7kgs of pure greed. #chickens #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #speckledsussex 1w
  •   chickensrun Oh dear, she looks quite embarrassed! 2.7kgs is massive!!! I thought Ruby was a giant fatty at 2kgs. She still has some growing to do though! 1w
  •   katiecakes666 @chickensrun haha, 2kgs isn't too fat :). Lumi is only about 6mths, so I suspect she'll gradually put on even more weight as she gets older. She's so heavy/strong she can be quite difficult at times, I hate to imagine how feisty she'll get when she's over 3 kilos! 1w
  •   lostcyn75 You know what? Chicken butt. 1w
  •   georgia.sperling I have a sussex chicken who weighs 4.3 kg 1w
  •   georgia.sperling She's real fat 1w
  •   katiecakes666 @georgia.sperling oh wow! How old is she? 1w
  •   georgia.sperling @katiecakes666 about 10 months give or take a few weeks 1w
  •   katiecakes666 @georgia.sperling haha! I was expecting you to say a few years old lol 7d

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katiecakes666 We actually need that sign. It's been up for a few weeks and seems to be deterring the filth wizard. And the floor stacker returned two weeks ago too. What is wrong with people? 1w

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katiecakes666 Harriet the cat was having a whinge outside the front door, so we brought her in. She wanted to leave about 1 minute later. Then started whinging outside the front door again. <3. #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #frizzle 2w

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katiecakes666 Treat time! Greta doesn't understand how to stand on my leg without falling off so I have to support her legs! #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens 2w
  •   ojaifancychicks She sits on your lap! That's rare for a hamburg. 2w
  •   katiecakes666 @ojaifancychicks really? She's not keen on touching, but she does love the treats. She'll follow us all across the yard, but does try to avoid contact. I have wondered if her skittishness was due to her breed or poor conditions before we got her :/. 2w
  •   ojaifancychicks Definitely breed! I adopted one too, and I was surprised at how not friendly she was. Did some reading. just how they are, I guess. @katiecakes666 2w

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katiecakes666 Headkase, ahhh the nostalgia. What a great night, my love of murdered and dumped in the willow has not decreased over the years :) . Snailz would have loved it. 2w

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katiecakes666 "Aren't you going to let us in?" No poop monsters I'm not :p. #chickens #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #spangledhamburg #frizzle #speckledsussex 3w

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katiecakes666 Here's a very blurry pile of excited chickens. Every afternoon when I get home from work we have treat time, it's lot of fun :) #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens 3w

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