Friday, February 19, 2010

MY NIGHT TIME MISSION

Tools- one headlamp... One flash light..
One crazed chicken mama... My midnight mission-mite search. Nesting boxes examined...

All clear... Ten pink derrieres checked...all clear
As far as I can tell no night time mite feeding going on in here. Sorry from the intrusion ladies, your behavior has earned extra blueberries in your morning oatmeal. Sleep tight girls, don't let the bed bugs bite!
Love, one happy chicken mama....



18 comments:

missthesea said...

Poor girls! Glad they don't have mites though!

Kim said...

LOL - OMG all I can think is poor Gladys....will the indignities ever end? Hehehe Glad to hear they seem fine.
Kim

A New England Life said...

Is it warm in there? Do the mite only come out at night? Like the freaks?

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

While at work today, a friend of mine said she would give me some of her hens. I can't tell you how excited I was to hear this.
But do I have to check butts on them?

miss Potter said...

Missine hen? very beautiful, when I love your blog!?!
*fantastic*

Sandy

Eve said...

So very funny you crazy chicken mama!!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Julie, I *love* you - you are SO my kindred spirit! Do you KNOW how many stealth, nighttime, head-lamp missions I've performed around here?! And not just to the chicken coop, my friend, so just WAIT until your sweet farm adds new members! LOL
I'm so glad your girls and coop are MITE-FREE...
Carry on with your molting, then, girls!
With my headlamp hanging by the door, your chicken pal,
-danni :-)

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henbogle said...

So glad it isn't mites! I've been dusting the coop occasionally with diatomaceous earth, and putting some in their feed too to prevent mites and worms. You might try that just as a preventative. They do look happy, and that is what counts -- if they were miserable it would be evident.

Good luck
Ali

Rural Rambler said...

And a "happy chicken mama" at Dog Trot makes us all happy Julie! Glad the girls don't have mights. Now YOU can sleep tight tonight!!

Anonymous said...

The girls all seem very happy even though they all had their feathers ruffled. Glad they are bug free.

Rural Rambler said...

Glad they don't have MITES not MIGHTS!! I really can spell, just can't get get it from my brain to the key board right. Too much driving yesterday :)

My word verification-extra. Extra what I wonder?

Flat Creek Farm said...

Glad those pretty girls are A-OK! You're such a great chicken mama :) -Tammy

Genny said...

I wouldn't even know what a mite looked like. Did you think mites were causing the bald bottoms? I had no idea you'd have to do body searches to keep your chickens healthy. Love the headlamp though. I seriously thought of getting one when I use to dremel my dogs nails so I would be able to see the quick better. Old eyes need better light.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

look at your girls....love them..

and i loved the blue coverlet your headlamp was on....

the shakers and their rosemary biscuits...aaahhhhh...i would LOVE that...

my mom was a Shaker collector...when i was a kid at home..... our home was filled with Shaker furniture, baskets, boxes etc.

i love anything Shaker

love to the girls
i am still hoping for some

kary
xxx

Jenny said...

You're a MITEy dedicatated Chooky mama Julie! (-: Glad the girls are in fine fettle.

Susan at Charm of the Carolines said...

I want to be one happy chicken momma! Waiting for warmer weather to start my flock of 2 hens. I live in the city, so 2 is my limit.

Susan

cindy said...

We are going to raise chickens this spring. Didn't you had to "mite check". Do you do that every night:?

What breed or breeds do you have:?