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Sunday, April 29, 2012

PANIC in the Barnyard!!!!

The Guinea Hens were honking, the chickens & roosters were in a tizzy!



Billy, our Peacock was sounding off in distress!
what was going on around here???



I went out to inspect...and here's what I found...
can you spot them?
hiding behind Gertrude, my oldest hen?

two little mourning doves,,,
this is thee SECOND time they have gotten into the coop...

Henry, our almost 13 year old Indian Runner Duck, and Gertrude were completely frazzled
witht them in the coop!!!


Henry, bless-his-heart, is now blind and relies on me to dig his worms for him (oh, yay.)
but he must have known SOMETHING was amiss in the coop, so he swam up for closer inspection!!


the dove-couple were calm, amidst the clamor of everyone else
...clucking, crowing, honking, braying, quacking and honking...
they are Soooo sweet!!

they must be looking for a place to make a new covey (dove nest)
and think the chicken coop where I keep the older hens is a safe place to rasie their babies?

Here I am holding the female...she was so gentle and calm...her eyes were as big as blueberries!
and she was looking at me like,
"hello...I've seen you before...you seem like a gentle human
and must love birds to have so many here!"


she actually stared to 'coo' while I held her
...I hardly had a grasp on her at all.
As long as I can remember, birds have always 'found' their way to me...
and my dear hubby can attest to that fact...
(thanks for your patience with me peterjohn!)

I let them both out of the coop (for the second time in two days)
...and told them they were welcome anytime...

what a busy afternoon for our feathered friends here on the farm!!


 but then again...


of course, there were those that really didn't mind if we had visitors or not :)

These two are happy to see anyone,
especially if you have a treat in your pocket!
Blessings from the Farm!
Lori

13 comments:

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

How sweet, I loved you holding the Dove and getting to see your animals.

Ronnie said...

I love Dove's and hearing them coo is so peaceful. Lucky you to have been so close to them.

susiedele said...

I love your barnyard stories. Unbelievable that little dove let you hold her. Gonna start calling you Cinderella! You're a great farm mom.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

We have a few pair that stay around our house. I took a picture of one on the feeder this weekend. One one the ground didn't seem to mind me walking near her. I love to hear them cooing. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings~Karen

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

That photo in your header of the 2 women is FANTASTIC- I LOVE it! :)

marijke's crea said...

What a nice story!
groetjes Marijke (NL)

Lee said...

Can you hear bob whites and whipper wills in the evening on your porch? Love those sounds.

From Sherry's Heart said...

OK those pictures are all very cute,BUT did you wash your hands GOOD after holding the Dove????? DID YOU????
The Queen

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

yes, Queen, I did...
and yes Lee, I can!

~Lori

Jane said...

What a wonderful gift to attract birds! And we love to attract Buddy & Lazy with treats!

Natalia said...

I just love your love for animals, Lori. It warms my heart to see how much you care. I love Henry !!

Julie said...

What a cute story. I have a pair mourning doves in the trees in my small yard every year. I don't know whether or not it's always the same couple...i accidentally came eye to eye with a nesting mom in a nest at shoulder level...i was more startled than she was!
Maybe you should let them stay...would the other birds ever get used to them?

Julie said...

What a cute story. I have a pair mourning doves in the trees in my small yard every year. I don't know whether or not it's always the same couple...i accidentally came eye to eye with a nesting mom in a nest at shoulder level...i was more startled than she was!
Maybe you should let them stay...would the other birds ever get used to them?