Miss Cluck Cluck, our porch chickenDo you have your own porch chicken? I highly recommend having one. They strut their stuff in their fancy bloomers, clucking so gently to add to your porch sitting experience. They will scratch up your flower beds, keep grasshoppers at bay (thus saving your rose bushes) and eat any stray rabbit feed, if you happen to have rabbits on the porch like I do. The only problem is that they also leave deposits on your lovely porch, which require lots of daily clean up.
I didn’t set out to get a chicken for my porch. I mean who would do that, unless it was a resin chicken from Hobby Lobby. But Grandad has this chicken, (we refer to her as Bloomer Girl) who is timid and afraid of his rooster. One day, she ran to our house to escape the rooster and she found her oasis, which we refer to as the porch. So now, regardless of where the other chickens are, she has chosen me and lives on my porch. We realized a few weeks ago that she isn’t even going to roost in the hen house at night. We caught her going under our trailer at dusk. So now we know she isn’t only a porch chicken by day, but by night as well. I would shoo her away and try to force her back into her flock (well, actually I did try, but it didn’t work), but she is just too cute. I’m telling you, that fluffy yellow bloomer bottom is just too much! So since, I can’t seem to get rid of her anyway, I’ll just keep her and try to look on the positive side of things. Like the fact that organic grasshopper control couldn’t be any cuter!
So if you don’t mind the daily porch clean up, I highly recommend a porch chicken. :-b