Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday: Looking at Mother Hen




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My nephews from Australia visited Sarawak and saw a mother hen sitting on her eggs. I don't think the hen was very happy with these kids.

When I was young, mum kept chickens like this, free range you call these days. The hen sat on the eggs for one month. Mum would not let us visit the hen. She said the hen would reject her eggs. So we obediently listened to her and waited patiently for the little cute fluffy chicks to hatch.

12 comments:

Pete said...

Some mother hen quite aggresive when they are incubating the eggs...LOL

PS : Haven' tried cooking beef tendon. My wife doesn't take beef.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hens are very protective...I suppose their adrenalin could be circulating at high speed!

I get flustered when people (big or small) came to intimidate my Half Foochow children....

Eden said...

I agree hens are very protective. We used to have hens back in the Philippines and my father won't allow us to get closer to the nest.

Thank you for stopping by.

Ah Ngao said...

i like little chicks,they're so cute.like to play with them actually - when i was a young kid

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I also remember my grandma telling me not to touch the newly laid eggs, otherwise the fingers will shiver when holding a pen to write. Also, mother hens are extremely fierce and protective of their brood.

wenn said...

little chicks r definitely cuteee..

Connie said...

Ah, you do the fun photos of the week. I think that is a fun way to get new ideas.

Thanks for your visit. Yes, those pictures of a young raccoon. He was about 30 feet high in a tree.

eileeninmd said...

Great shot of your nephews and the mother hen. I hope her eggs are Ok after the kids left.

Diane AZ said...

Really cute picture! Your nephews look very interested. :)

JO said...

Interesting....

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Serline said...

The last time we got as close was when my hubby took the kids to a commercial chicken farm in Singapore. Suffice to say there were some nose wrinkling, vomiting, and "Never again!" Oh well, kids these days...

Jama said...

My family never rear any chicken, but some of my neighbour did. I really can't stand the smell of their dropping!