Something’s gone afowl, er … afoul at the Gardens. #Wordless Wednesday #Chickens fly the coop!

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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28 Responses to Something’s gone afowl, er … afoul at the Gardens. #Wordless Wednesday #Chickens fly the coop!

  1. peggy says:

    Nice looking chickens. They are such busy little creatures.

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    Chickens make for good models. Those feathers are pretty, just meant for photos.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      First time to see them running around in the gardens and wooded area Ally. In fact, I think I’ve only seen chickens once before in my life. I was hoping to see wild turkeys like last year, but no such luck on any of my rural jaunts.

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  3. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………….the chickens are looking for a new nest to lay her eggs and they are happy they’re not turkeys!!!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      You’re right about that Ann Marie. Those chickens were pretty large, almost as large as a turkey I think? Maybe all chickens are large like that? I’ve only seen chickens once before. I wonder what other escapees I will see from the Petting Farm?

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  4. a friend dropped off some fresh local eggs for me last night! I’d love to have 1/2 dozen egg layers for fresh eggs all the time!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Someone is going to be enjoying a nice omelet. 🙂 I’ve never had fresh local eggs before. Yes, fresh eggs for eating, cooking/baking with would be nice and I follow a blogger in the U.K. who keeps chickens as pets in her backyard and she mentions the fresh eggs she gets from her chickens.

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      • rajkkhoja says:

        So beautiful & colour full chickens. These are all karge chickens 🐔! Chicken 🥚 is veg. Maney diss made of eggs. Here is maney poltry farm. Chickens as pets in my backyard and she mentioned the fresh eggs she gets from chicken.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Hi rajkkhoja – I actually have several bloggers who raise chickens and it is getting more and more common I think. One has a small farm and the other two just have the chickens in a yard (one in the UK) and the other in a rural area.

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      • rajkkhoja says:

        Thank you so much.

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  5. Laurie says:

    Chickens escaped! They are escape artists. My oldest son raises chickens and when we visit, they often have to chase down and recapture one of their Houdini-like hens. The hens in your photos obliged you with their fall feather colors. Perfect for the autumnal theme of your last post.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Laurie, I didn’t know that chickens were in the habit of doing that – no wonder “chickens flew the coop” is a popular expression. I was so astounded to see chickens running around the Gardens on the heels of the Guinea Fowl, I did a second take. A few other people were walking around so I polled them asking “have you seen chickens over here?” “Nope” was the answer. They were pretty and did some nice posing.

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  6. Pam Lazos says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Friend!

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  7. You did it again with the title! Witty title.

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  8. Colorful collection of chicken escapees!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, they were Barbara and once again I was amazed to see critters from the Petting Farm in the Gardens. It has to be the loud music … that yodeling on the speakers, sent them scurrying over here. Next it will be the baby goats. I can see the inhabitants of the Farm from the Gardens – they are separated by fences, but you can see them in the common pasture area (goats, sheep, alpacas, a cow and ducks) … never Guinea Fowl or chickens though!

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  9. These photos remind me of when I used to feed the chickens and hens down on the farm we used to live near when I was a child, Linda. My mother would give me any stale bread we had left and off I’d go to feed the chickens.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Hugh, I have to admit I’ve only seen chickens once, maybe twice, in my life and I was walking through the Botanical Gardens and next thing I knew I saw one, then two, then four altogether. I am glad I brought back some nice memories from your childhood. My great grandparents had a small farm and my mom would tell me how they would go to visit them and would get to feed the chickens and pigs – it was fun for them to do as they were city kids.

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  10. This makes me miss my fresh eggs when we had chickens.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I didn’t know you had chickens too – how did you ever keep up with all the tasks on your plate and in those days working too? These chickens were so big Diane … they came running out of nowhere. What will be next – a goat, alpaca or a cow?

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  11. Joni says:

    They look well fed! I guess they might be called “free range” chickens if they escaped the coop!? They have beautiful colors and feathers. Its’ been a long time since I’ve seen a chicken so I don’t really remember, but they do look on the large size.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I thought they were pretty plump too Joni. All of a sudden they appeared in the garden area and woodland area at the Botanical Gardens. Oh, I never thought of them being “free range” chickens, but truthfully I’ve never seen them outside of the fence that goes around the Petting Farm. But the fence is only horizontal slats, so pretty easy for them to walk under the bottom slats.

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