May 1 2009

Raven


Visiting the Hens

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The hens had an unexpected visitor today, I don’t think Rodney was pleased with the interlopers attention at the coop.

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3 Responses to “Raven”

  1. Z from Chicago says:

    I didn’t know you had hens. Do you keep them indoors in winter, or are they a hearty breed?

    Maybe the crow is just looking for nesting material.

  2. Databrokers says:

    Hi Z, and that’s no Crow, it’s a Raven, a different species and about 4 times the size of a crow. Do you remember the Poem by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Raven” I’ve got two hens and one rooster whom we call Rodney.

  3. Z from Chicago says:

    I couldn’t tell the size of the bird from the picture. We don’t have Ravens here, just Crows, but I once saw the famous Ravens on the grounds of the Tower of London.

    I can imagine that Rodney would be upset. Roosters are very possessive about their hens and it looks as if the Raven was yelling at him. When I was a kid we had a rooster that didn’t even like us near his chickens. He was a mean bird and I always made sure he was outside when I went into the coop to gather the eggs.

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