I couldn’t resist playing a bit with this image, that otherwise would be of no interest, but think I really like it as a digital oil painting. Also wanted to do this one in memory of.
This is Little Red & Morph, last week we had visitors in the night, and I lost 5 of my chickens! Iritating, but the wild animals do what wild animals do, search for food during the night! So one can’t blame them. It does make me a bit sad!
Morph is Deckers little buddy, and Decker was sad all day, too!
You can read Decker’s, and Morph’s story here
A little more history on this brood. My chickens will always be wild, and free. This is just 2 of close to 21 generations of the same brood! Yes, they do have a chicken house, but they would rather roost in the trees, as most all birds do.
First starting out I penned my chickens up at night, but soon found out that in the wilderness this made them sitting ducks for the wildlife so to speak.
My chickens are as free range as free range can be, and they live a natural life, as a chicken is supposed to live, and unknown to most they are very intelligent creatures!
From time to time as with all animals, the sick, the weak, the oldest, and some just not willing to learn from their ancesters will fall prey to the nature of things.
I truly enjoy watching, and learning from my wild chickens! They are amazing creatures! The US has had such a scare with a salmonella outbreak in its egg industry.
Thats on thing I will never have to worry about! For todays time, one can’t get a fresher, or more natural egg! Gather it from the nest, and enjoy it for breakfast :))x

Proust once said, The real voyage of discovery

Consist not of seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

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  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful, love it!

  • Thank you so much dear Barbara :)) Hope all is well in Arizona! Hugs Carolyn

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic work on this, Carolyn! Sorry you lost your chickens to a predator.

  • It happens from time to time living in the wild of the forest :)) The good news is, I have 5 new this year to the flock :)) Of course they all get names :)) each have their own charaters, and chickens are very smart :))xx

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    2 good

  • Thank you dear Bobby!! :))

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  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 4 years ago

    so gorgeous..well done to get a photo..beautiful birds!

  • Thanks Catherine :)) Chickens are a hoot!

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Delightful!!!

  • Thank you Elizabeth :))x Carolyn

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  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful. Great job. I really like it!

  • Thank you dearest Betsy!! *CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved challenge win!!! Hugs Carolyn

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  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 4 years ago

    Great job, Carolyn~Lynn

  • Thanks so much my dearest friend!!!!!!!!!!

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  • NinaF
    NinaFabout 4 years ago

    Sorry about your loss .. when we had a farm in Minnesota I lost a treasured hen to a fox .. sad but months later I saw a a fox with her pups on our land .. such is the nature of life as you said.

  • Nina, thank you :)) I am thinking it was a fox with babies as well, its sad to loose them, but I know whatever it was, was really hungry, and desperate to get so close to human habitat. Hugs Casrolyn

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work, dear Carolyn!

  • Thank you Bela!! :))

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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 4 years ago

    fabulous work!! :)

  • Thank you kindly dear Lisa!! :) Carolyn

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