The Blind Chicken in San Diego

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The kids left to spend Christmas with their other parents so we’re packing the Blind Chicken up into the car  to take her to her new home in San Diego.

Molly:  My mother-in-law, Cat,  so graciously offered to take the Blind Chicken after visiting us this fall.  When Cat saw that the Blind Chicken was not doing well with all the other chickens in the coop she took pity and offered to take her in.  After years of being top chicken her status had dropped so low her grandbabies  were pecking on her. 

Mike:  We separated her into her own area for her safety but after a lifetime of being with other chickens it seemed a miserable existence.  My dad and step-mom have a very laid back older chicken named Daisy.  It seemed like a good fit.

Getting on the road

When we woke up and saw a fast moving storm coming up and across NM we decided to get out sooner than later.  Eight hours later we found ourselves in Phoenix, AZ.  A little potty break for the chicken and coffee with Lindy from Minting Nickles and we were back in the car.

Hello Phoenix!

 We drove late into the night and made it to our destination!

Who brings their chicken to the beach?

Mike:  We do…She needed to get a feel for her new California lifestyle.

Who puts pearls on their chicken?

Molly:  We do?  Hee, hee!  The worst part is we ‘borrowed’ them from my three year old niece!  I’m pretty sure Cat was the instigator!

Mike:  Sounds like Cat.

The Blind Chicken at the beach

We didn’t stop there…

Regal, huh?

We dressed her in a cape…

We were at a tiny beach with just a few people on it so of course we met a couple with their kid who were from Santa Fe!  There was also a woman at the beach with her 2 year old and a dog.  The dog had been raised around chickens.  She was sweet and curious about this fancy chicken strutting around in her finery.  At one point she got a good sniff of our chicken and got a nice peck on her nose.

The dog and the hen

 Two seconds later the dog was running away- FAST!

This kid couldn't get enough of the Blind Chicken

Enough beach time Blind Chicken.  It’s time to go and check out your swanky new digs (tune in next week)!

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8 Comments

  1. Posted January 5, 2012 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    great sideline

  2. Kidoine
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    What a lovely story!

  3. Craig
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    The blind chicken now named BC is getting along fine with Daisy. They have become coop-mates. BC spends her day basking in the San Diego Sun, eating, drinking and discussing current events with Daisy. 

    Craig (Mike’s Dad)

    • Posted January 6, 2012 at 6:29 am | Permalink

      I’m so excited Daisy is finally accepting BC.  I’m adding in the picture you emailed us with the caption.

  4. Posted January 5, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Hahahaha. All I can say is this is priceless. I’m so glad the blind chicken is happy in her new home! Maybe she’ll take up surfing?

  5. Posted January 6, 2012 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    Hah!  What a way to start the day, with a picture of a chicken in pearls and lace…  welcome back, and happy New Year!

  6. Posted January 6, 2012 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Hilarious! And how elegant the chicken is in her pearls and cape on the beach. One cosmopolitan bird! Hope you two had a good time too!

  7. Posted January 6, 2012 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Molly, I should have figured you would be the gal to dress up one of your hens –  LOL…  I can envision the roosters in bow ties now.  Glad BC had a great vacation prior to her move.

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