Moving the Hen Hut

by Jessie K on December 22, 2012

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe’ve had the Hen Hut over the vegetable garden since October — chicken poop is great fertilizer — but a hawk recently spotted their grazing grounds and has been hunting the ladies daily. We’ve lost three hens so far.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe bird Winnebago won’t budge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s stuck in the mud.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is what happens when you leave the Hen Hut any one place too long.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATime to break out the big guns.  (Commence dramatic black and white photo sequence now.)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe mud is no match for Jake’s Bobcat. He expertly lines up the hitch to the knob thingie.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI lower the Hen Hut onto the hitch. With glee and gusto.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Bobcat pulls the Hen Hut out of the mud…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA…and carries it away.  Hey! Where are you going?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s like the tornado blowing Dorothy’s house away…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA…and lands in a strange new world.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe hens emerge into a brilliant new technicolor world…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA….where fresh tasty clover awaits. It was planted by Jake last spring so the broiler chickens and the laying hens’ eggs are extra tasty.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe hens are happy in their clover-laden new home. But we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for signs of the hawk.

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