Geraldine the hand raised peahen frequently sits in the bed of the truck and has to be evicted when it is time to drive over to the other barn. I have always wondered what she would do if I just drove off and left her there on the truck- how long she would stay whether she would just hang out and enjoy the ride.
Well, yesterday I was driving the tractor down the drive, dragging the hay rack with a load of straw on it around to the other barn so my new woofer Romain from Belgium could help me stack it over there. I was toddling along and had got to the end of the drive when I turned around to see how Romain was doing on the trailer and there he was taking photos of Geraldine who was standing on top of the straw as we bounced down the drive, quite happy, just standing there posing for pictures, definitely enjoying herself and watching the world go by.
I stopped and told her to fly back home straight away.
She gave me quite the filthy look and with ill grace she flew off the back of the trailer and commenced to saunter back down the drive with her tail in the air. We were leaving the tractor over the other side and walking home, that would not work with a peahen under my arm. But she refused to listen to my explanations.
The Mama Chook is teaching her chickens to roost. She still has all five too.
I hope you have a lovely day.