Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mama's Had Enough


Remember the banty hen and her one chick? She is trying very hard to cast off the mother/child relationship. That large  white bird at the rear is the chick. The banty is the little one on the right, looking harried,


Trying to make an escape while baby is eating . . .


"Wait for Baby!"

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 "Hey, Ma, whatcha doing? Where ya goin'? Can I come too?"


Baby gets distracted and joins the other chickens. That's Baby's dad on the right -- you can see the resemblance. 

Meanwhile the little mama tiptoes away . . .


7 comments:

Ms. A said...

My kids outgrew me, too... but not quite THAT quick!

Barbara Rogers said...

Ah family relationships! They are so silly and amazing aren't they?

NCmountainwoman said...

Hard to imagine the little banty is mother to such a large bird. Wonder what size the egg was? Surely a bit larger than usual.

Jim Egerton said...

There's a country song in this somewhere. "Little mama run her big girl off and cried in the night missing her so." Oh well it's a start.

Vicki Lane said...

Chickens being what they are, it's totally possible that another (normal-sized) hen laid an egg in the banty's nest and it was the one that hatched.

Good start, Jim -- be sure to put in the part about the train.

Cathy Keller said...

Amazing. Mother nature certainly has a way of making her children grow up. Wonderful post! Have a grand day!

Frances said...

Vicki, this post and the prior comments are very amusing. I think that Jim definitely is on to something!

xo