This is Dawn. Dawn is one of the chooks that lives with Sid in our yard.
Every year Dawnie gets clucky and sits on eggs for weeks. But nothing hatches.
The other hens who are obviously smarter than Dawnie tell her every year that she needs a rooster , a husband to help her make babies.
And every year Dawnie goes on the same mission.
Every different bird she sees she yells out
"Hey do you want to get married and have chicks."
And every time me and the chooks have to set her straight.
"Dawnie thats a magpie not a rooster"
"Dawnie that's a noisy minah, not a rooster."
"Dawnie that's a kookaburrah, not a rooster."
"Dawnie that's a butcher bird , not a rooster."
And every time she asks , "Are you sure?" and they all yell
and she believes them until see she sees another bird.
"Dawnie that's a bush turkey, not a rooster."
And the final straw.
Dawnie thought this one would make a good father as he was the silent solid type.
I couldn't believe it when I saw it. A bunny and a chook.
And then I thought about it. Well if it makes them happy stranger relationships have worked.
And besides maybe this will stop her
going down to the laggon and making a complete hussy of herself.
Hussy's only give the impression that they are ready for anything and that ruins ones reputation.