Saturday, May 10, 2008


Originally uploaded by rikkis_refuge
Most free ranging about the refuge. Ducks, geese, chickens, peacocks all roam happily about, following folks around for dropped crumbs. We have so many birds because of silly choices people make in pets. It seems to come as a real surprise that ducks will learn to fly and poop all over your house. That chickens, yes both hens and roosters, will crow and squawk and call at all hours of the day and night. They don't go to work on the same schedule you do, so if there's something cool to crow about at midnight, 2 am 4 am they do. And most of your "civilized" neighbors in subdivisions will complain just as loud as the birds. A lot of people are even shocked to learn that their home owner associations don't allow farm animals - including birds.

Photo by Kerri Williams, Magpi Studios 540-760-2388

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