Sunday, April 18, 2010

This week's Hen Superstar...

Chicky is the Hen of the Week for my egg carton cards. Before you start making jokes about her name, I should remind you that it was given to her by a smart, funny, adorable five-year-old girl named Hannah.

Chicky is the runt, waaaaaaay down at the bottom of the pecking order, but she has PLENTY of attitude. She also lost out on a worm this morning when Henrietta stole it from her beak. Actually, she only lost half the worm. Those suckers stretch only so far, then SNAP! and voilà: two worms instead of one!


  1. Your hens remind me of the poet Emily Dickinson's Bird:

    A bird came down the walk:
    He did not know I saw;
    He bit an angleworm in halves
    And ate the fellow raw.

    And then he drank a dew
    From a convenient grass,
    And then hopped sidewise to the wall
    To let a beetle pass.

    All the best to the week's Hen Superstar.

  2. Love Chicky's attitude!
    Maybe she knows something the other's don't... that no matter what, you will never make stew out of her...or that is why she is so cocky!

  3. Ah she is a diva Knatolee!

  4. She certainly knows how to strike a pose! :)

  5. Claudia, an excellent poem! My chickens can totally relate.

    Elisabeth, I believe you are correct.

    Jams, she is such a diva. Amazing, given what a runt she is.

    Lisa, I should have called her "Madonna"!


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