friends with chickens: a picture story

October 20, 2012

one of the best parts of having chickens is the entertainment. kids especially love to come over and try to hold them, like they’re puppies. until the wings start flapping…because chickens generally don’t dig being snuggled…


our friends C and K were over yesterday, with they’re mom, Honda. (That’s not her real name, but it might rhyme with that.)

Anyway, I told K, Honda’s youngest daughter, that the black chicken has only been held once since it was tiny because she’s so fast and she really quite hates being held. K chased that black chicken for I don’t know how long, through dog poop and under trees and around all the things. Until she caught her!

and then she and Honda were both very proud.

and C dared to touch the black hen…with one finger…


and all was well with the backyard chicken world…


for a moment…



because inevitably, friends, the chicken will flap.

(except for if you’re Miles and you go by the name of chicken whisperer and you’re dealing with a docile brown chicken. Then you can hold a hen for a very long time, even with your gentle ankles.)


Lynda M O October 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

He’s a sweet kid, that Miles. I hope so many more young men turn out like he is. Be proud of yourself, Heather, you’re doing a great job with those three Little Ones.

Diane Turner October 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I love this sequence. Great facial expressions and spot-on photos.
Thanks for sharing.

Elaine October 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Too funny!!!

tracy@sellabitmum October 21, 2012 at 10:16 pm

You will happy to know that I have no interest in fondling your chickens. xo
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Karla Porter Archer October 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm

**snort** so love the facial expressions!! :)
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Gianna October 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

This is a great story!
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