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Finally, a qualification…!


No, no…that’s not my rooster. It’s the header photo from a course I’m taking.

That’s right, y’all — I’m taking a course in Advanced Chickenology from the la-de-da University of Edinburgh. They came mucho recommendo from one of the chicken forums I follow. At last, the prestigious credentials I’ve always craved!

Actually, it’s worth following the link. There are a number of online courses on offer for not a lot of money, and I gather you can audit a lot of them for free if you don’t care about grades or a certificate.

But I gotta run. I brought a bunch of work home and I’m all behind schedule AND IT’S BATH NIGHT!


Comment from Nina
Time: April 27, 2016, 10:57 pm

A bath sounds good. I think I will take one as soon as my IKEA fluffy white bathrobe is out of the wash.

A steal for twenty bucks.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 28, 2016, 1:42 am

oooo! Advanced Chickenology! Here is something you can share with Professor Sandilands. Her little photo suggests she wasn’t around in 1946. Enjoy your soak!

(To be honest, I wasn’t around in 1946 either. I arrived three years later.)

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 28, 2016, 12:10 pm

Very cool. I look forward to future posting about your course work.

Have you combined the flocks yet?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 28, 2016, 12:55 pm

No, we’ve had a weird cold snap here, so I haven’t even let the babies sleep outside yet. By day, they have an enclosed run on the grass (with a pet carrier to retreat to in case of menace) and by night, I’m still bringing them in to sleep in a cardboard box. They’re way too big for it, but not big enough for 34 degree nights.

Comment from Janna
Time: April 28, 2016, 1:47 pm

Well, poo. They don’t call it Advanced Chickenology.

What will you be a “Doctor Of” when you get your certificate? Shame it’s not Dr. of Advanced Chickenology. That would be a hoot.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: April 28, 2016, 5:59 pm

I don’t know much about chicken behavior, but that rooster in the picture looks like he is about to put the spurs to the photographer.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 28, 2016, 9:02 pm

Chickens have the WORST resting bitchfaces in the animal kingdom (though weasels have it pretty bad).

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