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Day 15: weak

Not sure who’s weak here, the chicken or the worm.

Sidenote: one of the funniest chicken moments ever, the first time I gave a hen a strand of spaghetti. She must’ve thought it was the awesomest worm EVAR. She held her beak in the air and did a victory lap all around the garden, the other chickens running after her grabbing at it.

Later that Summer, she fluttered up and landed with a ripe splat in the middle of my plate of spaghetti, dumping my lunch in the grass. Loved her pasta, did Lucia.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 15, 2018, 9:09 pm

Lucia dela pasta?

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: October 15, 2018, 9:31 pm

Maybe she was trying to tell you that you should have made chicken cacciatore instead of plain spaghetti???

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 15, 2018, 11:30 pm

OMG – Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died today….
Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 16, 2018, 12:43 am

Another nice drawing – the stance of Lucia seems just right, as she levers that earthworm out of the soil.

Fun Fact: American Earthworms are actually as European as Elizabeth Warren – they didn’t exist in North America until John Rolf famously introduced them at Jamestown. Rolfe is also famous for being the husband of Pocohauntas; history doesn’t record how she felt about worms, sadly.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 16, 2018, 1:16 am

I think the chick is going to win!

So what garden tidbits do chickens like best? Worms? Beetles? Grasshoppers? Do you have grasshoppers in the U.K.?

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 16, 2018, 12:31 pm


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 16, 2018, 4:10 pm

Durned beat me to it. I’ve never seen it in my flock, but they are widely reported to eat mice — and YouTube can back that up.

I’ve never seen mine eat slugs or snails, like they’re supposed to.

Ants. They seem to like ants.

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