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The one on the left, not so much

The Telegraph says chickens are capable of empathy. Huh. They don’t know Mapp.

I got nothing today, so I might as well give you a chicken update. The picture is the girls from last year, but we are hoping to pick up a couple more pullets this month. Gots to get on the phone to my chicken pusher.

We haven’t decided whether to stick with an E.F. Benson theme, or to call the new birds Betty and Wilma or Peanut Butter and Jelly or Sturm and Drang or something. I suppose it’s best to go birds first, then names.

Mixing in new chickens is going to be fun. It’ll be like the Crips and the Bloods out there until pecking order is established.

Oddly enough, Mapp is easily the most aggressive, adventurous and downright manic hen, but gentle Lucia is Boss Chicken. Cluck softly and carry a big beak is her motto.

Got the first egg of the season last week, and three more since. Still pretty sure it’s just Lucia laying, though.

The day something large and hard comes out of Mapp’s bottom, there’s going to be a BE-GACK heard ’round the world.

March 9, 2011 — 11:27 pm
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