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Lesson 1403 – More Chicken Shame

Years ago, I took a photo of our house chicken, Charlie, when for the second time she pecked the “H” key (‘ell no!) off of my husband’s laptop key board. Part of the blame for that one goes to Marc. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice… I have seen a recent rise in chicken shaming on the internet and I’ve even seen Charlie’s “H” photo used in various places. (For the record here is the official Chicken Shame Facebook page.) Apparently chicken shaming is a thing.

Anyway, we were having dinner outside on the patio, like we always do in the summer and two of our chickens decided to make new entries into the chicken hall of shame.

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(Don’t you just hate when this happens?)

And of course, Charlie, never to be one bested, decided that she was going to get in on the fun.

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Honestly, chickens these days, you can’t turn your back on them for a minute.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Lesson 774 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

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Graffiti from my daughter’s overnight camp.

It’s the eve of a long weekend. All the chicks have returned to the nest from college and it’s the official start of summer. Rain is in the forecast but that’s never stopped us from celebrating the beginning of the “lemonade and outdoor swimming” season. And have I told you that there is a Budweiser facility (complete with a full Clydesdale hitch) located in our town?

Doesn’t get much better than that.

Next week is going to be exciting. I’ll have a book review on Forrest Prichard’s “Gaining Ground.” Forrest a young farmer who is determined to change how farms work. He’s written a terrific and funny book on his experiences in saving the family farm. I contacted him and he’s graciously answered a few questions for an interview and he’s even sent a picture of him posing with a chicken.

Now that’s my kind of farmer.

There will be a few more Chicken Shaming photos and I’ve gotten some good feather sexing photos.  Next week, based on a compilation of young chick neck feather photos, you’ll see whether the sexing by an index card method really works.

Also, I have a big, BIG surprise that will be arriving this weekend. Not going to count the proverbial chicks before they hatch (hint, hint) but let’s just say that I think the readers of this blog are going to be very, very happy to see what this surprise is.

I know I will be.

Happy Memorial Day and a big, sincere “thank you” to all who have served for our country.

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As always, peaceful weekend everyone, health and happiness (and safety) to your flock.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

Also, join me on Facebook to find out more about the flock (children and chickens) and see some pretty funny chicken jokes, photos of tiny houses, and even  a recipe or two. 

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