For those of you who think I might be overreacting just a bit to the emails I have been receiving lately . . here’s one I just got. My first thought was that it aggravated me a bit. My second thought is that I feel sorry for this poor woman.
It’s obvious that you know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING when it comes to chickens!!!!
A hen will lay one egg per day – even if it lives in a nice lime green house with purple trim.
There is a rooster – the male of the species. He likes to be on a high fence, crowing – announcing daybreak. The neighbours would enjoy this.
What goes in a chicken comes out the other end – kind of juicy. If you don’t want this all over your back yard, a fence will have to be created to enclose the ‘cute things’.
Flies just love chicken poop – be prepared for an invasion of flies.
A hen just doesn’t come to your back door and deposit her egg each day. She has to have a nest in the chicken coop – check Google for chicken coop. Straw is used to cushion the egg being dropped from the hind end of the chicken. (Cracked eggs harbor salmonella.) Sometimes the hen will poop on her deposit – so the straw makes it easier to clean.
At night, chickens like to sleep on roosts – check Google for that.
While they are in their coop, they will poop – dirty creatures! Since it is juicy, you’ll have to put straw on the floor of the coop. Eventually, it will get kind of ‘high’ with smell, so you’ll have to clean the coop. This means making a trip to the store for a pitch fork – check Google for that. You will have to load the straw and poop in the back of the husband’s truck and haul it somewhere – most landfills won’t accept agricultural wastes.
After this, the box of the truck will have to be washed – it will smell.
Oh yes, the chicken coop will have to be large enough so that you can get in there to gather eggs and to shovel poop.
Finally – most towns have a bylaw – check Google for that – where livestock – pigs, cows, elephants and chickens – are not allowed in town limits.
Stick to quilting – something you know about!!!
I guess I should be happy that she at least gives me credit for knowing something about quilting because otherwise, she doesn’t appear to think I have the sense to come in out of the rain!
Anyone else . . got something you want to say . . give me your best shot! I’m ready for you! 🙂 Whew . . good thing tonight is Friday night because I think Helen has driven me to drinking!