Chicken Littles

My favorite time when spring approaches is the sale of the little chicks at the local farm supply. Cute little balls of feathers waddling their way around the metal tubs as they vie for food and the warmth of the heat lamp.

Plymouth rocks, Australorps, Rhode Island Reds, Sussex, Anconas. So many choices. Some will be chosen for temperament. Some for egg color. Others for their ability to lay a bounty of eggs.

Like many young creatures, there is no guarantee whether you will get a hen or a rooster. And for the unfortunate rooster, most chicken raisers, it seems would prefer to keep them out of the flock. A rooster crowing at the break of dawn for most, is a nuisance. Especially if  it is being raised in someone’s backyard rather than on a large farm.

I am not able to raise chickens where I live, but with my longing for open spaces goes a longing for my own chickens. I would be willing to chance having a rooster (my favorite kitchen decoration!) if I could just house a few chickens in my own backyard.





Author: hansonberries

As a teacher of sixth graders, ma special place is my classroom; my home-away-from-home. My first home I share with my husband, our dog Quincy, two cats, and my tortoise friend, Misha. I also have been blessed with a horse named Arjay. We have three adult children and five grandchildren, the joy of our lives. Life is good. I am an equestrian, a writer, a reader, a gardener, and I repurpose furniture.

2 thoughts on “Chicken Littles”

  1. I love the little balls of feathers. So hard to resist. We live on a farm and my daughter attempts to raise chicks every year but we also have lots of vermin. So, they just have a hard time surviving. I love getting the incubator out at school to hatch eggs. The children are always excited and then I give them away to families that raise chickens. Hopefully someday you will be able to raise them.

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