Husbandry

He talks to chickens
Sometimes with their own sounds
Otherwise in English
Discussing the state of the hen house
The undesirability of chickens entering the house
And pooping on our elderly carpet

They themselves have their own opinions
Apparently
The availability of fresh greens in their diet
The joy of scratching about on the shingle path
The delightful crunchiness of dried meal worms
When I suggest that the girls take part in family decisions
In order to address the gender imbalance
I am rejected
They have their own forum
Talking with my husband each day
True husbandry

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

For Tony….

5 thoughts on “Husbandry

  1. I love this. We have friends, from whom we buy our “very free range eggs”, who know every one of their ‘ladies’ by name (and a rather handsome fellow) and talk to each of them. We now do the same on our visits. One pretty lady is named after my wife – Petronela.

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