|RHODE ISLAND RED|
|THIS IS A POLISH HEN, POST-MENOPAUSAL|
SHE HAS A GOITER AND HER PLUME IS SO BIG
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE HER FACE!
I am house-sitting for my friends Donald and Alan in the L.A. neighborhood of Glassell Park. They have CHICKENS.
I am constantly running up to the coop to feed, water, give snacks to, chat with, and check the laying box. Twice already I have collected eggs that were still warm.
|THE CHCKENS' BREAKFAST|
|AFTERNOON SNACK--CRACKED CORN!|
THEY ALSO GET OLD LETTUCE LEAVES,
BREAD HEELS AND, AND AN OCCASIONAL
DOLLOP OF COTTAGE CHEESE
I think Werner is being a bit harsh here in saying chickens are stupid. Though I will say that in the laying box, lined with wood shavings, there is a wooden egg which apparently you put there so they'll know that's the place. There it stays.
And the chickens have been in the same coop for over two years.