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Monday, September 27, 2010

My lap chicken

 My Lizzie is the sweetest chicken.  When she was just a chick in the brooder she would run to my hand while the other chicks cowarded in the corner.  Because of this, she quickly became my favorite.  Being an Ameraucana hen, she lays beautiful mint green eggs for us.  This alone would be reason enough to have a special place in my heart.  But there is another reason that endears her to me.  She has a need to be held. 
 Every night as I go out to lock up the coop, she runs out to meet me.  Squatting down with her wings partially spread she prepares to be picked up. 
Then she enjoys some lap time with a good deal of petting.  Being truly affectionate, she coos and makes little chirping sounds the whole time. 
After she has had enough she jumps down, runs back to the coop and hops inside for the night. 
Needless to say, my lap chicken is assured a long life here at our farm even if she decides to stop laying.

By the way, Lizzie's formal name is Miss Elizabeth Bennett. All Jane Austen fans should have a sweet but proud chicken named after her.  Shouldn't they?

6 comments:

  1. Yes. How sweet! You are such a nurturer. I wonder how you find the time!

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  2. Wow. That is amazing! I would never guess that a chicken would show affection. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. So jealous! I can't wait to have some chickens of my own, and I'm hoping they are as cuddly as Elizabeth! Which is a perfect name, by the way.

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  4. Lizzy is a one in a million hen... and you are a one in a million, too.

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  5. My lap chicken is named Sweet Cicely and rubs against my legs like a cat wanting attention. =)

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  6. This should be a book, it is so sweet! Love, love her name.

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