Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chick Chick

I’ve been feeling musical this week for some reason, so here’s another song to entertain you.

Yesterday we were hanging out in the barn and noticed the little boy across the street was headed our way with a chicken in his hands.

We’d suspected they were moving ever since we saw their two horses leave in a trailer last week. So, I guess we’ll be getting new neighbors in the rent house, for the fourth time in five years.

Anyway, they gave us their last chicken. Her name is Chick Chick.

Chick Chick was once part of a flock of 26 hens they had. Some kind of animal kept getting in with the chickens and killing them, but they were unable to keep the animal out, and so Chick Chick is the final survivor.

Now she’s moved across the street and been put in with our bunch. They’re not totally accepting of new comers right off, but the less dominant rooster has been following her around like she belongs to him now. He’ll take any cast offs he can get.

This morning I discovered that Chick Chick is quite a friendly chicken. When she saw me come around the corner, she ran to me like a long lost friend. I bent down and patted her like a dog. Then I told the kids that the new chicken is tame and to not be chasing her like they do the others. I told them to call her and then just pick her up. This was very exciting to them, since they’ve had very few chickens go into their arms willingly.

Chick Chick was very interested in checking them out too. She pecked at their shoes and spots on their clothes. She tried to eat my green fingernails. She clucked the entire time, like she was just talking to us.

Even though Chick Chick may be an outsider with the rest of the flock right now, she’s already moved up to favorite chicken with the humans because of her personality. The kids are convinced she has a bigger brain than the rest of the chickens, and she IS a blonde so I’m sure she’ll have more fun than the other chickens. Ok, maybe not.

Regardless of the woes that life has brought you, sometimes a good attitude can make all the difference.

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” 1 Peter 4:12-13


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