Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Letter to Our Chickens

Dear Flock,

We love you dearly and thank you for your dedicated service as our egg providers.  The current ten eggs a day are wonderful!  And we commend your bravery as you venture out even when there is snow on the ground to search for bugs and grubs instead of hanging out inside and gorging on feed all day.  You are truly exceptional chickens.

While we know you have enjoyed carousing in the garden- scratching around in the straw among the trellises and using straw covered cages as forts- this fall and winter we're soon going to have to ask you to leave.

We know it may be hard for you once the gates are shut and your wings are re-clipped, but it has to happen and you're going to have to accept it.

So please don't try to fly over the fence or gate. Please stay out of the garden and my flower beds. Please don't torture yourself by looking longingly into the soon-off-limits areas.  Please just be happy with the lovely chicken run and yard that we've provided for you and be content.

Because if you act up, I may not be able to protect you.  You may end up in the stew pot.  The choice is yours.

Your Appreciative (and very serious) Owners Pin It


  1. Jane,

    Great post!!!! Yes, I must agree.....if they don't obey to the rules while on the farm, they will end up in the stew pot, LOL.....

  2. Love this, Jane!
    They do look like an exceptional bunch of ladies. Hopefully they will continue to act like it!

  3. Would you please ask your chickens to send our chickens a letter (e-mail would be fine, too) explaining to them that it's perfectly okay to venture out and walk on all that white stuff. It will not kill chickens and playing in it for an hour or so every day can be fun. Thanks in advance. :o)

  4. Love it! (I wonder if chickens can read, lol ;D)

  5. Such a truly heartfelt statement!

  6. I was just thinking about this same thing. Last year our chickens leveled our entire spinach crop in one afternoon. Then they laid some eggs and I just couldn't yell at them.


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