A Letter To Lucy Lou (the chicken)


Dear Lucy Lou,

Please know that I hear you and your concerns/complaints every time I step out of the house.
There's no need to cackle louder.....I hear you.
There's no need to get up on the roost to try and get face-to-face with me.....I hear you.
There's no need to get on the nesting boxes when I start to collect eggs....I hear you.

Thank you for assisting in making sure any broody or laying girls leave the nesting box area when I am collecting eggs.  This is not necessary and will gain you no friends, but it's the thought that counts and you are very helpful.

To help ensure you believe me that I understand your concerns/complaints, please know that I am aware of the following:
  • Yes, Kessa is a very loud chicken, but remember she has to try and yell louder than you so I can hear her issues as well.
  • Yes, Lizzie is very grouchy when she is broody, and I am aware that she is broody a LOT.
  • Yes, it's annoying that Hattie pecks at you and others for no reason, but remember, when she was smaller than you, you did the same to her.  It's karma sister!
  • Yes, I am aware that you feel you should receive blueberry pancakes or amish oatmeal every morning for breakfast, cottage cheese every day for lunch and either scrambled eggs or mac and cheese with meal worm crunchies on top {a Cobble Hill Farm Coop Cafe weekend special} every day for dinner.  Unfortunately, that's just not in the cards for you.
  • I am also aware you feel your chicken garden should be expanded, you should have a window A/C unit in the summer {you've been hooked on A/C ever since you rode in my air conditioned car to sit in an air conditioned veterinary office one very hot summer day}, and that you are upset your chicken tractor has yet to be completed.  I realize the chicken tractor has been on your Christmas list for 2 years in a row now {about to be year #3} but Santa is very busy - he and his helpers have many children chickens to build things for.
I'm sorry for it all.

I have to say that I very much enjoy when you tell me the good things such as you're happy about the special treat you got mid-day as a "just because", or your happy you had a visitor who told you how pretty you are, or that you're happy to sit and just chat, somewhat quietly, with me about the day.  Let's have these chats more often.

Now that you are assured I hear you, let's talk about this decrease in egg production......

Love,
Mama

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10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

she's pretty, but sounds like she's a handful (at least an earful!)

drypond said...

Love it & got 1 of my girl trying to do that up on me now. Got to love our girls.

Meg said...

LOL! Oh, poor girl. She's just trying to voice some concerns.

Erin said...

Hi Cobble Hill...I'm down island in Sidney. I LOVE this chicken post. I'm appealing to our town to allow chickens and bees on residential lots. Have a wonderful day!!! Even if the chickens are miffed that it's not meal worm day.

Kathy said...

I'll borrow the heading to your previous post, "Too Cute For Words"
Hope you have a great weekend,
Kathy

Farmer Jen said...

Wonderful letter! I am sure she will understand, and will likely tell you all about it. I miss my hens. Maybe I will get some new chicks next Spring.

Danni said...

Ah ha ha! I've had many of these conversations myself! Love it :-)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Ha! Thanks....she is a wonderful girl and yes, she is a handful. Wouldn't change a thing. :)

Dianne said...

LOL! You know I have a few chicks who sound just like her!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Love it! She is a beauty though ;) Seems my chickens have been molting forever and a day.. no eggs at all today! But yes, I'm a sucker, and still give them treats. Of course! :) -T