November 26, 2013 – I held a quick session of Pullet Camp this morning before spending the rest of the day giving myself a much deserved dust bath and digging for earthworms. Since we are seeing more hawks flying overhead in search of food, I wanted to give our younger hens a refresher course in chicken safety.
“Who can give me an example of an emergency?” I asked the four of them.
Dottie raised her wing. “One time, I made a trap to catch the tooth fairy, and I caught my sister Maisy, instead. That was an emergency.”
“That was a CATASTROPHY!!” Maisy countered.
“No.” Dolly Parton corrected her. “A Catastrophe would be an emergency involving a cat.”
“Why does the tooth fairy collect only teeth and not beaks?” Kellie Pickler inquired, raising both wings for emphasis.
“Really?” Dottie replied shaking her head as if Kellie’s question was absurd. “Because we’re chickens and not people. If you lost your beak, you’d be dead!!”
On that note, I dismissed the class and took the afternoon off. I’m going to sign Wilma up to teach the next lesson.