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Lesson 994 – Quotable Chicks

By Wendythomas @wendyenthomas

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.”

Robert Brault

Last weekend on the Maple Syrup Trail, we came across this dog named Darcy.

Darcy likes to play with a Frisbee and interact with people, but every now and then she would go over to the hen house door and just stand in front of it until someone opened the door.

Thinking that perhaps she wanted something inside, I cracked the door, at which point Darcy entered, continued to the back of the room, and then just stopped and stared at the chickens on the other side of the fencing.

I talked to the owner about Darcy’s behavior not because I thought it was “bad” (hey, I have a dog that owns me – “nuff said) but because I was trying to figure out what was going on.

Darcy, he told me, is a little touched and loves to watch the chickens. In the back corner of the hen house are the nesting boxes and Darcy can see through the fencing to the chickens as they lay their eggs. She stays at attention until the chickens are finished and only then will leave the hen house.

A canine egg protector! I don’t know whether to feel concern for this dog or to put an immediate order in for one just like her.

Good girl, Darcy.

 Be safe, stay warm, and see you all next week.

Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at [email protected]

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