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The Chicken Chronicles: To Infinity And Beyond

Updated on November 28, 2014

To Borrow from Winnie the Pooh

Ah, what a classic that was; what an enjoyable read it is. Such simplicity in the works of Milne; such complexity in the works of Milne.

Obviously I’m a fan of Winnie the Pooh. I just wish I could write as well as the author of that classic series. Sigh! Oh well, we all do what we can do.

I was thinking about Winnie this morning and the setting for that book series. The Hundred Acre Wood….such a mysterious name….such an adventurous name….such a perfect name. I was thinking I needed a setting like that for my Chicken Chronicles series, but we don’t have one hundred acres; we only have one backyard within the city, and calling our setting the Ten Thousand Square Foot Wood just didn’t have the same appeal. Besides, there are no woods in our backyard. Sigh!

Well, I’ll keep thinking about it and maybe something will come to me. Perhaps one of you reading this will think of the perfect name for my setting and save me any further angst.

But let’s move on, shall we?

For those of you who somehow missed the six installments of this series already written, shame on you; allow me to give you a little background.

The home of our main characters
The home of our main characters | Source

Setting the Stage

We have six chickens in the middle of the city of Olympia, Washington. We are allowed five but you know how I feel about those pesky little laws that were meant to be broken. Do you really expect a former Sixties radical to stop at five simply because Big Brother says to stop? Of course not!

Again, for those who somehow missed the first six installments, and shame on you for doing so, our six chickens are named Butterball, Butch, Regalia, Zorro, Minerva and Penelope. Yes, two of those names have a slightly male connotation, but please don’t mention that when you are around the girls. They are perfectly happy with their names and I see no reason to ruffle their feathers over such silliness.

Our flock has free-run of our backyard. We began by fencing them in an enclosure attached to their coop, but we simply could not bring ourselves to figuratively clip their wings and limit their mobility, so we opened up the enclosure and now they are free to poop on the deck, the garden or the lawn….and poop they do, with frequency and gusto.

I was watching them the other day and a rather remarkable thing happened….but I prefer to let them tell the story. Shhh, let’s peek in and see what is happening.

Minerva the Brave in the forefront
Minerva the Brave in the forefront | Source

The Story Unfolds

It was a lovely day in the Ten Thousand Square Foot Yard (terrible name for sure). The sun was shining and the promise of Spring was in the air. The robins had returned, the worms were sunning themselves and all was well. Butterball spied several of her friends looking to the east and waddled over the join them.

“What are y’all looking at,” she asked as she nibbled on a beetle.

Regalia, she of the crooked beak and remarkable speed, took the reins of the conversation. “We were just watching Minerva over there. She has been standing in front of the neighbor’s fence and staring off into space. We were just wondering what that silly bird was doing.”

Butterball just shook her head. She despised gossip, although, truth be told, she could gossip with the best of them. “Well why don’t we just go over there and ask Minerva what she is looking at?”

The group thought that sounded reasonable, so they all quickly lost interest in pill bugs and beetles and scurried over to the fence line. On the way it was decided that Zorro should ask Minerva what she was doing since Zorro was Minerva’s best friend. Arriving at the Scene of Questionable Behavior, Zorro (she of the glamour-girl looks) dove in with both feet. “Minerva, what in the name of all that is holy are you doing? Why aren’t you digging for morsels with the rest of us?”

“Oh, hi girls,” Minerva said. “I was just looking at the next yard over and wondering what delicious bugs we might find over there.”

“But Minerva,” said Penelope, she of the ever-present fear of adventure. “We can’t go over to the next yard. We don’t know what dangers await us over there. We are safe here and this is where we should stay.” The rest of the chickens thought this sounded likewise counsel and all nodded their heads in agreement.

Minerva, however, was undeterred. “Seriously, girls, that is just silly thinking. How are we ever going to know our potential if we simply turn away from obstacles?

Butch (she of the plump body and gentle nature) was violently shaking her head. “Minerva, that’s easy for you to say. You look like a hawk. You are the best flier among us. If there is danger over there you are capable of flying back here to safety. But what about me? I can barely get off of the ground. If somehow I did manage to fly over that fence, I might not ever get back here, and if I can’t get back here then I will be eaten alive by Rocky Racoon at nightfall. I absolutely will not stand for such foolishness.”

The rest of the flock again thought this sounded wise and they again bobbed their heads in agreement, sending their wattles flying with the aforementioned bobbing.

Minerva grew quiet for a moment as she thought of the advice she had been given. She knew her friends were just looking out for her, and she loved them for it, but she couldn’t live her life according to the standards and beliefs of others. Bill and Bev raised her to spread her wings and fly. They raised her to take chances and never accept the status quo. There was no way she could simply sit still and not try.

With that she flapped her wings and rose majestically from the ground, landing gently and ever-so gracefully on the top of the fence.

Butch the Not So Brave
Butch the Not So Brave | Source

Minerva's favorite song

The Story Continues

Shrieks of fear and bellows of outrage followed. “Minerva, for the love of God, get down from there,” shouted Regalia.

“Minerva, you have lost your mind, girl,” cried Butterball. “Get your sleek butt back over here before some hawk flies overhead and sees you.”

Minerva looked down on her friends, then turned to face the next yard, spread her wings and flew.

“Oh, she will die!”

“Please, please, Bill, Bev, come help Minerva!”

“Someone call 911, quick! Minerva is in danger.”

But Minerva could not be bothered with such foolishness. She was much too busy exploring the new yard and filling herself with the delectable morsels all around her. “The food is great over here, girls,” she said. “You really have to try this new bug I found. So tender, so juicy, so delicious.”

Some time passed, and eventually the apprehension and fear subsided, and the rest of the flock settled back and watched as Minerva The Brave continued to explore the outer reaches of her new world.

“I don’t see any hawks, girls,” said Regalia. “Minerva doesn’t seem to be in danger at all.”

“No,” said Zorro. “In fact, she seems to be enjoying herself.”

“Well I’ll be,” said Butch.

Within an hour four more chickens sat atop that fence looking at this strange, new world. All were there but Butch, she of the ever-increasing waistline and inability to rise off of the ground. Finally Minerva flapped her wings and gracefully flew back to her own yard. She walked over to Butch, plump, anxious Butch, and handed her a nice, squiggly, squirmy worm. “This is for you, Butch. Maybe tomorrow we can practice your flying so you can join me. But in the meantime, I’ll bring you back stuff whenever I go over there. How would that be?”

“Oh Minerva, that would be wonderful. Do you really think I can fly?”

“Butch, I think you can do anything that you set your mind on doing, and I’ll always be by your side to help if you need me.”

Throughout the neighborhood could be heard shouts of glee. Hip, Hip, Hooray they all shouted. All for one and one for all, the shouting continued. To infinity and beyond they clucked.

What shall we call this setting?
What shall we call this setting? | Source

Now All I Need Is That Location Name

I hope you enjoyed the story, and I hope you will all help me with that setting name. The Ten Thousand Square Foot Yard just will not do. Our girls deserve a much better name than that for their habitat, wouldn’t you agree?

2014 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Deb! I enjoy writing these.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Great story that kids will truly love. I think you might have a good name within from one of your many readers...

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks vkwok; this one was fun to write.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for sharing another chicken chronicle, bill. And lol on the title.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Mike! Just thought I'd have a little fun for once. :) Blessings always buddy!

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      Mr Archer 3 years ago from Missouri

      Absolutely loved it! Wonderful insight into the mind of the chickens! Great job and keep 'em coming, Bill. Blessings to you and yours.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nest of Glory...I love it, Seafarer....so clever and creative. That's what friends are for. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Genna, what nicer words could a writer hope for. If I brought a smile to your face then I am a very happy writer. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dianna, I'll tell Minerva what you said. She will be pleased. :) Thank you!

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      Karen Szklany Gault 3 years ago from New England

      How about "Nest of Glory" for their coop?

      Very fun installment of your Chicken Chronicles. :0) Voted Up, Tweeted, and Pinned, as usual. :0)

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love your Chicken Chronicles, Bill. I have no doubt that Milne would be flattered. :-) This wonderful parable fits right alongside others such as “Winnie the Pooh” and “Charlotte’s Web.” Minerva, pictured in your photo, is such a pretty little thing…I love her coloring. This was a delight to read, and brought grateful smiles and an inspired imagination. Thank you!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love your chickens! Minerva is my favorite, she just has the spunk!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      lambservant, it is real hard not to like Minerva. :) Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rusti, you are a sweetheart. Thank you and I hope all is well in Lake Oswego.

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Love this. Minerva went where no chicken has gone before. She's a rock star for sure!

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      Ruth McCollum 3 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      Billy this made me smile esp the part about having 6 chickens and allowed five lol sounds like me ha ha I LOVED this. But then, I love all your work..

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Eddy! Life is good and will continue to be so if I choose. :)

      love,

      billy

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Oh Billy what a wonderful and inspiring hub ;I loved this one and I do envy you a little I have to admit. Please keep them coming and I wish you and bev a wonderful day. Lots of love to you my dear friend all the way from my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Alicia!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the funny story and its important message, Bill! Thanks for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Ruby! It's fun writing something different for a change.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      truthfornow, thanks for stopping by...they are a fun bunch for sure.

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      Maree Michael Martin 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Quite an amazing little bunch of gals there Bill. Fun stories.

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      truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Well, I have definitely been missing out by not reading these chronicles. I have some catching up to do. Minerva seems to be the pioneer and so brave. Love their different personalities.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...I love the name, Ruby! Thanks for the laugh and the truth. :) We don't have nearly enough acreage.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This was a fun read, plus a great message, if you don't try, you'll never know what you missed. I like the name, ' NotEnuf Acres ' lol

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      grand old lady, they do indeed have different personalities. It is really quite fascinating to observe them.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      MizB, I'm laughing out loud...love it! That might be the winner.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...breakfastpop, I'm sorry I ruined your dinner. Hey, I like it...Chic Chicken Spa. My online friends are so imaginative. :)

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Nice story. I love that you give the chickens different personalities. I've heard this to be true ad hope that your piece is picking up on the quirks of each of your chickens. Great hub.

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      DJ gave me an idea. How about the Pecking Ponderosa for your chicken ranch?

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jackie, you have learned the trick. No more chasing them around the yard trying to catch them. :) Thanks and I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      I love these chickens! I was having roast chicken for diner, but I have changed my mind. Your land should be called the Chic Chicken Spa....

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great story, billy. Love to hear about your girls. Only one of mine gets out too but it is so much easier to catch her now they are laying and think I am a rooster. All I have to do is get close enough to get a hand stuck over their heads and they squat so I can pick them up.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DJ, I knew you would come through. I gotta tell ya, I'm leaning towards the Pecking Paloosa, but of course I'll have to consult with Bev and the six chickens. LOL

      Thanks buddy!

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...Ann, you not only tried...you gave me a great laugh. Thank you for that my friend.

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      I really should get a life.........but, that is another story.

      Scratch-n-Peck Park, Six Chicks Pick, The Crow and Grow, A Poultry Playground, The Feathered Forest, Pecking Paloosa, A Fowl Forest,

      The Pecking Plaza, Hen-a-ry the 6th., Fowls-A-Flutter,

      and my favorite, The Pen House Coop.

      Good luck, my friend.

      DJ.

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      Ann1Az2 3 years ago from Orange, Texas

      What a great story, Bill! And I'll bet that's exactly what the chickens were saying to each other! lol Seriously, I'll bet it's a blast watching them and drumming up stories. This was a good one.

      As for the name of their habitat - how about the Stop n Poop? Well, I tried!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith...Yardbird Nirvana....love it! I have such creative friends.

      Don't choke on that sandwich my dear. Wash it down with something cold and delicious.

      Eeyore was my favorite!

      blessings always

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      MizB, you had me laughing with Coyote Crossing. I don't think I'll tell my chickens that name; might upset them too much. :) Thank you my friend.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jo, that might be a good idea. Thank you for it. I can give my new novel away as a prize. Thank goodness for friends like you who do the thinking for me. :) Have a great evening my friend and blessings always.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hehehe ...I just love your chickens and your Chicken Chronicles. What a delightful article to read at lunch while eating my ...GULP .... uh, uh ...plain ole sandwich in the park on this beautiful day! I just love Winnie the Pooh too and Eeyore especially. Way back when I worked at an insurance company, I had an attorney in my district who sounded exactly like Eeyore lol. I was bad as I could do imitations of him requesting a draft. All laughed as they knew it was true ...our Eeyore attorney. Anyway, I bet all of your girls tell each other all of the time that there is no place like home in their ..."Yardbird Nirvana" or "Yardbird Haven" or "Backyard Yardbird Utopia" Have to vote this one Up and more and sharing. Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      I loved this chicken story, so I'll have to go back and read some more. I think I've read one of the previous ones. Your chickens are lovely, and apparently interesting. If it were our place, we could call it the Half-acre Wood or Coyote Crossing. the latter is why we don't have chickens (that and the wicked witch who lives next door). Voted up and funny.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Bill, simply charming! A great start, how about a contest for the best title suggestion for the book? I loved Flourish's "I believe I can fly" :) I think you're on a winner with this. Nicely done, take care now.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...Flourish, I love it! I can hear it too.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I understand, Deb. We have one fence on the back end that has a dog residing on the other side and we have similar concerns. I think we'll be putting netting up soon on that section. :) Thanks for stopping by...all the chickens are laying again after a one month rest.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That's alright, kerlund. I just appreciate you stopping by. Thank you!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I can already hear the Minerva soundtrack. It includes, "I Believe I Can Fly."

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      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      Love this story, Bill! One of my chickens kind of looks like a hawk, too, and wouldn't you know - she's the flyer of our flock. But after the afternoon I spent chasing her through the One-Third Acre Wood, we put a top on our chicken pen. I was too worried that one of the neighbors' boxers next door would get her.

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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      What a wonderful story. So clever and great written. I have no idea of names for you though...

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lilleyth, what a strange occurrence. Thanks for sharing that. We don't dare leave our door open because ours will come in given the chance.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Michelle, I will give them your best regards. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Oh Ann, of course you have been to the Hundred Acre Wood. I would expect that of you and damn right I am jealous! LOL

      I'm laughing at the Nearly One Acre Poop....it has a nice ring to it. :)

      I'm glad you were smiling; that was the whole point. :)

      bill

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      Suzanne Sheffield 3 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Growing up we had a pet Banta rooster and one day he walked into our kitchen (some kid left the door open again) and up to my mother, looked at her, turned around and went back out the door! He died that night. Before that day he had never ventured into the house.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Rajan! I'm so happy you enjoyed this silliness.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Cute!! Minerva is one brave fowl. And all the best to the rest of the brood!

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      This is priceless. I love it. I should have known you'd be a 'Winnie-the-Pooh' fan. I was brought up on those books and the poems. Guess what? I've been to The Hundred Acre Wood! Jealous, or what? It's not far from where I lived in Sussex.

      How about 'The Nearly One Acre Poop' (play on 'coop'?)? I'll work on it, there has to be a great name out there somewhere.

      Your chickens are an adventurous lot. I love the way you've made it an analogy to your 'tag line'.

      I was smiling throughout; I do so love your chickens, their characters shine! Ann

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Enjoyable chicken banter. If hens could talk, it wouldn't be much different than this interesting talk, my friend.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That's okay, Made. They will be there waiting for you. Thanks for taking the time to read this one.

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      Madeleine Salin 3 years ago from Finland

      Bill, I'm so sorry. I have some catching up to do... I really need to get to know these "backyard babies" of yours in the previous installments. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Jo and that is a sad beginning for sure. I hope you have better luck next time.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Randi, that is quite an accomplishment. I am proud. :) Thank you!

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      jo miller 3 years ago from Tennessee

      After living in the country for several years and talking about it, we finally bought four chickens last year--one for each granddaughter. They all got eaten (we live in a wooded area). We were all so heartbroken we let the chicken idea rest for awhile but we're ready to start back.

      I love your story. If you put it in children's book form I'll buy it for four little girls I know. Good luck.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Fun story, Bill! You are sctually making me like chickens! Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you DDE. You are appreciated.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suzette, it doesn't take guts...it just takes shoes. LOL Never go out in our yard with bare feet.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nadine, it's a good thing we like eggs because there is no shortage of them. Most productive? I would say Butterball.

      Thank you and have a great remainder of the week in Cape Town

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting informative and always something to learn from you well written hubs.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Cecileportilla....one of these days maybe there will be a children's book about this....my to do list is getting longer and not shorter. :)

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Chuckle, chuckle. Cute story and your chickens must be a blast. I enjoyed reading this and I hope your write more chicken stories. I think this is great. I like that you have freed your chickens and they are allowed to roam the yard. That takes guts! LOL.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Ha Ha ha what a funny hub about Butterball, Butch, Regalia, Zorro, Minerva and Penelope. Who is the most productive? You must eat a lot of omelets! Voted funny!

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      Cecile Portilla 3 years ago from West Orange, New Jersey

      Nice story billybuc. Maybe you should combine the chronicles and publish the stories in a book. The characters are adorable. A girl named "Zorro!"

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It is fun, Joelle, and I really don't think it does much harm. :) Have fun and a great day...and thank you!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Great chicken conversation, Bill! I like to interpret the looks and actions of my cats... and also put words in their mouth from time to time :-) They might not approve everything but it's fun ;-)

      Have a great day!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      John, thanks for that...I did not know that was an Australian trait but I like it...Back of the Beyond...has a nice ring to it. :)

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great little tale from the hen's perspective Bill. I love these chicken chronicles. The Buzz Lightyear term "Infinity and beyond" reminds me of what my dad used to say if he was going into the back yard. He'd say, "I'm just going out to "the back of beyond" instead of "back yard". He had an alternate name for everything, which is an Australian trait. So maybe you could use "Back of Beyond'. Just my suggestion.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham, obvious or not, I love The Chicken Shack! Thanks my friend; you just might see that in the next installment.

      bill

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill, am I to obvious with this one ' The Chicken Shack ' or ' The Egg Shed ' Well that's started it. Great as usual.

      Graham.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Sha! I'll have to say your name several hundred times and see if it wears on me. :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      I love this little story. Minerva is my favorite; she's so beautiful! Now as for a name. Hmmm. How about Tenkatoo Drop? (10k 2 as in squared)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glad to hear it, Janine! Giving someone a smile is a precious gift. Have a great day my friend and thank you!

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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Always love when you share about your chickens here and will say definitely put a smile on my face this Tuesday morning. So thank you for that and so much more. Happy Tuesday now, Bill!