The Further Adventures of Little Chickie #18
Little Chickie #18 has become a woman! She has resided in the house for the past couple of weeks recovering from a gooey eye infection. Mrs. Chickendad has been medicating her and about the time the infection seems to have been beaten, it flares up again. Time to find a new med for Chickie # 18, who has told us her name is now “Chickie Lou”. Mrs. Chickendad thinks “Chickie Poo” fits better.
Chickie Lou has a crate in the living room where she spends the night and visits for snacks. Last week, she went to her crate in the middle of the afternoon. There was lots of “buk-buk-buking” and the wood shavings were flying out the door of the crate as Chickie Lou rearranged the bedding to her satisfaction. She was apparently difficult to please, as she was thumping the sides of the crate and the wood chips were piling up outside the crate door. After a while, the bedding was perfect and Chickie Lou settled down to concentrate on the strange sensation she felt in her nether regions. After a half hour or so of deep concentration, Chickie Lou emerged from her crate, leaving behind a lovely smooth brown egg. She felt so much better, a snack was in order, so she toddled off to the kitchen.
Chickie Lou has discovered the dish of cat food and avails herself of it’s contents on a regular basis. This seems to be contributing to some odiferous poos, which Chickie Lou is conveniently depositing on the kitchen floor rather than the living room carpet. The Chickendads are going thru rolls of paper towels at an alarming rate, but that seems preferable to a diaper for Chickie Lou, who has a very fluffy white butt which a diaper would surely make a mess of.
Chickie Lou took a few days off from egg laying until Saturday, when the Chickendads noticed activity in the crate once again. They heard the egg song from Chickie Lou and were surprised to discover two lovely eggs in the nest. They had checked the crate for eggs before she went in, so were a bit puzzled how she could have laid two eggs in such a short period of time. Well, at least Chickie Lou is no longer on scholarship and can now contribute her egg money towards keeping the paper towels in good supply.