I HAVE DONE IT!!! No, I did not get the free guineas. Nor did I clean out the coop. Or figure out the &%*%$#@ timer. (do symbols bring on infractions?!) I have officially communicated in chicken, with my chickens. Or at least this is my belief. Today I took them some sprouted lentils. BOY, do they love these. While all the gals were making their happy chicken sounds, I was right along with them making the silly sounds I use to communicate to them. At some point in my antics, they all looked at me. All 8. While their chook sounds increased at the same time, they all had a look that either conveyed, "Right?! These lentils are so amazing!" Or, "Holy Moly. She has lost the last screw." I am going with the belief that I can now officially communicate with them.