Hey BYC friends - I'm taking a public speaking class to gain some self-confidence. I had to give my speech last night. Guess my topic! For visual aids, I brought some blown-out tiny pullet eggs to show how chickens get started laying eggs, photographs, some fresh eggs to give out, and Miss Floppy. She sat quietly in the box under a desk for 2 hours while other people were presenting their speeches. Nobody had any idea there was a chicken in the room. At the end of my speech, I brought Miss Floppy out of the box. People were stunned. Everybody wanted to touch her. She talked politely to them and was very sweet. The instructor said I ought to leave my secretarial jobs and take my chicken show on the road! That would be the life, wouldn't it? People were also intrigued about having eggs that had been laid in the past few days (I marked their dates in pencil on them to prove it). So, if you ever have to give a speech, chickens are the best topic !!