I was out in the coop with the chickens, spending time with my new little baby chicks that came in about a month ago. When all of a sudden Lenny and Ming Ming (two babies my broody buff hatched in Oct) jumped up onto my shoulders! So I had to take a picture of them! Right after I took this pic Lenny (the roo) got ahold of my diamond earing and pulled it out! In a panic I tried to hurry and get it away from him, I was so afraid that he would swallow it and I would have to dig through chicken poop for the next week! So here I am, Lenny on my shoulder and me trying to get the earing out of his beak, when he drops it on the ground! I am really in a panic now, I have all 8 of my hens running towards us now trying to figure out what the fuss is about and if treats are involved. Everyone is pecking at the ground trying to see what I am looking for, while I am trying to keep a 2 foot radius around where I think the earring might have fell. What a sight! Finally I see it in the dirt! Whew, what a day... Life lesson #32794: Do not wear fancy jewelry when playing with chickens.