Chapter 1 I heard sounds of my mother worryingly clucking at the fact that I hadn't pushed out of this watery, confined jail that kept me from bursting out. I felt every single one of my muscles work as I pushed and pushed trying to get out of this torture. I felt my beak peck back and forth not feeling it budge one bit. I felt my air bubble slowly disappear but then POP! the bubble burst!I felt the shock and panic seep into my veins. I pushed and pushed and nothing was happening! I felt my throat burning for air, my muscles slowed down and felt myself give up and rest waiting for the white light going to save me. CRACK! the light shattered my diluted eyes. I took a huge breath and chirped a small little chirp and fell over and panted. It seemed liked hours as I sat there. My fluffy little down feathers puffed up as if I had been electrocuted! My mom came and sat on me after I dried off. She looked at me with maple eyes with a soft smile, " oh my baby Lacey, are you feeling okay?" I looked at her with a big smile and chuckled " I've been better." She clucked and held me closer. 2 weeks later... "LACEY!!!!" mother screamed. I was out of the coop before bedtime. I guess they called me the crooked crook. because I only had one leg. I laughed and hobbled back into the coop. Sorry Ma, i just wanted to look at the stars.. please forgive me?" Ma gave me the stink eye and said" oh you know I can never stay mad at my little Lacey." I looked at her with angry eyes " mom don't embarrass me!" she laughed, that's what ya get for sneekin out of the coop! I grunted and hopped away. now I bet you are all wandering what happened to my leg? well, when I was in the egg when my air bubble popped, I panicked and started thrashing, rapping my umbilical cord around my leg. I was in there for almost a minute until my mom thought I was dead and cracked me open. I had lost all feeling in my leg. The two legged brought me to there cozy cave and snipped it off and sewed it back together. I was in shock for about 3 days not eating or sleeping looking at my ghostly stub of a leg. but I thought about it and life goes on. and the crook part? well, i always sneak out of the nesting house every chance I get, and I also steel food from the Elderlies, which is a disgrace, so I always get pecked and put back into line. , "it was a normal Saturday as a yawned and hopped out to the feeding trough when a big bark came prowling through, Sadey the two legged dog was nice and would never hurt us. but this rampaging slobbering mess of a mutt came bounding barking at us as loud as he/she could. Sadey jumped and tackled screaming at it saying "that's enough Rover! Sadey came over to the wired coop and kindly said"Im so sorry for my sons actions he isn't used to your kind yet. but don't worry he will be soon enough." She said that as she turned around and glared at him. He cowered and lay down. "Now come over here and apologize Rover. she barked. Rover didn't look anything like Sadey. she was a soft yellow color and he was black. Rover came over with his tail under his bum and mumbled" I'm sorry for scaring you and your flock. It wont happen again.." and he looked at the dirty ground. I was speechless hiding under my mothers wing. as the head of the flock Phelicks the Sumatra rooster strutted over. " your right it wont ever happen again, you almost gave the Flock a heart attack! " hey! it not my fault you guys look delicious!" Rover growled. Sadey grabbed rover by the scruff and hauled him away with a gurgled "I'm so sorry!" as Phelickse's hackle feathers started to rise with anger we new to back away as he crowed a roaring sound! "err err er roooooooooo!!!!! he stomped away to his favorite roost. i was still shocked as mom whisked me away to the hen house. sense we wern't free range i was not used to anything that opposed as a threat. ma panted and said " that's, why i get mad when you sneak out of the hen house! i sat there with bugging eyes shocked and scared of all the time i could of have been eating or killed..