Editor: The noise was horrendous, loud barking, running back and forth, and slobbering at the window.
What’s up? Well, there she was, strutting sedately around the yard. We’ll call her Eunice, no resemblance to persons living or dead. A lovely, fat, well fed and feathered hen – not the least bit perturbed by the large dogs threatening presence trying to get at her. Eunice took her time.
A little way from home in a high traffic residential coyote and large dog area, she was not the least bit bothered. A braver soul than I got a large towel, wrapped it around her, and carefully carried her over to the boundary between properties. Over the fence she went, where a few goats, more chickens, and a couple of sheep were roaming around a limited yard.
This made me think of our council’s impending decision to potentially allow chickens for in-town residents to keep. Not a good idea, kids. There are many problems associated with rural animals in urban areas.
On the other hand, Eunice landed lucky for now. If council does bend to the rural-residential conundrum, there would be a chicken in every pot, whether by owner or by next Thanksgiving.