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Monday Morning Images and Poetry – You And your free range chickens, by : James Jarrett

Good morning chickens 1
You And your free range chickens
Farming Photography : Nigel Borrington

your free range chickens

by : James Jarrett

I often thought about you
And your free range chickens
Being happy on the land
Living life free
Both pecking and scraping
Getting life from the dust

Good morning chickens 2

But I didn’t know
That it could never be enough
Tho’ scratch might make some happy
I found out too late
That it wouldn’t do for you

But if I could
Believe me true
I’d bring you chickens
Instead of flowers
To brighten up your room

Good morning chickens 3

5 responses

  1. Would love to have chickens, and I also have the space for them. Just don’t quite know what to do about keeping them warm (and alive) during our seemingly endless brutal winters.

    October 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    • Hello Alli 🙂 🙂

      Yes I can imaging you would love to keep some but yes, we don’t get winters anything like as bad here !!

      If you have plenty of hay and insulation in the coop and you have a good amount of them in the same space I think you stand a good chance 🙂

      Check out these people’s ideas 🙂

      http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/11/surviving-winter-with-chickens.html

      October 6, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      • I read the whole thing by the “Chicken Chick”, and while I enjoyed it, I also decided that if I were to keep chickens I would have to be a slave to them! Bad enough with two horses and a cat! I would be so tempted to make chicken stew out of the birds come winter than to do everything necessary to keep them healthy till spring. It was a nice romantic idea though. Guess I’ll just keep buying my eggs from the family up the road that keeps about 60 chickens going all year. In warm weather they have free range over the entire property. What more could a chicken want?

        October 7, 2014 at 4:08 am

  2. what a very unusual poem, and your photos are perfect for it.

    October 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm

  3. I happened to stumble across this. Thank you for posting and accrediting it. It was written for my 28 Yr. old niece who couldn’t make it through life and was dying of liver failure at this time last year. Her chickens were the only thing that ever brought her peace. Regards

    December 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm

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