It started out for me, as any other day at my home in Monkton, Vermont. I got up, brushed my teeth, got dressed and went out to help my mom with the animals. We have chickens and goats at the moment. We went through our usual routine gathering eggs from the chicken coop. I was standing outside the coop with one of the cooler eggs in my hand to show my mom. The chickens were pecking at my boots as usual, so I wasn’t really expecting anything weird to happen. But it sure did!
One of the chickens was particularly curious about the egg I was holding, and it did the most outrageous thing…..it wiggled it’s butt, stared at the egg, and JUMPED for it! It flapped and tried to get the egg, then landed back on the ground. It just wouldn’t give up! We thought it was so hilarious, that my mom ran into the house to get the camera.
It took a little coaxing, and showing it the egg some more, but it did it over and over again. We laughed until we cried. One time, another one of the chickens joined in too. When they had had enough, we gave the chickens a broken egg as reward for all of their effort and left them to their treat. It was the most eventful chicken-feeding I ‘ve ever had. How’s THAT for a chicken story? I told you we had a jumping chicken! Thanks for reading!
Mikenzie Irish (age 12)
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This post was submitted by Mikenzie Irish, age 12.