Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Chickens Cooped

We were in Georgia recently and our neighbors had purchased three hens for laying. I was like a child in a candy store, for I had not seen chickens up close since I lived in Italy. I was given the honor of feeding them and cleaning their coop and of course I was also allowed to keep the eggs!! It was wonderful to wake up every morning to their clucking.

Fresh brown eggs laid
by Rhode Island Red
Right before my eyes
this early a.m.

Still warm - so very fresh
and the taste is
profoundly different
than store bought.

Yet, I wonder how they
feel being cooped up
for our pleasure
without the freedom
to roam.
© Natala Orobello

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