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Some choose to treat illness holisticWe hear know-it-alls complain egotisticit works for us, take a lookwe're not buying your bookWe don't like people who are so egotistic
My chickens live life quite contentedWith good shelter and feed that's augmentedTheir coop is uniquewith few things left to tweakNext I think I'll give feed that's fermented
My hens used to be excellent layersthe most reliable and hardy egg purveyorsAs the leaseholderI can't stand a freeloaderno egg today - I become undertaker
My chickens form a noisy young troopIn the mornings they pour from the coopit's eggs they exchangefor the time they free-rangeand the garden benefits from their poop
When it comes time to reinstate barterI chose chickens over something much harderI will trade meat and eggsinstead of fermenting kegsI think my choice was very much smarter
There's a syndrome I think I am catchingcounting eggs and eventually hatchingI'm a prognosticatorwith a filled incubatorbecause biddies are cute when they're scratching
All my hens greet the day with a cackleWhile the roosters raise up their hacklesto the boxes they legand they lay me an eggThen they sing like their own tabernacle
My coop leans hard toward disordermany chickens might mean I'm a hoarderI make a quick stopand for chickens I swapthen it's days for the new pecking order
To my family our eggs are like mannaone blue egg really made the dioramaevery day I would scoopbut that hen flew the coopnow I'm shopping for a new Americauna
Yes I know it defies explanationbut chickens are a source of elationdaily chores are a mustand there's no one I trustso that's why I don't leave on vacation
I must confront longstanding allegationI admit it with much reservationeven though it's a birdieit makes me feel dirtybut I still watch flock fertilization
At last head count I broke fourty-fourand I still want just a few moreI'm a slave to the yolkbut I spent myself brokeI guess I can live with two-score
I once had a plague of grasshopperspesticides I believe are improperthe bugs they got zappedand the chickens got fatthey're one heck of a grasshopper stopper
It's tough to be a chicken rancherwith a rooster who hits and then scampershe was a hotshotthen he hit the crockpotsometimes an axe is the answer
I believe I've discovered the answerone decision a great life enhancerfresh eggs are a treatand the best is the meatraising chickens, does not cause cancer
(Originally it was "and you can't beat their meat"....I had to laugh, then I changed it)
The problem, we believe, is systemichealth, a poor-food derived epidemicthe un-natural eschewedjust stop eating junk foodit's a theory, in part academic
Although the birds sometimes cause strifeI see joy in the eyes of my wifeI hear roosters that bellowAll my yolks are dark yellowOwning chickens has bettered my life
With natural quality one can attestStorebought eggs seem now hard to digestI can't eat eggs upside-sunnywith their yolks white and runnybackyard chicken made eggs are the best
New chicken owners fast are obsessedlate night reading keeps one abreastvisit Scotts Backyard Chickenswith user driven submissionsa genesis of knowledge manifest
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