There are many wonderful aspects to owning chickens.  Here’s a partial listing:


Giving them names of 1950s diner waitresses

Fluffy tail feathers

Feeding them your vegetable scraps

Manure for your garden (if you have a garden)

Fewer bugs

More entertainment

Funny little gurgling noises when they think you have snacks

The way they act all offended when you open the nesting box while they are still in there

Um, eggs

You know what isn’t great about having chickens?

When one of them is decimated from above by some kind of bird of prey

Rest in peace, Flo.  I hope whatever took you out was at least an endangered species.