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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The best hen ever to hatch!

She took life in her stride.
Rejected by a broody chook,
She was reared inside.

Vera and her sisters,
She wasn't phased at all,
when discovering eggs came out of arses!

Our Vera was not modest,
As these pictures show.
Is that a camel toe?

Vera was a chook with style,
Her feathers fairly glowed,
Ginger was her favourite colour,
She wore it where'er she goed.

She was a friendly, confident girl,
Assured of her sexual charms,
And had them eating out of her palms.

Always at the gardener's heel,
Pecking at a calf.
No one could ignore this girl
She never did things by half.

One recent moonlit night,
She met her foxy match*
But she will never be forgotten,
Vera, the best hen, to ever hatch!

*Vera wasn't the only one.  We also lost half of the adolescents from the clutch of 15 hatched a few weeks ago, and Zorro the rooster.  Going by the amount of grey feathers, Zorro put in a valiant effort to fight off the fox, but sadly failed. 


  1. Poor Vera and others - what a bummer. How do you keep foxes out?

    1. Well, clearly, I don't keep them out! They are devilishly clever, and will squeeze through cracks and they are good diggers. Most of my flock roost high in a tree, out of harms way. Vera used to as well, but had fallen in love with Zorro and was in the henhouse with him when disaster struck.

  2. It never fails to make me sigh in sadness when I read these blog posts about you poor people losing chickens to foxes...bloody things...I bet youre upset...
    Poor Vera and her vag..........and all the other chicken lickens and now the rooster...cant believe it....

  3. A funny yet lovely tribute to Vera :) Bloody foxes!!

  4. Oh Hazel, I hear ya,
    RIP dear Vera!
    When I saw that picture I said, "What!"
    Then I realised it was just her twat.

  5. Oh how terrible:( Sorry to read this about you special chooky and friends.

  6. Oh no!! that is very sad, poor Miss Vera and her friends and poor Hazel too :(

  7. Foxes are such nasty vermin - so sad for your loss of the lovely Vera, the valiant Zorro and their friends.

  8. Hey Hazel, while I was out on the weekend some farning people told me that alpacas help keep foxes away from chooks. They have miniature alpacas. I thought about you and your ladies. Mini alpacas would be less trouble than Bubba and Bazza maybe ;)

  9. The photo of Vera's rear looks a little like a close up of the chin of Hamish from Braveheart.

  10. So sorry to hear about your loss, Vera and her floosie ways will be missed by us all.

  11. PS love the new banner photo how is the outdoor kitchen going?


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