By Buttercup Wellsummer and Bruce Easteregger
BAWK! I’m Buttercup. I’m told I’m a Wellsummer hen. My friend, Butternut, and I have been living in a cozy place with a cozy inner safe space. We like it. It’s calmer since the giant gray chickens left. They were older and quite uppity. Hmph. One of them is already sitting in the leg-laying place.
Hey, I’m talking, Sapphire. We got to stay in our safe place, because we got extra-yummy food for growing but also on account of Butternut hurting her foot. The human with blue hair (she’d make a cool hen) didn’t want her getting hurt by the giant rooster or big hens on the outside.
We had a nice life. Butternut got better. We were good. Then, that dang human opened our doors! Other chickens came into our safe place! BAWK! We hid.
We got braver when we realized bugs were out there. Mmmm. Bugs. We didn’t get many in our safe place. They escaped.
We stuck together. That’s how us chickens roll. We form little sub-flocks.
We survived sleeping last night and are feeling a lot better! I’m even joining the others by running up to the humans when they show up. We all like it when the human with the egg-shaped head opens our doors in the morning.
Butternut is still shy and hangs out in the safe place. She needs to get over it! It’s fun outside!
A Hello from Bruce’s Gang
COCK-a-DOODLE-DO! It’s me, Bruce, the crazy-looking rooster who everyone loves. I’ve been having so much fun lately!
Since Star and Sapphire got released from the other pen, where they were imprisoned with the Butters, we’ve formed a unit! These gals are strong, brave, and beautiful. My kind of gals.
We’ve been exploring all over our land now! There are so many places to check out. So many yummy bugs and plants!
We go into the place with big trees, which worries the humans, but we are fine. We also go hang out with the cows. Wow, there are so many bugs in the mud by their giant water hole. Yesterday, we tried to go into the human pen, but the human who loves the cows said we couldn’t. Bummer.
We just keep going. We find yummy water in the big water holder near where the cows eat.
We hide under all the humans’ metal things. We eat!
Every night the human with the egg-shaped head shuts our doors so we can sleep in peace. Thanks, humans for the food and safety.