My chicken routine

Whenever I go out to the chicken coop, I have to do certain things.

  1. I prepare some sort of treat for them to distract them from attacking me when I get their feed. I have to go IN the coop to get their feed, and they are CRAZY CHICKENS.
  2. I put my chicken hat on. My chicken hat is a hat that covers my ears so they don’t eat my earrings. (Before you ask “why don’t you just take your earrings out,” let me tell you THIS. It takes way too much time to take them off and put them back on, and technically I’m not even supposed to take them out for that long. So there.)
  3. I prepare my *british accent* attire. I now use closed-toe shoes (I’ve had an… experience with open-toe shoes.), I can wear shorts as long as I don’t get anything like bedding or chicken poop on them, because they think, “Hey, look at this! We gotta raid her to get this thing off of her!”
  4. I walk down to the coop and prepare to be ATTACKED!
  5. Usually, I talk to them through the window first. “Buh? Buh duh!” *proud at learning to speak chicken (hello Charlie :P)*
  6. I open latches and listen to the “mystery clucks” of the chickens before I open the door. They hear me out there. They all crowd around the door, waiting for me to open it. “Cluck?” Cashew asks. (hello Charlie :P)
  7. I prepare for the attack one last time, take a deep breath, and open the door. Instantly, I start pushing the chickens away from the door. “SCREE!” Ethel warns.
  8. I throw the treats towards the back of the coop. The girls run over to them, seeing what’s there.
  9. While I have time, I jump into the coop and grab their food. I jump out, shutting the door, and fill their feed.
  10. I open the door to put their food in. I let them crowd around it, pecking it. If they’re all eating, they won’t do any harm to me. Then, I put their food on the chain and let them eat.
  11. I shut the door, take my hat off. I don’t like wearing the hat in summer. I walk back to the house and wash my hands.

That is the end of my chicken routine. See ya,

Christina

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MY CHICKEN ATE MY EARRINGS! Part 2

Remember (or not) my old post a few weeks ago when my chicken ate my earrings? At the end of the post, I wrote, Then, today I went out to look for my diamond earring and another hen (or the same one) jumped and ate the diamond starter earring on the OTHER SIDE.

You might not have understood what that meant. So, today is a post about what that meant.


The day before, I was with my friend at the chicken coop and they ate my earring. My friend slept over. The next day, I tried to take my other diamond earring off so it would match. I couldn’t get the back off. I tried for, like, 30 minutes and I couldn’t get it off. My mom said “why don’t you just have the chickens take it off?” and that was just what happened. She was joking, but the chickens ACTUALLY took it off and ate it. I guess they like the way sterling silver tastes.

Introducing The Summer Bored Games

Check out what Clara and her friends are hosting!

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GUYS, I AM SUPER EXCITED FOR TODAY’S POST. I think you’re really going to love it! Over the past few months, my friends Megan, K.A., Allison, and I have been working on something extremely amazing for you guys. It’s creative, challenging, and super, super, fun – and what’s more, it’s the perfect cure to all those long summer afternoons when you’re suffering from boredom and wishing for something awesome to do!

Now that you’re hopefully as excited as I am – my friends, it is my pleasure to introduce to you…

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*enthusiastic applause* YAY!

The Summer Bored Games is a fun and creative way to bust boredom this summer, with dozens of wacky challenges – from thoughtful, creative pursuits to completely random activities. Collect points by completing challenges, and enter to win an awesome prize!

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Let’s take a look at the details, shall we? 😀

CHALLENGE HOSTS:

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Summer Reading Programs

Need something to do this summer? You should sign up for a summer reading program at your local library!

Summer reading programs are basically where you read and log what books you’ve read, how much time you spent reading them this summer, you can write reviews on books you read, you can get rewards for reading (such as coupons and raffle tickets), and you can earn online badges in some programs.

This is my 2nd year doing it, and different counties do different things. Last year I signed up for 2 programs in different counties, and this year I’m only doing 1 program, the one I like better. The problem is, I’m starting to forget to log my reading minutes, and I only logged about 5 hours so far!

It’s really fun. You should sign up for your local summer reading program today! Yay!!! Whoo-hoo!

Goodbye for this exact moment,

Christina

*this post is REALLY late. I signed up for summer reading the day that it started, June 1st. It ends sometime in August at most libraries