A treat for Bonnie

Every day, I hand my hens a little treat. Bonnie is the only one who will take it from my fingers.

This video shows her taking a bit of bread. Pecking a bite from the slice was too much for her, though if I set it down and stepped back, she and the other two hens would peck away at it.

My other two girls watched from a distance. They will not venture this close.

Bonnie was hand-raised by my friend Kathy. When it was impossible to keep her chicks in town, they came to me. Bonnie is the only one remaining.

Once in a while, I made popcorn for them, but they had that every day and off of it for a while. Now I share stale bread, melon rind, and other table scraps.

Maybe one day I’ll be able to temp the others to come if I bring them grapes. That’s the girls’ all-time favorite treat.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

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