Ruba Fiaz

Chickens are a crazy lot,

They’ll help you dig your garden plot.

Each of them is quite unique

From their tails up to their beaks.

They flap their wings but can’t rise high,

Fly close to the ground, not in the sky.

The dominant bird will rule the roost

And pecking order, let them choose.

Roosters crow at the break of day,

Or sometimes earlier, come what may.

While chickens forage in the ground

For seeds and bugs that can be found.

Hens lay eggs when days are long,

So feed them well and keep them strong.

In turn, they’ll pay you for their keep -

As pets, chicken are cheap, “cheep, cheep.”

Photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann on Unsplash