Just before DEFRA decreed that chickens had to be locked up I overheard the conversation below – things are getting out of hand, we need to act fast before everyone on the farm is plunged into despondency and the entire system grinds to a halt.
Right sheep, listen up. As new management chicken in charge of hay chewing I have to tell you all that your chewing of hay is unsatisfactory, completely unfit for purpose. To be honest it is a shambles and I have never seen such incompetent hay chewing on all the farms I have visited. Your whole approach needs to abolished and rethought. Now I will be putting together a new strategy for hay chewing that will include a series of forms for completion and guidelines. I will not be undertaking any consultation on this matter, I am not interested in your input, after all you have demonstrated quite plainly that you know nothing about hay chewing. I am a busy cockerel though – I have tail feathers to preen – so this new strategy might take some time. Therefore I have decided that in the meantime you should probably keep on chewing your hay as you always have. But remember you are doing it wrong and you will have to ask me in person for your hay.
Things are looking bad round here. I know the sheep can be messy eaters but they seem to be doing a good job and I am not sure what an upstart cockerel can add to the process.
Some management chickens are all tail feathers and cockadoodledoo, but here on the smallholding we have a system in place for dealing with them ….. and it doesn’t involve paperwork …..
just a axe …..
Shottisham Campsite …. taking a stand against management chickens …. and making a tasty stock in the process.