Hen Party

Fine feathered friends

Consider destination

Eat here or move on?


n.b. It is often tricky getting a diverse group of acquaintances to stick to an itinerary. Someone voices an alternative, discussion ensues, original plans go to cock. Travelling solo has advantages, but for laughs an outing with your mates takes some beating.


n.n.b. The hens, with token male in tow, decided to head off to the open field next.


CLP 12/01/2020

Super Fluffy Animals

Boxed in hundreds

Cross country dawn travellers

Bright yellow chirps. Cheap.


n.b. Day old from the hatchery and making noise at a pitch that makes thinking difficult, the little creatures have been delivered to walk the earth, pick up grit for the crop and eat the grain crumbs before they are ready to be put out in the fields.

They cost about sixteen shillings and six pence each, if you were wondering, (67.5p in decimal currency for the younger reader).

n.n.b. Apologies to Welsh band, Super Furry Animals for the title of this blog post.


CLP 28/06/2019


There are fewer feathers than you might hope

On these near birds

That we breed to feed and feed

In their hundreds

Affordable meat for many

Yet how many don’t make it to table?

They stuff themselves sick

Before being stuffed themselves

That is those that make it beyond the pen

That haven’t been scooped from the coop

There are fewer feathers than you might think

When they’re carried off to the foxes’ den


CLP 12/05/2019