Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:47 AM
Alice was a rescue chick. We got her on a trip to the feed store when a
surly clerk thrust her upon us after we told him that one of the chicks in
his display cage had been pasted up for 2 days. We didn't know at the time
what a favor the clerk was doing for us. Though we already had 30 chickens,
we took Alice home, along with 2 of her siblings to keep her company. Alice,
and her sisters Droopy and Sylvia were the lights of the flock. Always first
out of the pen and the last to go in at night, they had boundless energy and
enthusiasm. Alice was especially curious and never passed by an open door
into the house without coming in. She had such personality! Her mischievous
ways earned her the nickname of "scamp". She laid eggs that seemed much too
large for her diminutive size, and due to a slightly malformed oviduct, her
eggs had wrinkly shells. They were much prized by our neighbors, and
everyone wanted to make sure that they got at least one of Alice's eggs.
Alice lead what we hope was a happy chicken's life, free ranging every day,
having the run of our acreage, eating fresh corn from the garden and hearty
bread from the kitchen and retiring to a safe and secure roost every night.
Very sadly Alice has passed, as have her sisters Droopy and Sylvia. But they
are in our hearts, remembered with love every day and very much missed.