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Chicken Danger

Katrina Van Tassel sends us a question from Sleepy Hollow, Connecticut:

Gary Larson Is it possible for chickens to "turn bad" and possibly cause harm to the farmer?

Good question, Katrina. Most people don't know this, but chickens can be especially hazardous during the Halloween season.  The danger is caused by a freak astronomical event that somehow temporarily increases the intelligence factor of every 7th hen. This alone is nothing to worry about, but if that super hen is allowed to cackle out commands to her sisters, then you're in trouble....as can be seen in the picture provided. Please keep all cutting tools well away from the chicken coop for at least the next few days. Expert opinions vary on exactly how long this effect will last.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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