07 Oct '11, 8pm

Hey Chickie, Wanna Buy Some Scratch?

I am a dealer of avian contraband. Or a chicken’s version of an Apple Store. Or some sort of poultry pop star. At least that’s what it looks like. I walk outside, and within seconds I have 15 fluffy, preening little pre-teens following me. And not just following, but RACING towards me, crowding around my feet, clucking and cooing (and sometimes screaming), wanting my autograph… or something more sinister. Is this what Justin Bieber feels like? Truth be told, they don’t want me, but what I can give them (ain't that always the way?). So I don't let it go to my head, nice as it is. What they really want is scratch. Scratch is a combination of grains and seeds (essentially glorified bird seed) that’s pretty much like candy – or the latest iPhone, or tickets to a Bieber show – to chickens. They’d seriously do anything for it. Really. When I go to the back of the coop to get the...

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