Way down in southern New Mexico
In a green valley
Along the Rio Grande
There is a pecan orchard
And in the middle of that orchard
You will see a little adobe house
And a little adobe garage
And next to the adobe garage sits a little chicken house...
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That little chicken house has three little doors.
Each little door leads to a little nest, but the best door of all is Door Number Three.
That's because behind Door Number Three, you will find...
Oh, no. Look out! It's Bitey Albertina and she is giving us that look.
Even though she pecks my arms, Bitey Albertina and her two Peckatini Sisters,
Lizzie and Meg, give us three eggs every single day.
|The brown egg on the right comes from Bitey Albertina,|
the other brown egg is from Liz, and the green egg comes from Green-Legged Meg.
Now, how many of you know the name of the hen who laid your breakfast egg?
If you would like to see some other home-grown eggs, check out Georgia's post, The Size, Shape, and Color of My Eggs.
And while we're on the subject of hens, I forgot to tell you that November 5th was Hug Your Chicken Day! I'm sure it's not too late--you can still hug the first chicken you see today. You might consider wearing an apron, though.