Chickens Stories from Our Nest

How to Act Like a Lady

One thing about keeping chickens is that they are always fascinating to watch. Between watching the older girls and the new little chickens, one thing is clear, these girls do not behave like ladies should. Through having a presence on social media, it has become all too clear to me that some women have forgotten to act like ladies. Sometimes, they act like….well… hens. It’s no wonder henpecked is sometimes a word used to describe the way women behave.

Learning from Hens Behaving Badly

Don’t peck first and ask questions later.

Don’t pick on those less fortunate.

Don’t gossip.

Whether broody or a bit light in the feathers, baring too much skin is never a good idea.

Don’t hog all the treats.

Don’t step on anyone’s heads (especially when they have just fallen asleep).

Keep the noise down.

Lice are never a good thing.

Don’t poop in the nesting boxes.

Keep your bottoms clean.

Of course, why should the flock act like ladies? After all, they are chickens. Ladies on the other hand should focus on supporting one another, being dear friends, confidants, cheerleaders, and there for one another when no one else sees or shares their visions. Women are capable of sharing very wonderful and special bonds between one another. They may not always agree or see eye to eye and that is completely okay. It’s how you carry yourself in your day to day activities that folks are going to remember you for. At least, that’s the way that I’d like to be remembered. I hope you feel the same way too.

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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  • What a cute and very true post! My chickens can act very badly sometimes but there is no doubt that they are a family…………some people could learn some lessons from that. I also love your header…..it's so pretty!

  • Hello. I'm missing your Down Home Blog Hop. Are you just taking a break or are you going to discontinue it. I really miss it. Take care.

    • Hello there Lyn! Life got a bit hectic and I took a break while working on numerous book deadlines. I was considering stopping it…but now folks wish for it to return. I'm hoping to have it up again next week. Thank you for such a sweet comment!

  • Amen! I really enjoyed this post! Have a great week!

  • Very true indeed.

  • Ha! We've only had our girls for a little over 5 weeks and I already recognize some of these behaviours. It's a good thing they're so cute. :o) Blessings, Carolynn

  • Oh so true. A couple of weeks ago I got a comment that absolutely devastated me! It was so rude that I quit blogging for a week because of it. The problem was that it came from a popular blogger!!! I decided to pull my big girl panties up and shake it off (maybe she was just having a bad day) and try again, this time with a smile on my face. I will always remember how that felt, so I will never knowingly be rude or mean to another blogger. I guess that's what it feels like to be hen pecked! BTW – missing Down Home Blog Hop! It was one of my favorites!