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Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Wordless World

The soul that can speak through the eyes, can also kiss with a gaze.
~Gustav Adolfo Becquer
There was a time when everyone spoke without words.
A time when gazing into each other’s eyes,
we simply understood.
We spoke with our hearts.
Words did not get in the way.
The language was pure.
It has been a long time since humans communicated without words.
Words made the world complicated.
To me, chickens remind me that life should be simpler.
Sometimes when I catch one of their glances our eyes lock.
And for just a moment,
I understand.
I feel.
I “listen”
Volumes are “spoken”.
This henny girl belongs to my dear friend Viola.  She is eight years old and was one of two survivors in a devastating attack by a weasel that killed the rest of her 20 family members.  She was found frightened perched up high in the corner of the rafters.  This photo was taken about a week after the attack in her new reinforced home.  Our eyes locked immediately.  I was frozen for a moment in her gaze.  It lasted about 5 minutes.  Neither of us moved.  We were busy; connecting.
Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest


Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Not A Word

When I see the girls look at me like this, I can’t help but wonder what are they thinking?  Oyster Cracker was staring intensely at me and our souls seemed to connect.  Usually, these stolen moments occur when the girls visit me as I go about my daily coop duties.  This is how the girls and I communicate best.  Thoughts, feelings and emotions can be conveyed without speaking a word.  Today, I was able to capture one of our moments to share with you.

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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