I walk outside to make sure the other chickens are in the coop, snoozing. I am wearing my huge night-shirt and white robe with flip-flops on my feet, even though it's freezing.
Imagine my shock as one of the chickens runs over to me and gets herself under my housecoat so she can immediately start her furious pecking upon my exposed toes. Now, I'm hopping around, swinging my housecoat away to get her out from underneath it and I manage to break away for a second ---- only for her to make another made dash toward me and my toes.
What the heck?
Something about night-time with porch lighting made my toes look like delicious chicken treats.
I gave up and ran back inside with the chicken at my feet, not giving up.
Never again will I go outside at night to see the chickens, basically barefoot; that is a mistake. My toes need a day to get over the trauma of being pecked without compassion.
Next time, I'll be prepared for the assault upon my Little Piggies and I will go out there with my trusty bamboo-shoo stick. Everyone should have a bamboo-shoo stick. The chickens respect that stick and my toes give praise for its talent at being able to keep an astray chicken from veering my direction.
A bamboo-shoo stick is an essential tool to have at home when there are chickens sharing your abode.
Thank you bamboo-shoo stick, my Little Piggies are grateful for the power you wield so elegantly.