They are not chickens madam they are hens

I have a number of things that annoy me, one of those beingĀ  people who refer to my girls as chickens rather than hens.

I dare say all hen lovers have heard it, the mother stopping by with her children and saying “Ah! look Henry aren’t those chickens cute”

In the early days I would rush across chastise the mother and insist that she call my girls hens and not chickens.

Nowadays, although tempted, I try to refrain myself and ignore these comments, it can be very hard though, especially if I hear their children repeating the comments and calling my hens chickens.

So remember, next time you take your little darlings to visit the local farm, spare a thought for the keeper of the hens and don’t call her little darlings chickens!