Hi, my name is Maggie, and I like chickens.
I can already tell you're mistaking my meaning. You think that I like them in my belly. I suppose that's fair--I am a dog, after all--but it's also wrong. I want the lady-human's flock of chickens to be my friends, not my food.
I just can't figure out how to tell them that.
I try so hard. Sometimes I bark at them in a friendly manner. Sometimes I run along the edge of their fence and try to get them to play with me by wagging my butt in the air.
A few weeks ago, one actually did come out. It flew right over the fence to say, "Hello!" I was so excited. I grabbed that friendly chicken and gave it a big kiss with my slobbery tongue. And then I kissed it again and again and again...until the boy-human came out and hollered. And then the man-human came out and hollered s'more.
They put my new friend back behind the fence with the other hens, and said she was "one pissed-off chicken". I don't really know what that means, but it was obvious that the humans did not feel that our encounter was successful.
*Sigh.* I guess I'll just have to keep at it. But if any of you have any tips on how to communicate better with chickens I'm all (fluffy and floppy) ears.