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PEEBLER: Farm Life Is Dull For Modern Chicken


Posted By: Richard K. Thompson (email)
Date: 11/23/2010 at 22:07:56

Fairfield Daily Ledger Journal
Monday July 24, 1922


When friend hen takes a flying trip across the fence into the neighboring field or truck patch or goes clucking down the road in search of the choice worms and bugs which are always the farthest from home, we think nothing of it but when she steps into the Ford and takes a ride to town we begin to think that hens like times are changing.

It may be that farm life has become dull and monotonous for the hen and she longs for a peep into the big world which lies beyond. Perhaps a wild duck or some other of her migratory friends has told her of the wonderful sights he has seen in his yearly trips and she can restrain her adventurous spirit no longer.

All of this we do not know but when Glen PEEBLER, who lives several miles south of Fairfield came to town a few days ago with his Ford loaded with oats to be ground at the Stuckey-Gossick Elevator, one of his hens came along. There she sat, not at all disturbed by the change of scenery, and evidently enjoying her adventure. Thinking that she might be lured away by the strange sights, Mr. PEEBLER tied her feet together and went about his work. When he returned to the car, however, friend hen was still there and beside her was a freshly laid egg.

Mr. PEEBLER reloaded the oats into his Ford and took the runaway hen home with him where she has probably given the entire barnyard a full account of her trip.

* Transcribed for genealogy purposes. I am not related to Glen PEEBLER nor, I as far as I know, to the hen.


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