henhouse

Posted by Ellen

Ms. Angel, the hen at left, poses with a colleague atop our niece Jess's henhouse in Tempe, Arizona. These two are Jess's oldest layers, we're told, and perhaps the best behaved of her dozen or so chicks and hens.

"I tried really hard to get them all together and have them smile for me," she reports, "but it isn't easy to get them to do what I want."