Fluffy – the Little Hen that Could

Fluffy – the Little Hen that Could
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes By James L. Doti, Ph.D.  I’ve read that pandemic-panic buying caused eggs to disappear from shelves. The Wall Street Journal listed eggs as the hardest hit of all the food shortages.  Not so for our household. Our girls, an assorted mix of six gorgeous hens, have kept us well-stocked with a bountiful supply of the freshest eggs around. So bountiful, in fact, that I’ve used them to barter with my neighbors. Here’s an example of the going exchange rate: In return for six eggs, our next-door neighbor gave us a bottle of Pinot Grigio with a roll of toilet paper wrapped around its neck.  We wouldn’t be so rich in eggs if it weren’t for our best producers, Henny and Penny, who like clockwork regularly lay extra-extra-large eggs every morning. But Henny and Penny wouldn’t have been part of the flock if it weren’t for our smallest, most timid, and least productive hen — Fluffy.   When I bought Fluffy from our local feed store a year ago, I was attracted to

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