Just Ask Auntie

My niece Ashy calls me Auntie.  When she was younger, she would draw it out with a long whine “aaauuuntie”.  My husband and his brother started calling me that in a way to make fun.  And it stuck.  Now lots of friends call me auntie as well.   

I’ve been getting some comments and questions from some of you, so I decided to address them in the first ever installment of “Just Ask Auntie”.


From Reader Donna:   I have a “strraaaange” feeling these babies are NEVER going to make it to the chicken house!! Has anyone ever kept their grown up chickens in the house???? for forever!!

Brandi says:  I don’t think these chicks will ever live in the chicken coop, their momma will miss them too much. I can picture them all perched on the back of the couch, while you and Jason watch TV with one in each in your laps.

Aside for the non-house-brokenness of them, I might could deal with house chickens, but alas, they poop.  Everywhere.

Although I could put a nappy on them, I have been strictly warned by my husband.  He says the day I start diapering my chickens is the day he checks out of here, for good.  

Chicken Nappy

Photo source:  backyardchickens.com

Since I won’t be housing my chickens indoors, I must get my coop ready.  I have a structure already on my property, but it needs some repair and a chicken run with a covering to protect it from those flying predators. 

No, they can’t stay inside.  It’s either them or J-Dub, and he cooks pretty good.


Question from Reader Chas:  How is Molasses doing? 

Molasses (the chicken who sat spraddle-legged under the waterer all day long) is doing just fine.  Actually, she is no longer spraddle-legged and has melded well with the rest of the flock.  I can’t even recognize her anymore.  She’s probably the lone chicken that I spend chasing around the yard, ducking and dodging when I try to put her in the box to come inside.  Fast little Molasses.


Question from Leon:  Where’s my present? 

Hopefully in your pocket by now.


Again from Donna:  Do you have a dog or a cat?

Actually I have 2 dogs.  Drew Miller, named after a classmate of Ashy’s when she was in pre-school, and Grace.

Here they are walking with me yesterday.  They’re fat and need the exercise.   It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that my jeans are cutting off my circulation and that I give out chasing chickens.


Well folks, that’s it for this installment of “Just Ask Auntie”  If you have a burning question that you want answered, leave me a comment and I’ll include it next time.

Happy Pecking,



  1. Jennifer says:

    Do you have names for them all?


  2. knotrune says:

    Chicken nappies! I can hardly believe it 😀 LOL

    I wonder if they’re any good though. Or if keeping the poo next to their skin burns it a bit. How do you know when they need changing?

    I guess a coop is sensible really, although I love the idea of a row of chickens perched on the back of the sofa as you guys watch TV 🙂


  3. Donna H says:

    Hey, Angel … thanks so much for this post of “ask Auntie” ..I love knowing that you read all the replies! Two dogs!!! How wonderful! We have two “little girls with fur” also. They are the love of our lives!! I have to agree with Justin- I’d be out of there when the “chicken diapering” started! Really, I find myself tempted to go that link to check it out, but decided against it 😉 Thanks again for letting “your extended family” in for a glance at your personal space. We love you, your family (even the furry babies) and your verbal renderings! Until next time … Donna H


  4. Mama says:

    How IS Justin doing, anyway? And who is knotunes who ponders over such things as chicky nappies and burned skin and taking time to imagine a row of chickens lined up on the back of the couch as you and Justin watch TV!? Tee hee!


  5. Dear Auntie,
    Why did the chicken cross the road?
    teehee 🙂


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