Fly Girl

Everyday for the past few weeks she has escaped; flew the coop… I’m assuming it’s because of “The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side” syndrome.  The temptation of something better was luring her over the fence. She had everything she needed on her own side of the fence, plenty of food, a lovely courtyard to roam about in with the other hens, and one rooster.

Everyday Larry had to round her up and put her back in the pen. In his frustration he was starting to think “chicken and dumplings”. I’ve never figured out why they are smart enough to fly out and then run around like a chicken with its head cut off when it comes to getting back in. She would pace this way and that and circle the pen in a state of panic wanting to get back in and never figuring it out. Was the sky falling?

As of yesterday her flying days are over, at least for a while. Karla came over and showed us how to clip her wings. She raised parrots several years ago and would clip their wings. She still has two and they are quite entertaining. She showed us that clipping the wings is actually quite simple.

Hopefully by the time her wings grow back “Fly Girl” will have put away the thought of flying the coop again. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have a little snipping procedure to keep us from discontent, from the temptation of forbidden areas? Well actually we do, we just need to put it into use. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Ps 119:11

Too often when a new  gadget comes along I find myself straining to reach the grass on the other side. I must remember to discipline myself with these words: But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Tim 6:6-8

3 comments for “Fly Girl

  1. jel
    April 11, 2010 at 2:46 pm


    glad i don’t have wings;)

  2. April 10, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I would have to have my wings completely removed, I’m afraid.

  3. Meowmix
    April 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    We used to have a parakeet and we would clip her wings. i was sure, the first time, it was going to hurt but, apparently, it didn’t. She didn’t squawk or anything. I can think of several times in my life that I needed MY wings clipped!

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