"Yes Goldie, I see that you do. This is highly unusual as you girls are to use the proper pecking order and Bertha should be tending to any hen house matters. Please explain."
"Well sir, I did go to Bertha about the other hens not letting me back into the flock after my injury and she just chased me off in the direction of the others and let them go after me, I even thought I heard her cackling."....."Oh no, here she comes, I must go hide."
"Goldie, come back, it is alright."
"No, I am staying away."
"What reports, I don't know of anything disturbing."
"I think you do, little Goldie claims that she is being treated poorly and is not being allowed back into the flock."
"Why aren't you looking me in the eye Bertha?"
"I am busy scratching bugs up for Goldie to eat, yeah, that's it, I am getting food for Goldie, see I am taking care of her."
" If that is so then why is Goldie hiding from you over there, can you explain that?"
"What did you say Bertha?" "Are you going to take care of this problem?"
What will happen to Goldie? Will she ever get back into the flock or will we find that there is some underlying reason that Bertha doesn't want Goldie around? How long will the people be able to have her in the dog carrier in the living room but more important how long will she fit in the makeshift coop?...To be continued.
Wishing you all a joy filled weekend.