So – the Mail and the Guardian ran my chick lit on the same day.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1279939/Hen-pecked-How-pair-chickens-urban-garden-taught-family-lessons-life.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/may/22/chickens-eggs-coop-pets-recipe

Comments (always a danger area – open to exploitation from journalists manque, often exhibiting a particularly grumpy brand of self-righteousness) are generally charming and enthusiastic. Only the odd misery-guts gets angry about the bit in the Mail where I slaughter my own bird – proof, apparently, of what a cruel and heartless person I am. I just wonder what these moralists think about the 830 million miserable industrial chickens electrocuted every year in this country, in order to fill our supermarket shelves…

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