Leave it to a bunch of hens …
Those garrulous girls can be heard
all around the farm.
Is a raccoon causing the ruckus?
A weasel, perhaps? Stray dog? Barn cat? Eagle? Owl?
The uproar sends me running every time,
tripping over my feet and bushes along our pathways,
to see what’s ruffling their feathers.
And more often than not,
what do I find?
Just a coop full of cachinnating chickens …
What’s so funny?
Cachinnate (KAK-i-nayt): a verb meaning to laugh very loudly or immoderately.