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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Finding chicken Zen


Last updated 11/19/2020 at 8:08pm

Jana Hill

Mattie McAllister and her pet chicken, Hazel, toured Paddywack in Mill Creek's Town Center, on Nov. 17.

I was visiting Mill Creek last night in a downpour, and I met a chicken. Her name is Hazel. She seemed to be on tour and having a lovely time seeing what work looked like, for the people-folk. She was unfazed by the hip-height dog nearby or the nosy editor asking her name.

Meeting a chicken is not something everyone appreciates, but I grew up in a household that had several. One had blue features that popped out of the top of her head like a spout, and we named her "Hairdo." Blue eggs were her specialty. I can do a chicken impression.

I know that if eggs are brown, that does not mean they...

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