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Lucille Chicken is a high maintenance chook. Several weeks ago we noticed she was unwell, with her tail drooping she just sat by our back door, not eating or drinking. So a vet visit was arranged, and nearly $100 later we brought her home. She needed fluids, antibiotics and plenty of TLC. We even placed a hot water bottle in her straw nest.

I am pleased to say she is much recovered, and has resumed her place at the top of the pecking order (she chases dogs, cats and any other hapless creature who lands in her yard).

I just have one question. $100 is an awful lot of omelettes …. Miss L, do you eggspect to repay our kindness anytime soon and start laying again, or are you just an ornamental garden chook?

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*Featured in Representational Digital Art in Jan 2011. Thanks moderators!

And featured in Layered with Texture in Jan 2011. Thank you moderators!*

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia which are a constant inspiration to me in my photography. As an observer of nature and the world around around me, I find many subjects here which I try to portray in an artistic and interesting way. Please contact me if there are any of my images you wish to purchase or otherwise use.

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  • polly470
    polly470almost 4 years ago

    Lucille is GORGEOUS!!!!!

  • polly470
    polly470almost 4 years ago

    Ps …the write up made me laugh!!

  • thanks Polly, and I love all your chookie adventures too. they are such characters, make me laugh every day!!

    – Barb Leopold

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    lol…Barb- she makes a great ornamental at any rate, and brilliant model! Love your treatment here.

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyalmost 4 years ago

    Worth every cent, Barb when if she looks in real life as gorgeous as she does here, although the occasional ‘Chicken Cacciatore’ whispered in her ear would probably do no harm at all.

  • tee hee, I regularly threaten her with the axe Jan …. doesn’t make any difference (only joking!)

    – Barb Leopold

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyalmost 4 years ago

    delete ‘when’ … mutter, mutter

  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 4 years ago

    well i hope you sell some of these to pay for the vet bill LOL, great shot of dear lucille barb

  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 4 years ago

    love jans comment soooo funny.

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopealmost 4 years ago


  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago

    Bravo! greeting from Bangkok; your artwork is so beautiful; I like your idea to created it:)

    Hug someone you love before begin to work a day:)

    Best regards,


  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 4 years ago

    Lol…..thank you so much for putting a smile on my face this morning :))
    Lucille is beautiful and deserves all money spend !!!!!!!!!!
    You are a sweety too for caring so much Barb.

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