As many of you know, I keep chickens. They are extremely well fed, which explains their "rotund" appearance. I have a list of things chickens like, for those of you who have chickens and don't mind spoiling them a bit. Cooked rice--happiness in the coop with a lot of cooing and clucking. Oyster crackers--lacking any other morning treat, I throw a handful of oyster crackers in the coop. It not only allows me to go in without stepping on a hen, they enjoy chasing crackers. Cooked pasta--our hens may be a cross breed of Australian chickens, but they are Italian at heart. I learned that if giving them spaghetti, cut it up or you have chicken tug-of-war going. Ham trimmings--the fat off a cooked ham, cut up fine, goes down a treat. Of course, they wander around for a bit with greasy beaks, but they don't seem to mind. Bread--corn bread, French bread, herb breads, left over dinner rolls are big on a chicken's menu. Just make sure it is stale and a little hard so they can digest it easily. Heaven help me if they ever find out about wine!