Feed the Hens (to the tune of Feed the Birds)
new lyrics by Skid Crease
(with full apologies to Mary Poppins, who would approve anyway)
Early each day
To the fields of the Farm
The little old chicken man walks.
In his own special way
To the people he calls,
“Come and care for our hen flocks.
Come feed our hens, show them you care
And you’ll be glad if you do
They want to lay eggs
But their feeder’s so bare
All it takes is a toonie from you.
“Feed the hens, Toonie a bag
Toonie, Toonie, Toonie a bag.”
Feed the hens.” That’s what he cries
While overhead wild birds fill the skies.
All around the old farmstead the hawks and the councillors
Look down as he sells his wares
Although we don’t see it, we know they are smiling
Each time Townsfolk show that they care.
Though his words are simple and few
Listen, listen – he’s calling to you:
“Feed the hens, Toonie a day.
Toonie, Toonie, Toonie a day.”
I’ll be doing a dress up video at the Farm to promote this one – our hens do not eat like birds! All proceeds go to the Albion Hills Community Farm and the Caledon Backyard Hens Pilot Project.
🐣 little old chicken man Skid Crease, Caledon