Daily Prompt Play Lexicographer.
Create a new word and explain its meaning and etymology.
Chookery- noun: that part of the backyard that has been given over to chickens.
They say it will get bigger; that two hens will not be enough. You want a white one named Doris Day and you can’t resist new chicks in spring and next thing you know, you need a larger, cuter henhouse, a bigger coop, more fencing, electric elements to heat bigger water delivery systems, large quantities of feed and grit and oyster shell and hay and outbuildings.
Pretty soon you have so many eggs you can’t give them away. Pretty soon there’s too much poop. You can’t sleep in. You can’t go away. You’re over-chooked.
That will not happen to me. Betty and Wilma are enough.
But if there’s a white one that needs a home I would name her Doris Day.
Or maybe Blanche.