Kentucky, 1945, there is a boy in the barn doing exercises. That's his little sister Barbie, and he doesn't want her in there while he's exercising, so he kicked her out. Nobody else is around, just them and Whitey the chicken. Whitey isn't like other chickens. She talks. So, she and Barbie are talking. They are talking about how mean her brother is for kicking her out of the barn, and how they can get back at him.
Barbie can smell the usual farm smells like manure, and animal feed, but it doesn't bother her. She loves the meowing of the barn cats asking for some extra food or milk that might be offered, and there is a friendly fox that begs along.
Barbie and her brother live on the farm with their grandparents, who have now come outside and are talking amongst themselves. They see her talking, and come over by the barn. "Who are you talking to?" they ask her.
"I'm talking to Whitey, the chicken, of course!"
"And does he answer you?" asks Grandpa.
"Of course!" she answers.
"Oh Mylanta!" exclaims Grandma! "She's been smelling too much manure fumes! Chickens can't talk!"
Barbie feels quite silly, and never tells anyone about her talking chicken again.