They run everywhere — they’re chooks. They’re lovely. He’s got some chooks to look after. He’s looked after the little ones, not the big ones.
He’s a man, definitely a man. His name is “Hey You” and he’s walking along and feeding the chickens. They need to go to a place where they want to go. Maria’s mother gave her son one chicken. He was very happy. That’s right!
The man’s job is to look after the chickens all the time. He has big chickens to look after. “Hey You” has a family to feed, too. He must be keen if his chickens have names. One is called Manakokori after his daughter.
It’s lunchtime, he has a torch in his hand. The weather is quite good. He’s wondering if he can look after them properly. He’s thinking about giving them water and food, and also about a nice girl. He has forgotten to put on his socks.
It’s taking place in the backyard. The eggs come from the chickens — the mother sits on the eggs. There were sounds in the backyard, a rooster. There was “kooka-ri-coooo”. Then if one started, they would all start!
“Hey You” took the chickens home to feed them. He certainly had a lot of them. He doesn’t always treat them right and they have to speak to the manager. He looks after them well. He collects the eggs and sells them. And when the chickens grow up, they cut them and sell them!
This story was created by Val, Maria, Maria B., Helen, Doreen, Nicholas and Bill at Mary Potter House, Calvary Hospital on 7 July 2014.