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Cock-a-doodle-day

18th Mar, 2015 | Posted by in Blog

Thursday 19th March is Poultry Day, which seems a bit fowl. *chortle*

A celebration of not just chickens but also turkeys, ducks, geese and the like, I still couldn’t think of anything to write about. I wasn’t in the mood to decide which feathered characters would be suitable for a post on famous chickens from history, and I couldn’t even be bothered to rustle up my top ten fictional quail, which is really saying something.

Then I remembered there’s a Facebook page that interacts with DOTY’s on a regular basis called The Mill of Hereford, a retailer of pet, lawn, equine and farm supplies, and yes, they even sell live poultry. Sorted.

When I originally came across this business, I thought it was located in the English city of Hereford (fair enough really, seeing how I’m a tea-loving limey). But no, it’s actually at 17106 York Road, Monkton, Maryland, which apparently is 3,563 miles away from my home as the pheasant flies. So it’s not where I personally would shop for weed-and-feed, but it’s a pretty nifty place regardless.

Looking through their page, the face that pops up the most is that of Jordyn, a team member who always seems to have a lovely smile to share with The Mill’s digital audience and, I’m sure, in-store customers. The picture above shows Jordyn with one of those boards you stick your face through for a photo; I’d like to do it myself, but travelling across an ocean is a bit much for a quick Instagram opportunity.

Have you visited The Mill of Hereford or any of the company’s other branches in Bel Air, Black Horse, Hampstead, Red Lion or Whiteford? If you have, tweet a pic and tag in @sobananapenguin and @themillstores. I’d especially like to see some poultry, and if you’ve posed in that chicken board I’ll definitely retweet you. A tweet from Jordyn herself would make this the best Poultry Day ever.

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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