Une Poule= oon poole, a chicken.
Ma poule = literally "my chicken", babe, a term of endearment.....
So Little Sister has been learning this nursery rhyme at school about a chicken on a wall that pecks at stale bread. Imagine our surprise when the very next day we were driving along and saw this sassy bird strolling in the middle of surburbia. Little Sister could hardly believe her eyes. It was like she'd seen the Hannukah Armadillo or something :-)
In case you'd like to try out the song for yourself or your kiddos here it is in a rather well enunciated version:
"Une poule sur un mur, qui picote du pain dur, picoti, picota, lève la queue et puis s'en va."