Chicken Stuff

Between Eggs-Between Chickens
@Ceerios (4755)
Goodfellow, Texas
October 12, 2015 1:30pm CST
The other day, one of our many myLot buddies asked "How do you keep the stink out when you raise chickens?" ( Ann LeFlore of French Polynesia - @poehere ) Having not all that much better to do that day, I did what I could to answer Ms Ann's question. There was some good help in arriving at the answer, for my bride and I do not keep chickens around here other than in the freezer. That having been said and done, I thought of chickens today for some egg laying here on this remarkable barnyard of the Internet. I went back and pulled up two items from earlier times - one being the "dedication" deal from an early, early book ( "Mother Gus" ) - and the other a chicken doggerel once put onto a spot over on the HubPages place (now, providentially removed). Then, because today is yet a brand new day, it seemed fitting to come along with a brand new chicken thing - and so I did. Here are the oldies: Mother Gus dedication "To those of us who understand that Chicken Little was correct when she declared, “Big eggs hurt.” Also, to those of us who do not really understand that particular declaration. As well, to those of us who do not understand much of anything, and, finally, to anyone left out of the above." Which Came First? "Our hen laid an egg on the roof. She did that one day as a spoof. In the sun it got hot, went completely to pot. Soon our rooster and hen were aloof." And - here's a new one - freshly laid today: Hallowe'en Eggs May saints preserve us, eggs and all, throughout the Spring, and Summer, Fall. Soon it gets to Hallowe'en. (Not earlier or in-between.) On that day we'll lay eggs red, and blue, and green, and even plaid. When kiddies beat upon the door, Give 'em eggs, one, two, three, four. I know you think we chickens are dumb critters. You are wrong by far. We know the holidays by heart. About those eggs - ain't we plain smart? Whatever you may be thinking right now, stop. Some of us chicken lovers simply have to express our fondness for this ridiculous critter in words of praise and total silliness. Blame it on the weather if you like. Just remember what happened to the chicken that ran across the road. Shame on you if that last bit caused you to smile. Remember always - "Be kind to your egg-laying friends, for a chicken may be somebody's mother." Image source - MorgueFile-Photo by Ronnie B
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
12 Oct 15
This is such a cute post. I love your poems and how you made such light of this one. Great job.
@Ceerios (4755)
• Goodfellow, Texas
12 Oct 15
Ms Ann ( @poehere ) It is Monday here and Tuesday there, so I would not dare to disagree with you for fear of being shoved into Wednesday.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
12 Oct 15
@Ceerios Oh my dear say contra it's Monday here and hopefully not Wednesday there. LOL
@Ceerios (4755)
• Goodfellow, Texas
12 Oct 15
Ms Ann ( @poehere ) - Well now, I am quite soundly corrected. Here I thought that you were on the other side of the International Date Line. That might mean that I must undertake to obtain a sufficiently correct map or model of the globe. How about that?
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Oct 15
I know some people who have gotten into chickens, we used to raise some when I was very small. the only bad thing is how to care when you go out of town, which we did enough we finally stopped raising, because really, who chicken sits?
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@Susan2015 (21310)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@Jessicalynnt Good point. Although I would think they would be easy to take care of.
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@Ceerios (4755)
• Goodfellow, Texas
12 Oct 15
Jessa Lyn ( @Jessicalynnt ) - I have been told that if you have a pet cat or two, they can be counted on to keep watch over your chickens. Cats go for birds of all types, so I am told.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Oct 15
@Ceerios hahahah! yeah, and protect them in their tummies
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@Susan2015 (21310)
• United States
12 Oct 15
that is very funny. Very good poem.
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@Ceerios (4755)
• Goodfellow, Texas
12 Oct 15
Ms SusanZ ( @Susan2015 ) - You are correct. That poem WAS good. I did not have to punish it - not at all. Killing those doggerels would have been to the benefit of mankind, however. Bye-the-bye - It pleases me considerably that you found this stuff to be funny. I am consoled by that, so, thank you.
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@Susan2015 (21310)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@Ceerios This reminds me of the Geico insurance commercial of the free range chicken riding the train.She's in the diner looking at someone who has eggs on his plate.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
12 Oct 15
Who did come first the chicken or the egg? I enjoyed your poem even thought I didn't understand all of it.
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@Ceerios (4755)
• Goodfellow, Texas
12 Oct 15
marcyaz ( @Marcyaz ) - The question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, is hard to answer. So is the question, "Why did the chicken run across the road?" "Colonel Sanders" of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Company had this to say about that chicken running across the road question - "You mean we missed one of them?"
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@Ceerios Good answer by Colonel Sanders "You mean we missed on".
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
13 Oct 15
@Ceerios Great one I would say. Thanks for that.
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• United States
13 Oct 15
Chicken poop stinks, no ifs and or buts.
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@Ceerios (4755)
• Goodfellow, Texas
13 Oct 15
Ms Abby ( @AbbyGreenhill ) - Truer words have never before been spoken - unless, of course, I said them myself...
• United States
13 Oct 15
@Ceerios LOL!!!
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@ria1606roy (2818)
• Kolkata, India
13 Oct 15
Funny poems. Learnt all there was about chicken. Good lesson! Also I love how you call your wife 'bride'. It's a whiff of the bygone era.
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@Ceerios (4755)
• Goodfellow, Texas
13 Oct 15
Howdy Ria Roy ( @ria1606roy ) - A person can never learn enough about chickens. They are the only bird in the world that can count to 100 without missing a single number. I tested 7 of them, then 43, then 79, then 94, and finally got all the way up through 133. They never missed. How did they do that? Easy. they'd count 1 and then pull out a feather, 2, and pull out another feather, and on up the number scale. When the bones showed through on their wing, they stopped. It was always on "100" that the bone showing happened. Smart birds. Well, maybe not. They can't fly. Bony wings. Not so smart, I suppose.
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• Kolkata, India
13 Oct 15
@Ceerios haha right! Good counters they are, chickens!
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