I shouldn’t laugh, but…

@Fleura (5827)
United Kingdom
October 25, 2015 4:53pm CST
I support a variety of charities and of course they all send their various magazines and newsletters to tell me all about the good they are doing with my money. One of these is Action Aid, and I was just reading their ‘Action’ magazine. One of the articles is about their work in Bangladesh, helping communities to protect themselves from the potential impact of cyclones and flooding. Preparedness programmes include work such as raising houses on platforms and building flood defences, but apparently they are also supporting work to breed livestock, such as chickens, which are resistant to extreme weather. Now I’m sure they know what they are doing, but I do find it hard to imagine a cyclone-resistant chicken! Anyone ever come across such a creature? All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2015.
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• St. Petersburg, Florida
25 Oct 15
I meant "featherless." Guess I got a case of chickenhead. : )
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
28 Oct 15
Nope! But we did gather up around 5 dozen chicks and pushed them in a shed whilst we dealt with a hurricane as the wind had taken off the roof of the chicken coop!
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@Fleura (5827)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 15
Well done on getting them all to safety, I imagine that must have been a bit challenging! Hope you didn't suffer too much damage.
• Preston, England
26 Oct 15
A chicken that can knock on the door yelling - let us in. It's freezing out here.
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@Fleura (5827)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct 15
Now that isn't so far-fetched, they practically do that already!
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• St. Petersburg, Florida
25 Oct 15
From what I understand, chickens are not great swimmers, so I'm not sure how they would do in a flood. They can't fly much, so can't escape the storm. Maybe they can at least get in a tree. Maybe they have the idea that there could be a whole new industry around chickenless chickens, already plucked for the market when the storm abates. That's so sad....
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@Fleura (5827)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 15
No chickens definitely don't like the wet, and having given one a bath I know that their feathers really soak up the water and take a really really long time to dry out, even with a hair-drier!
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
25 Oct 15
I think they are the chickens with lead feet.
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@Fleura (5827)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 15
Surely they would drown more easily? I thought they would be more like ducks, or perhaps penguins.
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Oct 15
A bird that tough would have to be stew meat.
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