Two Chooks Please

@JudyEv (123285)
Bunbury, Australia
February 19, 2017 4:24pm CST
Someone's post reminded me of this but I can't for the life of me remember whose post it was. A woman went into a butcher's and wanted a dressed chook (chicken). The butcher only had the one left but didn't tell the woman. She looked at the chook and thought it was a bit small. Did the butcher have one a bit bigger? He took the chook out the back, came back with it and showed it to the woman. She said that yes, it would do nicely but then she decided she'd take them both. I don't know what happened next! And so I can't be accused of simply telling a joke, here is your lesson for the day. When birds crouch down onto a perch to go to sleep, the tendons in their legs tighten and cause the toes to automatically clamp round the perch or branch. This involuntary reflex stops them from falling off when they go to sleep. The tendons stay tight till they straighten their legs in the morning. And another thing – why it is called a 'dressed' chicken when it is so very obviously undressed? There are some beautiful and unusual poultry breeds so I've broken my rule – again – of only using photos that Vince or I take. Here is a Polish rooster courtesy of Wikimedia. Joe Mabel [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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@DianneN (78316)
• United States
19 Feb 17
Lol! I need to hear the ending of that joke! Somehow I knew that about poultry, which I must have picked up in my readings. I'm certainly no farmer!
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
Mother Nature is wonderful, isn't she? She has thought of most things - that's because she's a woman.
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@DianneN (78316)
• United States
20 Feb 17
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
19 Feb 17
That is a cool looking rooster. I didn't know about the bird when they sleep. So I learned something new.
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
Pretty smart thinking wasn't it to have this happen. Otherwise chooks would be falling off their perches all over the place.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
20 Feb 17
@JudyEv thst would be funny lol
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
20 Feb 17
I love your story, I would be curious to know how it ended. I know what I would have told if I were the butcher "sorry I have to keep one of the two for another clients and those are my last two".
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
Oh Anna that is so clever! I didn't know you could be so devious! I couldn't think of any way that the butcher could get out of his pickle but that is the ideal response. Well done. I'm very impressed.
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
20 Feb 17
@JudyEv I am Italian after all, we always find a way.
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
@LadyDuck Vince would probably have thought of something like that too but I would have been so overcome with guilt that I wouldn't be able to think of anything.
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@allknowing (65162)
• India
20 Feb 17
That joke is a perfect camouflage (lol) Joke? What joke? I too wondered why the word 'dressed' Never mind (lol)
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
Poor butcher! He'd be in a bit of a bind wouldn't he?
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@allknowing (65162)
• India
20 Feb 17
@JudyEv Full marks for those who can solve the butcher's predicament
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
@allknowing I can't think of any way out of it. Maybe just to faint on the floor.
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@amadeo (65946)
• United States
19 Feb 17
another interesting story there.Judy.Thank you.I have to leave.I got to crow. That is an interesting photo there
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
Well, don't go ruffling anyone's feathers Alfredo.
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@amadeo (65946)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@JudyEv I try not do.But they are days.Believe me.LOL
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@Gillygirl (17283)
• Sutton, England
19 Feb 17
I knew birds did that. I would feel terrible about eating that chook. He's so beautiful.
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
He is very handsome isn't he?
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@Gillygirl (17283)
• Sutton, England
20 Feb 17
@JudyEv He's a beauty!
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
19 Feb 17
Ick lol I do not find the one in this photo beautiful. What a funny story about the butcher and the woman wanting a larger one. I would love to know the full ending. I never knew that birds talons automatically latch on like that to prevent them from falling off in their sleep. Very interesting!
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
I thought maybe some would have seen the Polish chickens but not so far. Haven't got to the end of the comments yet.
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@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
19 Feb 17
I have seen these types of doves with crazy looking feathers around their feet and tail I believe. I think they were a type of dove
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
There is a silkie chicken which has feathers down the feet and some pigeons have funny feathering too. Quite likely there is a dove as well.
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@xFiacre (4452)
• Ireland
19 Feb 17
@judyev A handsome fellow indeed, but which end are we looking at?
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
Haha. Yes you could wonder that. Well, if an egg pops out, it's not his head end and it's not a 'he' either. That much you can be sure of - in a world full of uncertainties.
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@rebelann (41354)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Feb 17
I've never seen a chicken like that, kool bird. I learn so much here, I sure didn't know about how birds sleep. Kool info, thanks.
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
I keep learning cool stuff too. Sometimes I learn hot stuff.
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@rebelann (41354)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Feb 17
Ahhhh, so you've gotten tangled in one of daddyevils threads @JudyEv
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
@rebelann It seems so. I didn't really see it happening though.
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@Yadah04 (3024)
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
i wonder about that expression too. funny why they even call it dressed chicken right.
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@Yadah04 (3024)
• Philippines
21 Feb 17
@JudyEv i actually asked my husband about it and he was very generous about answering it. he said that in chicken world, dressed simply means being ready for cooking, like it is cleaned - feathers removed.
@silvermist (20100)
• India
20 Feb 17
@JudyEv Well,that is an interesting story(Joke,?) about the Butcher and Chook.
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
I hope you enjoyed it.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
20 Feb 17
@JudyEv Of course I did.
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@acelawrites (10961)
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
It's a beautiful rooster. I thought it's not chicken, but another kind of bird. Why is it really called "dressed" when it's totally "undressed!" So weird.
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
He is very handsome isn't he? And yes, it seems a stranger term - 'dressed'.
@tzwrites (4913)
• Romania
20 Feb 17
I am looking to buy some cool breeds of chickens and I have seen so many beautiful types
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
There are some amazing breeds around. Check out the Sebright which has really pretty plumage. Frizzles are a bit different too.
@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Feb 17
Huh, so that's why they don't fall. I had no idea. Thanks for the knowledge!
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
So many things to learn - so little time.
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
20 Feb 17
Well, from the standpoint of someone in Business, never joke around like this and make people think you have more than one, as many times it could come back and bite you and then you have to find a Best way to get out of it.
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
That's true. I bet he never did it again. In fact I don't know how he would have out of this and kept the customer.
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@Kandae11 (37040)
20 Feb 17
I wonder how he got out of that one..
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
Yes. I can't think of any way out really. He was going to end up with egg on his face, wasn't he?
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Feb 17
I did not know that about birds legs and their toes going around the clamp when they fall asleep.
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
It is a clever trick isn't it?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
19 Feb 17
I so badly want to make a 'chooking your chicken' joke here but I won't...
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
Probably best not. :)
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Feb 17
What a funny name to call chickens, Judy! Do you know why they are called chooks in Australia? (Never mind, Judy... I looked it up myself... then kept getting sidetracked. Ended up learning what the word fanny means in Australia, too! That shocked me! I've always known that word to mean hips or *ss!)
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
That's why we have 'bum bags' and not fanny bags'.
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Feb 17
@JudyEv NOW, I understand! SMH!
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