Monday, March 14, 2011

Chicken crosses the road

One thing I had been planning to blog about without actually going through with it was chickens. At one point, our house helper brought over a trio of chickens from her hometown and we transformed what used to be our dog house into a chicken house. "What a racket chickens make" was one of my first discoveries about the feathered creatures.

Another discovery I made later on was that hens tend to gang up on a lone rooster when they're all still on their growing-up weeks. Then when they reach adulthood, the tides change! It's the rooster then that throws its weight around, dominating the females come mealtime and shooing them away to have most of the rice to himself. What a bully. I'm not sure if these are the rules of the game in the world of chickens, but it's what I saw among the three that made our yard and garage their home for over a year.

I never really got to be "friends" with them because they seemed to always be scared by my mere presence. So, all that I learned about chicken life I learned from a distance. Pretty soon they had to be given away when the moving truck came. There would be no room for feathery animals in the new place we now call home.

Here's something about chickens that I saw in an interesting blog called The Daily Brouhaha, with some additional parts from The Gathering.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE!

OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time , the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its life long dream of crossing the road.

ANDERSON COOPER-CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road...

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.

JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

VOLTAIRE: I may not agree with what the chicken did, but I will defend to the death its right to do it.

CAPTAIN KIRK: To boldly go where no chicken has gone before.

1 comment:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Our maid once bought my little boy a chick for Christmas. "Chickadee" grew into a rooster. We knew it was time to get a hen when it started running after women, literally! My sister was shouting at it at the top of her lungs, "May asawa na akoooo!" When we bought a hen, she laid eggs and we were able to experience chicks getting hatched! That's my chicken story. Patsy from

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