Things I’ve Learnt About Chickens…

  1. That the movie Chicken Run, is based off real live events. 
  2. The raptors that survived the dinosaur wipe out, evolved into chickens. 

Chicken owners, convince me otherwise… 

You probably won’t, cause you think it too! 

I’m still a total newbie to being a mama hen, but seeing them strut their self-absorbed fluff around my kitchen every day, I’ve picked up a few things about them…

Chickens are cannibals. 

Freely, openly, and will look you right in the eye as it swallows down one of its brethren. As I discovered, finding one sneaking a chunk of roasted chicken out of the dogs bowl…

And going back for seconds. 

They act dumb, but are actually really intelligent. 

When we think of the intelligence of a chicken, we look at those pea sized brains, their bewildered looking faces- and the fact they do dumb stuff on occasion…

But some of them… You can see there’s more than whats for breakfast on their minds- 

Outwitting all the security measures you put up to try keep them in their enclosure on days they can’t be wandering about…

Waiting until you’re busy with doing something before tiptoeing over to an area they’re not supposed to be in…

There’s nine of them, and one of me- so you can imagine how this goes…

Chickens do have their charms too… Like- 

They’re on a self-timer. 

The first time my fiance let them loose out on the land, I wondered how the heck I’d be herding them back in later…

Visions of me taking a tumble down the hillside in the pitch black with a bunch of chickens actually turned into me, wandering around clueless as the sun set, wondering where the heck the chickens had gotten to…

To find them already tucked up, half of them passed out already in their little house.

When the rooster arrived a few days after, we got the ringtone for that timer!

Who isn’t so hot at the whole escaping thing. 

He’s got the getting out part down, but he gives himself away every time chuckling under the table at the protests of the others still locked in. 

Yeah, that’s life with chickens right now- they certainly know how to keep you on your toes… 

Have you ever thought about keeping a chicken?  They’re a great addition to going green in your home! 

I think a why chickens are awesome post is needed…

Let me know in the comments if it’s a read you wanna have! 

2 thoughts on “Things I’ve Learnt About Chickens…

  1. Chickens are truly an enigma; far more intelligent than you ever think possible, but in the twist of a claw can be seen doing the most chicken brained thing ever. Each has their own personality and before you know it they get under your skin. But, if you want to eat them eventually, never, never, ever name them!

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