Sunday, April 03, 2011

A Public Service Announcement From The Chickens

I was watching the chicks the other day. One of their favorite things to do is chase each other around fighting over some miniscule piece of food. They will run circles in their brooder all trying to snatch the food in question for themselves. Usually Big Martha is the one with the scrap and the others are chasing her around. The funny thing is, as they are running around they end up hopping over, around and through the rest of the food. All they see is that little piece in the 'other' chickens mouth, and they WANT IT!! So, I was telling Jeff about this phenomenon and he made a very keen observation: "They're just like people. Always chasing the next best thing, trying to keep up with the Jones' not realizing what is in front of them." Learn from the chickens, people. After all that chasing, you just might end up realizing that that crumb of cornbread you thought you were chasing is only a wood chip after all.

PS. The chicks have all been named. You ready for it? We have Big Martha, Pippy (Woodstockings), Patty, Cheepa, and Chicken Noodle. There you have it. I gave them a little pep talk yesterday about laying lots and lots of eggs for me! They just stared at me.

2 comments:

Linda Dashiell said...

I REALLY LIKE Chicken NOODLE! Way COOL!

So was the lesson!!!!

DayPhoto said...

BWAHAHAHAHH! Cute post!

Linda
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