This is writing related. Sort of. I checked out an e-course I was interested in. As usual, I checked out the presentator to see if I liked what I saw. Her website opened on a page all about chickens. Very pretty chickens I confess but this is also where I–a country person who has grown and/or produced most of our own food for years–admit to loathing chickens.
In all fairness I admit they serve a purpose. They produce meat and eggs
They can be nice to look at
especially day old chicks
and free range chickens help get rid of bugs.
So you might well ask, what’s the problem? The problem is I hate chickens. Always have. Always will. In my mind they are dirty, noisy, cannabalistic and creepy. And it’s not that I haven’t known a lot of chickens in my time. Hundreds of them, probably thousands over the years. Never met one I liked. Never. So when we moved to this place I made one stipulation. No chickens. Ever.
Guess I might not be the only one who feels this way. Check out this blog. http://burkinafasopcvs.blogspot.com/2007/11/why-i-hate-chickens.html
I quote part of it here.
Why I Hate Chickens
-They make loud clicking noises when they groom their feathers.
-People keep giving them to us–we’re on Clucky 3.
-They have to put their heads up to swallow. Intelligent design, my ass.
-They poop everywhere.
-They’re dumb. Studies using chickens as subjects require hundreds of trials before they learn anything.
-They eat everything, including chicken meat and their own poop.
-They nibble our flowers.
-They shrilly crow all the time, not just in the morning–that would require intelligence.
-They can’t even fly well. Useless.
-They’re ugly. And they smell bad.
-Every night the chicken clumsily flies into a tree to sleep and usually falls out at least once.
-The chicken thinks he’s smarter than me–eyeing me while sneaking over to the flowers in plain sight.
-Their eyelids go up. Freaky.
-They evolved from dinosaurs but they suck.
-They’re hard to catch.
-They are pretty tasty, though.
For the best chicken movie go to this YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPYChyfxWNs
So I decided I could not take a course from woman who admitted a fondness for chickens. I will wait and find another course of interest.