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Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense, you're just not keeping up
On Punchlines.
And I took the trash out last night, and headed down the alley to go to my Wednesday knitting group, and as I happened to glance from side to side as I walked, there in the neighbor's yard...

Was a different chicken.

feeling: amused amused

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thinkum From: thinkum Date: April 8th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
This totally cracked me up, which I desperately needed this evening. Thank you! ;-)
kate_schaefer From: kate_schaefer Date: April 8th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
When you're getting close enough to the chickens to know them individually, they're not just for dinner any more.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: April 8th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It was pretty obvious, because #2 was a hen. :) (White, if a bit bedraggled because it was raining.)
kate_schaefer From: kate_schaefer Date: April 9th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Was it white on both sides? It could have been the same chicken from the other side. See: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/access/id/57730/title/No_Photoshop.jpg

I'm not sure how completely I believe this story, but it's Science News, and the printed issue was dated April 10, not April 1...
atlanticat From: atlanticat Date: April 8th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Was it another cock? If so, the neighborhood could need your help to stop a cockfighting ring. Catch it and consume it.

If not, may I suggest you google "backyard chickens" sometime and have a read. It's legal to keep as many in Chicago as you want as long as they're for eggs or pets and not for the pot. However, you ought not to keep roosters unless you want the neighbors from many blocks around to complain about you. Roosters are not necessary to get eggs.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: April 8th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
This one was obviously a hen, as it happens. I know it's legal -- the only thing that's been stopping me looking into it myself is we're already in enough trouble with the condo association for being weirdoes :) -- but the "free-range = Chicago alley" part of it is a little funky. Especially since the gossip on the neighborhood email list seems to suggest that there may be multiple sources involved here...
thinkum From: thinkum Date: April 9th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
You say "weirdo" like it's a bad thing. ;-)
ljgeoff From: ljgeoff Date: April 8th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Chicken Icon! Also? I now demand Owen/Chicken fic.

Edited at 2010-04-08 11:53 pm (UTC)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: April 9th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Strangely enough, there is a random reference to Owen Vs Backyard Chickens in the journal Andy was keeping in 1918, if I ever do manage to finish that fic (or anything, at this rate)...
ljgeoff From: ljgeoff Date: April 9th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
See! It's like *fate.*
knitchick1979 From: knitchick1979 Date: April 9th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
WOW. Why is your neighborhood suddenly chicken central? That's wild!!
whitecrow0 From: whitecrow0 Date: April 14th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I have so been enjoying the chickens. :}
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