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Mar 25, 2007

Why did the chickens cross the road?

To get out of the rain, obvy. Love the little Peep in the front—looks like she has 16 chicks under thar.


Photographed by Cheryl E. :D

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Omg, that's so cute. What a great mom

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:49 AM

She's thinking "how old do they have to be before I can ship them off to sleepaway camp?"

So anerable! Wonder if you can snorgle a chicken.


 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:57 AM

I cannot beLIEVE you are advocating chicken overpopulation. Sixteen babies is SO NOT CUTE!!!1!!ZOMG!!1!1!!!!

... I love how the one in front is all "mom mom mom where we going mom huh huh huh mom will there be ice cream mom mom when are we gonna get there????"

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:57 AM

I know there have been a few animals making the news lately for coming with extra legs, but really, this must be a record.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:04 AM

You know, I always did like the legs best. That's gonna be my new favorite chicken. Looks like you get about, what? 14 legs per bird? That's awesome.

Lee Gibson
 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:11 AM

awww. you know, i never really properly visualized the whole taking-them-under-her-wing concept until now. who knew it was so crowded under there? so many chicken legs!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:12 AM

Aww...what a good chicky mommy! *hugs chicken*

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:13 AM

Hens are known to be protective to the extreme. I have seen a hen attack a German Shepherd who had killed on of her chicks. I have also seen a cat chased off by a protective hen. The dirty look the cat gave me when it realized I was about to toss it near a hen.-Woods Walker

Woods Walker
 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:26 AM

very, very nice pic! Good Job

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:32 AM

I saw a chicken try and chase away a deer that had wandered close to her chicks. In short, chickens are awesome, and are very friendly and affectionate if you get them young. Chickens=great.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:50 AM

MAN. How does she not accidentally end up kicking one of them? That's coordination for you.

Yubi Shines
 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:52 AM

God I love chickens! They are so cute!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 02:15 AM

i like the pair of legs attached to the chick under her right wing- sorta by itself prolly wondering what's going on.

onionpencil musashi
 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 03:07 AM

This is the first cute chicken I've ever seen. My neighbors used to have chickens and they would attack my kids whenever they went outside (they had no chicks to defend so I can't give them props for being food mommies). My children took to arming themselves with super-soakers for their own defense and could pot a chicken at 10 yards. It was a sight to be seen.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 03:35 AM

it reminds me of mother ginger from the nutcracker! *starts humming*

laura m
 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 04:45 AM

Aaaaaah! That is so adorable... imagine it liike a mini van-- the chicks underneath are all inside, nice and warm... and the other one is tied to the hood of the car.
Just Kiddin

The Cutest Cute Lover
 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 05:36 AM

yay! chickens are sooo cute, and this mommy takes the cake. I count at least 7 little ones under there!! and yes, one can snorgle a chicken, though i find they don't usually like it very much, even when they're little. plus you get fluffy feathers up your nose :)

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 06:18 AM

Awwwww, this is SO awesome!
Eggzactly what I needed today!

Some of those babychickfeet aren't even touching the ground! LOL!

I can't wait to get my baby chicks!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 06:37 AM

Someone else already made the multiple-drumsticks joke...darn...

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 06:46 AM

could there BE any more feets under there?

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 06:53 AM

AWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Lookit that little chick! And SOOOOO many legs!!!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 07:05 AM

I want to put all the babies in my bathtub and put bows around their necks and kiss them on their beaks and fluff them with mousse and give them mohawks and dress them in t-shirts with skulls.. yup, that is what I want to do.. -sigh-

Lacey's Garden
 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 07:31 AM

awwww what a good mom. look at all the little feets! too cute.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 07:47 AM

That's a chicken with a kermillion feet!

Kermillion: less than a kazillion, more than a George-Bushian brazillion.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 07:54 AM

I am very ashamed, but my firsth thought was also something like "Drumsticks for everyone!"
(hangs head)

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 08:10 AM


 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 08:29 AM

awww, Meg! Chickenses are my FAVORITE! Thank you!

...how can she walk like that?? :P

So I got engaged recently, and our announcement read as usual until the final sentence: "The couple plans to live in a house with two chickens and a vegetable garden." Unfortunately I cant have chickens yet, BUT I WILL. :D

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 08:36 AM

Absolutely Adorable! I'm wondering does a sixteen footed chicken go faster or slower than a 2 footed one?
She who can now die happy after seeing a cute chicken pic.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 08:37 AM

Where do these pictures COME from!?? Wow! [tip o'the Mad Hat to Cheryl E.]

PS -- words I never, ever wish to hear spoken aloud:
"George-Bushian brazillion"

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 08:49 AM

hey woods walker why were "tossing the cat" near the chicken. Did you mean you THREW the cat? I hope this was just a typo and that you are not actually hurting cats

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 08:50 AM

Aww, I just sent this one to my mom.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 09:35 AM

"Are we there, yet?"
"How much farther?"
"We're almost there"
"You said that umpteen times, Ma"
"Well, you just asked 5 minutes ago!"
"What time is it now?"
"5 minutes from the last time"
"I gotta go!"
"Why didn't you do that before we left the barn?"
"Are we there, yet?"

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 09:43 AM

Oh! Oh! Oh!
The feetsers!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 09:44 AM

"And Ma, Why does Chicko always get to ride in the front?!"

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 09:46 AM

*squeal* How cute!!!!!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 10:20 AM

Carlisa - he rides up front cause he yelled "SHOTGUN!" as soon as they left the coop.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 11:16 AM

Today on Sunday Specials, Henrietta The Hen Plays Biblical Charades -- Featured Scripture: Matthew 23:37



Denita TwoDragons
 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Where's the buffalo sauce?

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 11:22 AM

carlisa- lol - love the "why didnt you go before we left the barn" bit!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 11:30 AM

Laura M,

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought of Mother Ginger!

Maybe this is a barnyard rendition of the Nutcracker!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:05 PM

It's a Chicka-pede! Qte™!!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:08 PM

Lacey's Garden- LMAO! Too funny! When I saw this picture the first thing I thought of was "How often I've ached to embrace your children, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings..." from the Message version of the Bible (Matt 23:37). I know, silly...but that's what I thought of. *kicks at a rock*

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:38 PM

Looks like a Mombrella, to me. I love how they are walking in unison....it is poultry in motion!

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:39 PM

TWO DRAGONS - I totally hadn't seen your post before I posted mine. GMTA, huh? ;-)

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:40 PM

Cracking up @ "Chick-a-pede".

Hens truly are protective. I just love those chickie feets.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:41 PM

Poultry in Motion! bwahhahahaaahaa!
I love you people. And I dunno why, but I've always loved chickens. I've told myself that I will get some when I get a house. Hopefully the neighbor kids won't have to arm themselves with super soakers. That made me giggle, I must admit.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:46 PM

aaawwwww. sooo cute
must have more pics of mommy and babies... isn't there a rule about that?

dan jones
 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:55 PM

Loooooooooooooooooooove it. At my farm we had a big black hen named (so creatively) Henrietta and on sunny days her chicks would ride on her back instead of under her wings. None of our chickens were ever mean...just the roosters.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 12:59 PM

poultry in motion? hahahahahahaha

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:07 PM

it kind of reminds me of the finale of "the mary tyler moore show" -- the newsroom buddies all a weeping, hugging cluster -- and with all those tears, in desperate need of tissues, which, alas, are on a desk a few feet away. so the sobbing hugfest moves en masse to the kleenex.

 |  Mar 25, 2007 at 01:18 PM

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