A chicken in a petstore...who'da thunk it?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SpottedCrow, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    My store was having a costume contest on Saturday the 3rd. It was mostly dogs and cats, but someone brought in their pet chicken Snowball. It was a good sized brown bird with dark colourings dressed up in Saint Patty's Day things. It had a shamrock collar and more shamrocky and green collar/bracelets around it's legs. I guess it was cute as heck...too bad I missed it...
    One of the girls that was there said that the girl that was carrying it was hugging it and kissing it and she seemed very disturbed that she was kissing the chicken...
    Good Goddess, how many of us have kissed our chickens?...(just got another brainstorm)
    I'm glad that the chicken was brought in!
    Too bad they didn't know the person, but Gemini and LAHoppersandHens are local to me...and another lady that I've met at the store...heheheh...
    Too bad noone thought to take pictures.[​IMG]
  2. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    That sounds soo cute, too bad about the no pics [​IMG]
  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    I took Big Mama to petco... [​IMG]
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I used to take Slifer and Obelisk alot!

    I've never taken Penny...but I will.[​IMG]

    Since you have to have your animals on a leash, I had a leash for Slifer and I have one for Obelisk...I put them in a shopping cart lined with newspaper and go around the store with them.

    One time people were lining up to pat them...but I found out that some lady complained that they shouldn't have been allowed into a PET store and that she was gonna sue if she got parrot fever...[​IMG]

    The manager who answered the phone was a great guy who's been moved to a different store since, but he told her that they were my PETS and that they were most certainly welcome to come in and that chickens are psittacines, so they CAN'T give anyone parrot fever...And he basically told her that she wasn't allowed in the store anymore if she was going to try and dictate what animals SHE thought weren't proper pets.

    The "old" parrots at my Petco loved to see MY birds...they sort of hold a conversation with squawks, biks and hoos...
  5. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    I actually bought my first pair of silkie chickens at a petstore when I was a kid. Go figure!
  6. IrkanInvader89

    IrkanInvader89 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2008
    Within The Matrix
    How cute! I wish we had costume contests around here for pets. The closest thing we have is a day at the church where your pets can be "blessed". I don't go to church, but I always wanted to stop in on one of those days to see what animals people would bring!
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    A couple of years ago, someone brought a snake to one of the Blessing of the Animals...
  8. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    What's wrong with blessing a snake?[​IMG]

    Sheesh, in NYC every year they have a "Blessing of the BICYCLES"[​IMG]

    I always wondered how they pick the priests that do the animal blessings
    "ok, anyone here have any objections to touching a rat? Snake? 6ft iguana?"
    Although I know the priests don't actually touch them....[​IMG]
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Can I ask a dumb question - how do you put a leash on a chicken? (So that it'll stay, I mean). I have more than once read about people doing this but am baffled. Explanation or pix?


  10. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    I've been wondering the same thing. My daughter has been wanting to bring one of more social chickens to petco, but I have nightmares of it flying away and getting chomped on by a dog. I know I can't hold on to it and put the dog food bags in the cart.

    I think maybe the leash goes on their ankle...but don't know. I've heard of people using them on their chickens, but never seen it. Anyone have pics for us.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2008

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