Chicken phrases

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by suburban, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. suburban

    suburban Out Of The Brooder

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    Since getting chooks I've just started to notice how many chicken related expressions we use in every day language...

    to be cooped up
    don't put all your eggs in one basket
    your chickens come home to roost
    getting your feathers ruffled
    the pecking order
    to be hen pecked
    I haven't heard a peep out of the kids

    Can you think of any others?
     
  2. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Well you hit a lot of the ones that I've heard growing up....

    Squawking like a bunch of hens.
    There's a rooster in the hen house.
    Something to crow about.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Hah! Never really noticed...
     
  4. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mean as a old wet hen.
     
  5. TreeHugger

    TreeHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
     
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  6. GlitterBug

    GlitterBug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stewing in his own juice...Possibly chicken-related?
     
  7. Camshaft

    Camshaft Out Of The Brooder

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    <- <- <- <-
    <- <- <- <- Scrathcing like a hen.
     
  8. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicken scratch = someone's bad handwriting...lol
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Are you chicken? (afraid)
    Cock of the walk.
    Hen party (women gathered to talk)
    Cocky
    Chick( girl)
    Egghead
     
  10. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This can't be right though...my girls do not mind being wet at all. They got out in the rain all the times. Now snow! Thats scary! [​IMG]

    Playing chicken (should really be playing rooster)
     
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