Hen Berries?????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by justusnak, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    OK, I think I have officially heard it all.

    There is an older gentleman, that used to work with my DH. ( the gentleman retired not too long ago) So, I get a call from him. Here is how that call went.

    ME: Hello?
    HIM: Hey Deb, this is Joe, I worked with Sam.
    ME: Oh yes, Hi Joe, how ya been?
    HIM: Oh, not too bad..getting restless.
    ME: retired life not what ya thought hu?
    HIM: Na, I think I might get another job, just to keep busy.
    ME: so, whats up Joe?
    HIM: Well...I was wondering, do you have any extra Hen Berries?
    LONG PAUSE.....my mind is blank...
    HIM: " he laughs" Eggs???
    ME: " I laughed" Ohhhh, you want eggs?

    HEN BERRIES!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    NOW I have heard it all!!
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Well, I've heard of dingleberries and rabbit pills, but never hen berries...
  3. 2dream

    2dream Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    Jackson MS
    My dad called them cackle berries

    I think you have to be old like me to have heard these terms for eggs.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2008
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
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    Send him some poop!
  5. Yogiman

    Yogiman Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    South Louisiana
    2dream types faster than I do but it's cackle berries here as well. AKA "Hen Bullets" would you believe?
  6. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    I've heard of cackleberries too, but personally just call them eggs [​IMG]

    I was trying to explain to my 6 and 4 year old what cackleberries were though [​IMG]
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Cackleberries is a common term for eggs where I come from and to go with them you have cat heads (biscuits). The cackleberries I can understand, not sure I get the cat heads part. [​IMG]
  8. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    The old folks told me "it's cause they were big as a cat's head" go figure.
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    hen berries? LOL I love it!
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When my neices were little, 30 years ago I sent some of my eggs home with them in a carton that had Cackleberries printed on it.....after that they insisted to their mom that Aunt Katy's chicken laid cackleberries not eggs!

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