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I had a freaky moment in the grocery store today...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chicken_china_mom, May 4, 2009.

  1. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    I went grocery shopping with my kids today and my 10 year old picked up a small cornish hen, the kind you can get frozen in the store all wrapped in the little plastic, and I froze dead in my tracks and the first thought that came into my head was that the dead bird in that package was exactly the same size as my 4 week old wyandotte chicks! I was mortified. And my lovely 9 year old daughter, knowing how much it bothered me, decided to follow me around with the cornish in her hand, tormenting me until I made her put it back. She thought it was hilarious. My 10 year old on the other hand was bothered by the thought almost as much as I was. I don't know that we'll be eating cornish hens anytime soon... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. Baby_Chick

    Baby_Chick In the Brooder

    That is just wrong that your daughter was trying to tourment you like that... Remember not to take her by that area when you are grocery shopping with her next time...
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    It could have been worse. Other cuter animals are sold in the grocery store...and some not cute animal parts as well. My sister used to torment me with cow stomach.
  4. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Oh wait, maybe I was the one tormenting her....

    Folks ate picked pigs' feet where we grew up.
  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    hahaha terrible!!!!!!!!!!! i bought one today... ekkkk... i cant eat my own. i do have 2 cornish hens. ugly face, pretty body
  7. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Centerburg, Ohio
    My ex used to eat pickled pork hocks & chase me around the house, trying to kiss me. Yech!!!

  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    I'd likely chase her around with brussel sprouts AND bring them home and cook them up for dinner for just her. But I'm mean like that...
  9. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    My stepdad eats those just to spite us! Last time he was here, i made him Brussels sprouts on a stick.
  10. PunkerTechnoRoo?ter

    PunkerTechnoRoo?ter Songster

    Dec 29, 2008
    I chase my girlfriend around with cow tongue.

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