It was just a chicken.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by The Lazy L, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2011
    The chicken wasn’t my daughter who was within seconds of drowning before she was pulled from the water.

    The chicken wasn’t my son whose knee was taken out a during High School football.

    The chicken wasn’t my wife whose growth tested benign.

    The chicken wasn’t my Dad’s whose stroke trimmed a few years off of his life.

    The chicken wasn’t my Mother’s whose cancer the Doctors think they got it all, this time.

    That was just the chicken that I debated over, wondering what breed I should purchase as I looked through the Poultry catalogues.

    That was just the chicken that was temporarily “misplaced” by the USPS and I wondered if it would arrive alive.

    That was just the chicken I checked my preparations over and over and over to insure that nothing I did (or didn’t do) would keep it from growing into adulthood.

    That was just the chicken the nephew and nieces would treat as a pet, help feed and take care of.

    That was just the chicken that I spent time, money and talked to for more than a year.

    You still don’t understand why I repeatedly asked you to fix your line fence or confine your dog?

    You don’t understand why the police “harassed” you for letting your dog roam unsupervised?

    And now you don’t understand why I’m upset? After all, “It was just a chicken.”

    Let me ask you this. “Will you bury your own dog or do you want me to worry about that too?”
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  2. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2012
    Very well said!!!!!
  3. MommaK6

    MommaK6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
  4. barnyardmommy

    barnyardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2012
    Suffolk VA
  5. Ted n Ms

    Ted n Ms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2011
  6. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Stupid dog owner! [​IMG]

    My chickens are my livestock, but I have one favorite, a silkie pullet whom I say is my pet. Right beside my Great Pyr, cat, and Betta fish . I may not consider my other 18 chickens pets, but I take the best care of them. Fresh water, plenty of feed, and the roam of my 3 acres. I love watching my chickens free range over the yard.

    Have to keep your chickens up so that THEIR dog can roam free? Uhhhhhhhhhhhh, No! I much rather see happy chickens roaming, than a dog that can tear your garbage apart within a few minutes. Shoot, shovel, and shut up that dog!

    Also, what breed was your chicken? It sounds like it was a rather uncommon breed. I am very curious. Here is a cyber hug.[​IMG]
  7. David R

    David R New Egg

    Jan 19, 2013
    Maybe too subtle; are you saying you're going to kill the dog?
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    I always show the same courtesy towards people's animals as much as they show mine....;)
  9. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    well said, darn that dog and neighbor
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  10. cntrywmnkw

    cntrywmnkw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2012
    Utopia SC
    Absolutely LOVE IT!!! My sentiments exactly, any dog that shows up on our land, doesn't go home.

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