Just Cute - Morning Dew

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PurpleChicken, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Now I'm really a chicken nut.

    This morning by babies were drinking the drops of morning
    dew off the fence holes in their run. They loved it, like
    it was sweet or something.
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    I saw our White Leghorn cockerel doing that, the other morning, too. He found a curled up leaf on the ground containing just a few drops of rainwater, and drank the water. It was funny to watch, but it must taste good to them. Maybe that's where "Mountain Dew" got the name!
  3. Rosalind

    Rosalind Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    I thought Mountain Dew got the name from the English euphemism for poteen (Irish moonshine).

    Let grasses grow and waters flow

    In a free and easy way

    But give me enough of the rare old stuff

    That's made near Galway Bay

    And policemen all from Donegal,

    Sligo and Leitrim too

    We'll give them the slip and we'll take a sip

    Of the real old mountain dew.

    There's a neat little still at the foot of the hill

    Where the smoke curls up to the sky

    By a whiff of the smell you can plainly tell

    That there's poteen boys close by.

    For it fills the air with a perfume rare

    And betwixt both me and you

    As home we roll, we can drink a bowl

    Or a bucketful of mountain dew.

    Now learned men as use the pen

    Have writ' the praises high

    Of the rare poteen from Ireland green

    Distilled from wheat and rye

    Away with your pills, it'll cure all ills

    Be ye pagan, Christian, or Jew

    So take off your coat and grease your throat

    With a bucket of the mountain dew.​

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