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Popular Saying That Originated From Chickens

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    Hey Friends,

    From the very first day I got chickens I've been noticing all the sayings that originated from chickens or raising chickens. Can ya'll help me come up with / find all the sayings out there? I thought for sure there would be a website with all of them listed, but couldn't find anything. By the way, I know these types of phrases have a name, but don't remember the term.

    Here are the ones off the top of my head:

    Cooped Up
    Pecking Order
    Run around like a chicken with your head cut off
    Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched
  2. cresty

    cresty In the Brooder

    Jan 26, 2007
    "Hen pecked" comes to mind.....

    When we got our first chickens, the two hens were pecking the little roo and my husband says, "Well, now I know what "hen pecked" means." 'Course now the little hens love the roo. [​IMG]

  3. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    "I'll be on you faster than a chicken on a June bug"-what we were told when we were doing something wrong.[​IMG]
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

  5. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Chickenfoot as in the dominoe game.....[​IMG]
    ("Lets play chickenfoot!")
  6. The Laird

    The Laird In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2007
    Kendall, NY
    My dad used to say, well, he still does, "Sweatin' like a hen drawing rails" I guess those would be fence rails, as a lot of the fences where I grew up were made out of split cedar rails.
  7. CranberryBirds

    CranberryBirds In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2007
    Oh ha ha hah!

    I have one, but it might just be a local thing.

    If you see someone doing something really stupid, or setting themselves up for something really dumb, you say "A chicken's head is only this wide (show fingers an inch or so apart) but they know enough to come in out of the rain."

    Examples would be people preparing to climb a ladder that isn't secure, anything seen on the show "Jackass", investing in some risky scheme, getting involved with a risky person.

    Also the idea of having a hen party--this is any group of women getting together for just about any purpose!
  8. chickens^^

    chickens^^ In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2007
    West Virginia
    Super Chicken!!!!!
  9. Pringle_Sussex

    Pringle_Sussex Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    "Don’t cackle if you haven’t laid."
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] OMG.... that soo cracked me up!!! awesome list!!!
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2007
  10. zimmy

    zimmy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    "Do the chickens have large talons?"-Napoleon [​IMG]

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