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Those fowls can be Foul!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

My daughter had an experience yesterday of being pecked by a chicken. Not hers, someone's she was visiting. It pecked her going in and coming out. This caused my husband and I to share our experiences with 'foul fowl.'

When we were growing up, both of our families had chickens. We had a few 'mean' roosters through the years. I must have been somewhere between 8 and 10 when I had my worst experience. My mother sent me to the woodshed--no, not for whipping--to collect wood or kindling for our cook stove. Before I even got there, the rooster was chasing me so I got into the shed quickly and shut the door. One of my brothers had to rescue me by chasing the rooster away.

My DH was attacked by a rooster at his house when he exited the outhouse. The rooster would wait on the roof for this prey. When someone exited, the rooster flew off and jumped on that back.

These memories brought laughs and smiles for our DD and DGD today. Isn't it strange how things that scare us or irritate us can be spoken of with smiles at a later date? Though we fail to see humor in some of the things we go through, many times at a later date there are smiles and laughter.

For my own comfort, I have four little words I like to say, "This too shall pass." Getting rid of this excess weight is a struggle, but I keep telling myself I can do it. Also, I visualize myself where I want to be--in my really nice clothes I kept. I know others plan to buy clothes, but not me. At least, I would have to absolutely love something to make a purchase.

We have some beautiful birds visiting the feeder. These fowls are not foul. We look out each day to enjoy them and there are no thoughts of 'mean' roosters. emoticon

Life is a journey and I'm enjoying all the wonderful things along the way!!! Hope you are, too!

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  • KOFFEENUT
    You're so right - so many of life's experiences are difficult at the time, but we're able to look back at them and laugh. Likely a good reminder for the challenges we face TODAY!
    72 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    Thanks for sharing Barb. emoticon It is strange how things
    in Life is not funny at the time,but as time passes, it can bring so
    much Laughter!Have an emoticon day!And as they say
    Laughter is the best Medicine! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    72 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    My granny had chickens and geese. I hated those geese. Always got chased.
    72 days ago
  • SCOOTERTVRPV
    My mother used to tell me about the mean bantam rooster her folks had--apparently there are a lot of mean fowl out there, including geese!
    72 days ago
  • ILARIAMARCUCCI
    So glad I don't have chickens
    72 days ago
  • 50YEARSAWIFE
    Yes chickens and turkeys can be mean
    72 days ago
  • STRNGNGRNDED
    My son and I saw an Indigo Bunting the other day in our front yard. =)
    We have one of those mean roosters. He's on death row, but he doesn't know it. We have resorted to spraying water on him when he tries to attack us. It's great, because he doesn't keep coming. It sort of stops him in his tracks and he just sputters confused. It's harmless to everyone involved. I have new chicks and I think one of them is a rooster. That one will probably take the place of the older one.
    I would never have anyone young go out if he were loose. Which reminds me of the wicked goose who would bite my butt when I was about 3-4 years old.
    72 days ago
  • ETCH12
    Very sweet. My experience with roosters is they are meeeaaan. They strut around like buttheads. Thank you for sharing.
    72 days ago
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