Pet chicken saves family from blaze


18 Responses to “Pet chicken saves family from blaze”

  1. Birdseed says:

    The sky is falling!

  2. silkox says:

    I’m pretty convinced “the sky is falling” is an onomatopoeia based on the alarm call chickens make. Chickens have got it going on in the alarm department, but there are a lot of false positives.

    • Funk Daddy says:

      They’ve got a number of alarm calls! 

      I’ve got a few narrowed down:

      “It’s that fucking egg thief again! C’mon how long are we going to put up with this? Good for nothing rooster just stands there!”

      sounds nothing like

      “big thing big thing gonna kill us all”

      which sounds nothing like 

      “there’s big thing that feeds us, I’ve spotted big thing that feeds us maybe coming this way!”

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        You should totally write a contemporary fantasy series about a magic dude with an ironic telepathic chicken sidekick.

    • rattypilgrim says:

       What language would that be in?

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        The Indian Cuckoo screams ‘one more bottle’ if you’re English-speaking and ‘the mango is ripe’ if you’re Hindi-speaking.

        • rattypilgrim says:

          Thanks, Antinous. I love learning how different cultures translate animal talk into their own language. One that I really like is the Blackfoot translation of magpie sounds: “Fly ahead and tie your bag on the next tree” or something to that effect and as reported by Walter McClintock a Yale graduate who photographed and lived Blackfoot people in 1896. He wrote a book, “The Old North Trail” about his experiences.

  3. Snig says:

    He’s Everywhere, He’s Everywhere!

  4. PhosPhorious says:

    “My chicken sense is tingling.  Must warn family!”

  5. Narmitaj says:

    Wow. A chicken like that you don’t eat all at once.

  6. jimh says:

    Caaaaaaalll on Super Chicken!

  7. Mitchell Glaser says:

    The chicken read the Fox polls, knew they couldn’t be right, and raised the alarm. Good show, Henrietta!

  8. That line will also win the Bad Sex in Fiction award for 2013.

  9. Mike Meyer says:

    Edible smoke detectors.  What will they think of next?

  10. rattypilgrim says:

    I’ve seen one of my hens defend her brood in the middle of the night from a fox  (she won) and if you raise them from chicks they become very much the pet. They like to sit on your lap and get stroked.  Never underestimate the power of a chicken! And you don’t have to remember to check their batteries every year.

  11. Rich Keller says:

    Well, heck, take that chicken to the Norske Nook over by Osseo and buy it a slice of blueberry cream cheese pie for a job well done, why dontcha?

  12. CLamb says:

    Disaster prevention scorecard:
    alarm chickens:  1       TSA:  0

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