When the Chickens Roamed The Earth

I won’t even go into how I got into this, but it started with talking about a chicken’s eyes.  Then looking at chickens online.  (Hey, like you don’t look at stuff on line.  First stone, buddy, first stone.)  Of course, I didn’t need to look at chickens.  I grew up with them (around.  I mean, I wasn’t literally in the hen house.)  But the kids didn’t and I wanted to show them the expression in chicken’s eyes.

Why, you ask?  Oh, surely you can understand.  If you’ve ever looked into a chicken’s eyes, you surely have a clue what is happening there.  It’s as though every t-rex in the world is being reincarnated as a chicken over and over again.

In my head, this is what happens when one of us looks into a chicken’s eyes:

H (for human):  mmmm fryer!
C (for chicken): Hey, hey, something is very wrong here!
H: Chicken soup!
C: I used to be much larger than your puny ancestors.  They got caught in my teeth.
H: Chicken casserole!
C:In my dreams I still am.  I stalk the world and your kind cowers.
H:Roast chicken.
C: Do you mind just lying down and letting me peck you to death?  Shouldn’t take more than two hours, and it would do wonders for my self esteem.
H: What?
C: Not even for therapy?  You mean, evil, cold b*stard.  In my dreams I’m crunching you right now…
H:Chicken soup will make you feel better.

7 responses to “When the Chickens Roamed The Earth

  1. You’re making me hungry for T-Rex wings.

  2. Chickens
    “Look into the eyes of a chicken and you will see real stupidity. It is a kind of bottomless stupidity, a fiendish stupidity. They are the most horrifying, cannibalistic and nightmarish creatures in the world.”
    — Werner Herzog

  3. Rotesserie Chicken!
    Damn, now I’m hungry.

  4. Baleful eye
    My father had chickens. I cared for a Rhode Island Red my son acquired as a chick from 4-H from July 2000 until November 2007 when she was scared to death by a squirrel who gnawed into her cage for her grain.
    A very stern, blood red and yellow eye.

  5. I believe it! Derf had a pet chicken when he was young (his name was Little Ricky!) and he was as ferocious as a Doberman.