Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cultured Chicken: Gallus gallus domesticus strikes a pose

A fearsome chicken gang in Dan Piraro's "Bizarro" comic

Thoughts from near and far on the not-so-lowly chicken (95)


Chickens have worked their way into many a quotation over the years, from Aesop to Malcolm X. These ruminations don’t have much in common, beyond their shared reference to the critter science knows as Gallus gallus domesticus. Some of these observations are loving, metaphorical, or whimsical. Others are serious, nostalgic, humorous, literary, even culinary. Some focus on the bird, others on the egg.


We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?

S. Parkes Cadman

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cultured Chicken: Gallus gallus domesticus strikes a pose

 Starla Halfmann

Thoughts from near and far on the not-so-lowly chicken (94)


Chickens have worked their way into many a quotation over the years, from Aesop to Malcolm X. These ruminations don’t have much in common, beyond their shared reference to the critter science knows as Gallus gallus domesticus. Some of these observations are loving, metaphorical, or whimsical. Others are serious, nostalgic, humorous, literary, even culinary. Some focus on the bird, others on the egg.


The sky is falling!

Chicken Little

Friday, June 23, 2017

Cultured Chicken: Gallus gallus domesticus strikes a pose

A hen steals the show in "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith"

Thoughts from near and far on the not-so-lowly chicken (93)


Chickens have worked their way into many a quotation over the years, from Aesop to Malcolm X. These ruminations don’t have much in common, beyond their shared reference to the critter science knows as Gallus gallus domesticus. Some of these observations are loving, metaphorical, or whimsical. Others are serious, nostalgic, humorous, literary, even culinary. Some focus on the bird, others on the egg.


People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.

Oscar Wilde