Archive for the ‘Bird miscellany’ Category

Karl the Guinea Fowl Gets His Very Own Folk Song

A Guinea fowl showed up in Evanston, IL, in May 2014. The bird was initially in poor health, and to the delight of the neighbors, regained his strength. He became something of a neighborhood pet. As winter neared, the neighbors decided to capture the bird and rehome him on a farm in central Illinois. Folksong writer Kristin Lems produced a tribute for Karl. Read more about Karl and his special song!

Geico Free-Range Chicken Commercial

Most hens aren’t quite this adventurous… This one has a case of wanderlust!


Faroese Chickens Respond to the Eclipse

This clip is super cute!

Notice how one of the roosters shepherds everyone in, another is the last in, and a roo is the first one out.



Amazing video on development of a chick embryo

This is a great animation that shows the stages of development of a baby chick, day by day. Enjoy!

Tinsel the Bear Chooses Plucky Denmates

Apparently humans aren’t the only chicken fanciers. A baby bear was recently found hiding out in a chicken coop in British Columbia. For more information, check out the link!

David Letterman’s Top Ten Signs You Have A Special Chicken

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

10. Lays eggs and bacon
9. Clucks in five languages
8. Holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel management
7. Struck down law defining marriage as between a rooster and a hen
6. Knew when to invest in Apple and when to get the hell out
5. Comes with soup, salad, and choice of potato (No, I’m sorry, that’s a sign you’re having the chicken special)
4. The chicken is on the short list to replace Alex Trebek
3. Can scientifically prove the egg came first
2. Regularly lays ping pong balls with winning lotto numbers
1. Is only member of its family not currently a McNugget

The Ubiquitous Chicken: A Quick History Lesson

You want chicken? You got it – 10,000 years of chicken history, that is! An entertaining read about the ubiquitous chicken: from red jungle fowl in southeast Asia to KFC in China, and everywhere in between.