Morguie Speaks Up For Chickens




Think  you HUMANS have the market cornered on carrying the burden of life’s worries

on your shoulders,  stressing out over the day-to-day needs that must be met if you are to

keep alive… gym, tan, laundry   food, shelter, clothing, etc. ? Oh, and a new iPhone. Right?



Guess what? W_R_O_N_G_O, pal!



Ever heard of :



B A L D    C H I C K E N S ??????  Yep. It IS a real problem. Thank goodness, someone has help for that.

chicken-sweaters-08-300x229Chicken sweaters, of course!  Yes, sweaters.







FREE Pattern. No strings attached!   AND, this is a way cool site for PEOPLE, as well.

Thanks to the folks here:





HEY. Did I detect somebody snickering?

You are a cruel and horrid creature to laugh at chicken baldness! So stop it!

Don’t be rude, dude.



Ok. Stop, now, ok. Good. Thanks.



Yeah, okay I giggled too, at first…till I paid a visit to the kind-hearted site which features help for rescue chickens that are destined for slaughter after they are done on production farms…a sort of old-age adoption to regular folks until they reach their NATURAL end-of-life time.





Seriously, dude in the back…contain yourself…ok? Wow. SO rude.




Karma loves to bite laughers when they least expect.


You won’t be laughing when you realize that

you seem to have misplaced your pants…they’re  simply, missing…

and…uh oh, you are NOT going to like this bit of news, but Karma just took off

down the street with them…hey dude, you might want to cover yourself up, at that point…


…the rest of us will see that a bald chicken has nothing on you…





Aha, I just knew you could understand!


Let’s see where was I going with this…


OH! YES…chicken rescues.

Bless those kind, humane and compassionate folks who help the abused,  neglected, elderly, or unwanted animals.

There is even enough love for the chickens, which is special to us, in our own hearts; we had some of our own for many years. (HECK NO, we did NOT eat them, either…only their eggs…so please perish that thought!)

Would you like to learn more?   site’s mission claims:

We are a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, this means every donation that comes to us, goes back into the organisation much like a charity. Everybody who works and helps are here on a voluntary basis. We are a work in motion, everytime we have a rescue another enclosure is erected, or more poultry crates are bought.

Our aims are to give farmers another option to slaughter, as we and lots of you know these hens have so much more to give and many more years. We rehome the hens on to people like yourselves with a good pet home for life. 

We regularly save caged, barn and free range laying hens, and have set dates to collect from our regular farmers.

By the way, if you happen to appreciate this noble effort and would like to help out, they graciously accept donations and would love your help.


I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HAVING A CHICKEN OR TWO, or better, like five. They really are pretty cool pets. They eat weeds. They eat up most types of bugs. They make poop which is excellent for fertilizing soil in the garden. My poop, not so much.

They actually look forward to YOU coming outdoors to see them. They even run to you…funny  HYSTERICAL to see yes, but they miss you, AND they often expect a little snacky, like veggie peelings, stale bread, some old fruit as your token of appreciation. I mean, to see them break into that bizarr-o break-neck run….that deserves a spot on America’s Funniest Home Videos and a little treat, really.

Empty-handed is just wrong. Seriously. Wrong.

Do it once and find out. Yeah…so be nice a toss ’em a little something and keep the toes covered, too. Some more curious hens like toes.


C J says:

“Everybody should try to raise a few chickens at least once in their life — it’s an awesome way to teach your kids about animals and responsibilities…like the rescues…they are looking to place these older hens in homes for adoption. In return, many still lay fresh eggs.

What is not to love about the freshest, most delicious eggs you can get? The hens live just a few good years. Every other year we’d hatch some new chicks, which would end up being more roosters than hens, lol. We kept a little flock here for years, but we decided to let the last flock dwindle down, and gave the last few hens to a neighbor. They live there now. We can free ourselves up to go away on last-minute trips a lot easier this way. I preferred hens only, due to noise a rooster can produce. Which is a lot. All the time. They were a great learning experience for me and I enjoyed them a lot. I had names for my girls and appreciated  and respected them. They were all free-range, too.”



©2014, C.S. Thompson.

English: A chicken running Français : Un poule...

English: A chicken running (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


a tame hen being held being held in the U.K.

a tame hen being held being held in the U.K. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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17 Responses to “Morguie Speaks Up For Chickens”

  1. I’ll second the recommendation to keep some chickens. We started with 3 hens when we lived right in town (many cities allow this.) Then we moved to the country where we kept a bantam flock and a mixed full-size flock. When we had to move to an apartment, two of my friends (also in town, but in houses) were able to take in the few we had left.

    I miss them fiercely.

    And, yes, we allowed them all to age until they died naturally. We were a retirement home for chickens, and it was one of the most soothing, relaxing endeavor we ever undertook. (Oh, the sounds of content hens as they just poke around, looking for grit and bugs!)


    • Awww. Thank you for sharing that story! And, let’s not forget those girls cheering each other on with the boisterous cacophony of the group cackle-and-cluck session as the occupant inside the laying box labored to produce her daily contribution…
      ours were Buff Orpingtons, the last flock was anyway; known for consistent production and overall gentle kinship amongst each other. Before that they were of all sorts, shapes, breeds, and sizes!


  2. Dear Mousie I really must apologise for the rest of my race who find bald chickens quite so funny. We’ve obviously forgotten what it’s like to be out in the cold in our birthday suits. I have to say though that it does raise a smile to see them swaggering round in brighter jumpers than most of us dare wear. It’s very good of you to promote their cause like this. I shall bear their condition in mind from now on.

    Dear C.J. So nice to see you again, so you’ve kept hens in the past and they make good pets. The information you supply is amazing and varied as well as surprising. I had no idea you could make a pet of them. I learn something new every day.
    I hope you’re well
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx


  3. Thank you Morguie for your insights. We had chickens once. I have a photo somewhere of my then pre-schooler pushing one around in a dolls pram. lol


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