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#1 2018-01-10 19:45:00

shaneb99
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Chicken saying in modern lingo

Have you ever thought of all the sayings in English that relate to chickens? It must date from a time where everyone had a few hens so you could relate to things like; rule the roost, put all your eggs in one basket, don't count your chickens before they hatch, put away a nest egg, like a fox in the hen house and others I can't think of right now.


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#2 2018-01-10 22:43:11

susanr
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Re: Chicken saying in modern lingo

There do seem to be quite a few sayings that have managed to become common use through the generations.  One other:  pecking order.


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#3 2018-01-11 06:07:51

heda gobbler
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Re: Chicken saying in modern lingo

I understand so much more of these old expressions now I have chickens. Going into the coop late at night and seeing that indeed birds of a feather DO flock together, at least after dark!    Also so much more of the Bible now I have sheep - clearly so much of the Bible was written for people with livestock.


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#4 2018-01-11 13:42:46

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Re: Chicken saying in modern lingo

heda gobbler wrote:

I understand so much more of these old expressions now I have chickens. Going into the coop late at night and seeing that indeed birds of a feather DO flock together, at least after dark!    Also so much more of the Bible now I have sheep - clearly so much of the Bible was written for people with livestock.

Indeed.  Especially the whole concept of the 'good shepherd'.  As a kid I always imagined the flock as being meek and mild and needing the protection from all the nasty outside evils.

Now I understand that the sheep are actually stubborn, headstrong, selfish and absolutely determined to act against their own self interest so the frantic shepherd constantly runs around trying to save them from themselves.


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#5 2018-01-11 15:55:59

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Re: Chicken saying in modern lingo

I do so agree Fowler. Even more so in that I think  I'm at least part sheep. I'm my own worst enemy at times.

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#6 2018-01-11 18:10:53

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Re: Chicken saying in modern lingo

:iagree: Me too. "no comment:


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