We Try To Put All the Poultry Clichés and Idioms in One Basket

Fowl Language

We Try To Put All the Poultry Clichés and Idioms in One Basket
Add to Favorites Our backyard poultry have infiltrated many aspects of our lives. They have their own feed stores, their own medical complexes and even their own departments within many extension offices. They have also long been living inside our daily colloquialisms, and if you really listen closely, we can’t stop talking about our birds. It started in elementary school for me. Our fifth grade teacher, who was all bark and no bite, opened a large can of worms when she asked, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Going around the circle my classmates responded, egg, chicken, egg, egg, chicken. I responded with a statement, rather than an answer: “I want a pet chicken!” All my peers giggled and thought I was the cat’s pajamas. I didn’t want to let the cat out of the bag; obviously it was the chicken first. My statement surely didn’t make me

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