My Mountain Garden Gleanings
Monday, September 20, 2010
Madder than a Wet Hen . . . NOT!
It rained throughout the night and is wet and cloudy today. Not the usual autumn weather. The chickens are out and about scratching and squawking but out nevertheless.
I started thinking about the phrase "madder than a wet hen" and have come to the conclusion that the phrase should be "madder than a broody".
My hens go out in the rain and go about their daily activities normally.
Now a broody on the other hand - look out! They get an evil look in their eye people in the chicken world call "stinkeye" that means "Beware! You may lose a finger."
They fluff themselves up and make menacing sounds - growls, screeches, yells, and more.
If you take them off their nest, they flap their wings running about screaming and making life miserable for the other chickens. They remind me of a toddler taking a tantrum.
Oh, those hormones! ;)
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