Lesson 271 – The fabulous bobblebody chicken

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. There are so many, many perks to having chickens besides the obvious one of getting a constant supply of clean, nutritious eggs.

There’s the companionship part (and yes, chickens make really cool, intelligent pets). There’s the amusement factor, the recycling of kitchen scraps aspect, and (clearly one of the best) the fact that when you have chickens people like to send you chicken related things.

My mother-in-law Phyllis Nozell recently sent me this gorgeous life size bobble chicken. When you tap it the body moves back and forth like it is pecking at something in front of it. It’s what chickens do when they are released to the lawn. Peck and bobble, peck and bobble.

Our fabulous bobblebody chicken

It’s an abstract piece of art with distorted features and colors probably not seen on normal chickens (at least any that I’ve been around). The size of a full grown chicken, it’s not something to be ignored and like our real chickens it makes us laugh.

We love the bobblebody chicken.

Since we got this piece of art it has sat right in the middle of our dining room table (next to the Charlie Brown Christmas tree that never got put away). When we pass the salt we pass the shaker around it. When we talk to someone on the other side of the table we move our heads so we can clearly see the person. We have adapted to our funny chicken, which has now become a part of our lives and it wouldn’t even cross our minds to move the piece from the table. The chicken belongs right front and center constantly reminding us of humor and purpose.

Just like our real ones do.


Filed under All things chickens, Chicken art, Chicken fun, Chicken things, Life Lessons, Personal, Project Chickens before the Eggs

3 responses to “Lesson 271 – The fabulous bobblebody chicken

  1. I am very glad you are not obsessed with chickens, as my wife is. It’s not easy living with a chicken-obsessed person. My neighbors, however, have both chickens AND ducks, demonstrating to us that they have a balanced obsessive diet.

  2. Pingback: Lesson 273 – The tree that will not put put away « Lessons Learned from the Flock

  3. Pingback: Lesson 313 – Chicken thoughts from one sister to another « Lessons Learned from the Flock

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