Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chicken Bite!

As you know, I live on a farm. It's usually pretty fun. The animals become friends to me. Sometimes I pretend that I can talk to animals and they can talk to me. I talk to them, and imagine what funny or smart things they would say back. There is this one rooster we have that I really like. He's friendly and has the most beautiful feathers; black, with rusty orange and iridescent green. He has little, beady golden eyes. If any animal could ever talk to me, I bet it would be him. I can just tell he's intelligent.

Well, a few days ago, I was feeding the chickens. That rooster was following me around. I looked down at his smart little eyes. His glossy feathers were shining. I wanted to pet him.

"Don't pet him," I told myself. But the thought nagged at me. So, I threw caution to the wind and reached down to pet the rooster's back. But before my hand touched his feathers... chomp! He closed his beak around my index finger*. I jerked my hand back in surprise. I just been bitten by a chicken!

So, the moral of the story is, never try to pet poultry.


* Don't worry. The bite didn't hurt. It just felt like a squeeze around my finger.


  1. Oh, no, Frankie! That crazy chicken! I'm glad it didn't hurt too much. Roosters can have nasty kicks, too.


  2. Yikes! Birds are frightening and dangerous!

    Glad you're OK.

    The Green Girls

  3. P.S. Our guardian, Blakeney, was bitten by a seagull when she was four years old and attempting to feed them graham crackers.

    She never really got over it. ;-)

  4. Ooooohhhhh nooooo .. chickens can be onery things for sure .. we used to have a rooster that would chase and try to claw you .. he finally took a trip one summer .. my horse used to chase the mean goose away from me .. she was a great protector .. but I agree no peting poultry .. glad that you are ok ..