Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Wild Chickens

I was wondering the other day how come you never hear of chickens living in the wild. Well, it turns out that there have indeed been groups (herds?) of wild chickens in scattered places, such as Los Angeles, Fitzgerald, GA, Key West, FL, Weirton, WV, Fair Oaks, CA, Hawaii, Seattle, Suffolk, England, and even New Jersey. Apparently chickens can be more resourceful than I thought.

2 Comments:

Blogger MandyMom.com said...

Hmm! Whodathunk!
Btw, a group of chickens is called a flock, a group of chicks is called a clutch (yeah, like a little purse!), and hens??... a brood of hens. I guess when we call our kids our "brood", we're referring to them as hens? Ha!

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Blogger modernmerlin said...

brood Look up brood at Dictionary.com
O.E. brod, from P.Gmc. *brod (cf. M.Du. broet, O.H.G. bruot), lit. "that which is hatched by heat," from *bro- "to warm, heat," from PIE *bhre- "burn, heat, incubate," from base *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew). The verbal figurative meaning ("to incubate in the mind") is first recorded 1571, from notion of "nursing" one's anger, resentment, etc.

2:43 PM  

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