Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hit and Run

Seth found one of our chickens beside the coop yesterday, she was dead. I asked if she was attacked, he said that she was just laying there with her wings spread out a bit. I thought the poor thing might have died from heat exhaustion before she got to the water. Poor, poor chicken, whatever could have happened to her?


Then Clay came home and reminded me that I came barrelling down the drive way honking the horn yesterday. The chickens went a bit wacky and ran across the road just as I was passing the coop. "Could it be that you ran over a chicken yesterday?" Clay suggested with a tone of accusation.

I was involved in a hit and chicken run accident. I am guilty, I killed a chicken.

There has been no end to the imitations of me squealing down the drive way and gurgling chicken bocking from my husband and children. My sons also like to act out how the chicken must have been launched into the air making what obviously was rocket launching sounds to crash next to the coop with gurgling chicken bocking. Poor, poor chicken she didn't know what hit her or maybe she did and her dying bock was, "Whyeeeee? April, whyeeeeee? Brooooockgllggl, uhg."

7 comments:

Rechelle said...

I guess you could mow them down, one by one and save the trouble of moving them

iloveupstate.com said...

You do NOT want to hear the story of how my Dad got rid of all our chickens in 5 minutes or less...

Vonda said...

Oh my gosh. This could have been me with my great driving skills.....just ask my sisters.

cndymkr said...

This is so sad (muffled laughter). Will you be holding a funeral? And don't listen to your sister. Her idea is so wrong.
jean

Babette said...

Isn't your daughter home yet to defend you?!

My email address is dikefam at hotmail dot com. Send me your address, if you feel so inclined, as I would love to ask you some Missouri-related questions.

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

Oh mercy... so since it's officially road kill -- you probably can't eat it.

So sorry for your loss!

iloveupstate.com said...

Your hubby has probably already seen this...but if not, thought it would make you giggle:

http://www.partiv.com/2007/07/19/dear-architects-i-am-sick-of-your-shit/