Signs….Not Always Accurate


I do not typically make e-bay purchases, but when my husband called my attention to this sign and it was a buy it now deal……I found I could not resist.

This sign is pretty laughable when I think of my chickens. The girls are pretty tame and generally mind their own business during the day.  (My husband pointed out that this sign is accurate if you happen to be a bug or a worm….)

I have seen them chase small birds that were picking at the same seeds or bugs they were after. It is great fun to watch them chase the small moths that like to hide in the summer grass.

I have never yet seen them attack anything that was bigger than them. After thinking on that I may be wrong. I did see them, one time, go after a friend’s toenails.

She and her husband arrived one evening before I locked the girls in for the night.  My friend had sandals on; and had her toe nails painted red. We soon discovered that those girls love red toe nail polish and they were very persistent as they followed her where ever she went.

I often wonder what those chickens would do if I painted their toe nails red… themselves around? I wonder this because I have another chicken loving friend who actually does this!

My biggest problem with my sign is knowing where to put it. My husband thinks it should be put on the chicken coop. I think it needs a more prominent place…somewhere that keeps people wondering about the girls!!( In case you were not aware of it….I have a sense of humor that may or may not be a bit off-center.)

My husband also wonders how long I will keep having chickens. I really don’t know how to answer that question. I enjoy having the girls around. I laugh about their different personalities and I love the fresh eggs.  I also wonder what my grandkids would call me if I no longer had chickens?

I have a feeling there will be chickens around here for a long time….and I am thinking that is a fine idea! We don’t have a dog…who else am I going to talk to as I work outside this summer? Yup, the girls may be around a long time.


Chickens are like potato chips
You can’t have just one…..





33 thoughts on “Signs….Not Always Accurate

  1. beaconsoflife says:

    I love this Faye! My sister used to have chickens when she lived in CA. She wasn’t on a farm, they just had a big front lot and chickens and goats. So whenever I read your posts about chickens I think of her chickens clucking around in their big yard. Thanks for sharing and bringing back wonderful memories.

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  2. susieshy45 says:

    I read the post wondering with each paragraph where the lesson was and finally there was none- I had grown used to that simple life lesson at the end of every post. I think the Chickens do need to be around for a long time. Where did you put the sign up finally ?
    I didn’t know chickens loved red toe nail paint.

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      I had the same thought Susie about not having a bit of a life lesson. I sat there and thought about what I could put and this time came up blank so just left it as it was.
      I have not put my sign out yet as it has been a bit rainy these last couple days.
      I think chickens just like the color red. I know they can spot a ripe tomato a long way away and head right for it.

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      I lock the girls out of the backyard in the summer or else they would eat every tomato they could reach once they got ripe!
      We love sitting on the deck and spitting out watermelon seeds for the girls…they love those things and go nuts when you throw the rind to them…especially if you leave a bit of red flesh.

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  3. ruthsoaper says:

    A few years back my husband was buying chicken feed and noticed some signs that said “Chicks With Attitude” he decided to get one. Went he went to pay he found out that they were a free promotional item for a certain brand of feed. Not the brand he was buying. I don’t know how but he talked the sales person into giving him one. It hangs on our coop and I do feel it is very fitting.
    We could use a beware of rooster sign. I have learned never to turn my back on him.

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  4. says:

    One thing I really miss is my chickens!! They require so little and give you eggs! May you and your chickens enjoy many many many happy springs together – and that sign could be posted like a “beware of dog” sign-front and center! haha!

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  5. Timelesslady says:

    Great sign! I also love the red toenail story…priceless. I wonder if they would come after mine? I sometimes paint them Jamaica green when we go on vacation.

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  6. peggyjoan42 says:

    Ha Ha I love that sign. We had chickens for years and they are very fun to watch. Such a cute post Faye. Keep laughing that is what makes life fun. Without a good sense of humor life seems dull. Happy day to you chicken lady. xoxoxo

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      Happy day to you to Peggy! Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Having some internet issues. We are anxiously waiting for the fiber optic cable to make it to our place this summer..that way we can get rid of this data limited satellite stuff!

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      • peggyjoan42 says:

        No cable in our area yet. Tried to go to town and use my daughter’s internet. Did not work so I went back to the limited data satellite. My daughter’s family spent a month taking turns with the flu and I stayed away. Someone at their house was always sick. Sad life with no internet – ha ha Hope things are improving in Iowa. Too much rain here.

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