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(Channel3000)   Chicken Underground revealed: "Chickens are fabulous. I think they're the best thing going since guinea pigs"   ( channel3000.com) divider line
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2004-10-21 11:07:58 AM  
Richard Gere said that?
2004-10-21 11:13:09 AM  
Is that the sequel to Tony Hawk's Underground?
2004-10-21 11:26:55 AM  
I plan to get some Guinea Hens to keep bugs/bees out of my yard. I just hope the hawks don't get them.
2004-10-21 11:54:32 AM  
I miss our Guinea Pig.
2004-10-21 12:53:20 PM  
Quick, Call Mike
2004-10-21 01:02:16 PM  
So sad, absolutely no chicken choking in Madison. Must be overrun by kittens as well.
2004-10-21 01:03:26 PM  
I love chickens! Particularly when they're barbequed with a side of onion rings
2004-10-21 01:04:12 PM  
Gentlemen prefer whippets.
2004-10-21 01:04:38 PM  
Ok, now this is just farkin stupid!

Maybe toss a pitbull in with the chickens, and they would be fun.

Actually... hehehehehe
I likes chickens now!
2004-10-21 01:05:19 PM  
Apparently the first rule of the chicken underground is not to talk about the chicken underground.
2004-10-21 01:06:26 PM  
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2004-10-21 01:06:31 PM  
Interestingly, guinea pig tastes like chicken.
2004-10-21 01:06:41 PM  
I prefer the free-range capybara...
2004-10-21 01:06:57 PM  
I had pet chickens when I was young. Henry, Henrietta, Mrs. Pennyfeather... Built a kickass multiroom coop/fort for them. Mrs. Pennyfeather had a brood, it wuz cool.
2004-10-21 01:09:01 PM  
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If you are not willing to kill and clean a chicken yourself, I think you have no business eating one.
2004-10-21 01:09:38 PM  
But... but... I thought guinea pigs were supposed to be more like rabbits, not chicken..
2004-10-21 01:09:45 PM  
Why would you want to paint a chicken with anything other than BBQ sauce?
What doe PETA think of people painting innocent chickens?
Do they use oil based paints or Latex?
What do you do with a painted chicken after the paint dries?
2004-10-21 01:10:28 PM  
Hey chickens make great pets. I have 9 and they really help out when you're feeding growing kids. Plus the eggs are way better. You don't want to know how old those supermarket eggs really are. But if you ever get a fresh egg you will know how ripped off you have been by those styrofoam packed "eggs" you get at the store.

Commercial egg farms are seriously gross. They feed the chickens truly disgusting things and the chickens themselves are kept in conditions which would turn your stomach.

Free the chicken slaves!
2004-10-21 01:11:47 PM  
I was just out in seattle, and this is no joke. There are thousands of people with chicken coops. You just can't beat fresh eggs.

Now all we need are monkey butlers.
2004-10-21 01:13:27 PM  
Long live the new feathery flesh?
2004-10-21 01:14:52 PM  
It's chicken lover.
2004-10-21 01:21:30 PM  
lukelightning: It's a regular Stonewall event for the chickens.

"We're chicken! We're stickin'! Get used to it!"
2004-10-21 01:22:58 PM  
"Chickens are basically a good time."
That sentence frightens me
2004-10-21 01:23:02 PM  
Chickens are one of the easiest domesticated food animals to raise in an urban environment. They also allow you to have a real Disney moment with your kids when you see the look in their eyes when you chop off Miss Henny Pennys head and make them eat her for dinner, I tel"l you it is better than making your kid watch "Bambi" and Old Yeller" back to back, the day the dog got crushed by their school bus.
Good times
2004-10-21 01:26:03 PM  

Just be honest with them.

Most commercial farms are stuffed to the brim with chickens who have their beaks cut off, and unable to move for life.

Now, Im not very sympathetic towards my food, so I really dont care about their plight.


They feed them a constant diet of bone meal, made from dead chickens, not to mention the piles of hormones and antibioticis.

If they took the chickens off the antibiotics, they would get sick and die right away.

This is not healthy food! It makes for gross chicken meat, which they have to DYE to make it look appealing in the grocery store.

In short, buy bell and evans chicken. Its about 50 cents more expensive, but the chickens are fed water and corn ONLY. It makes for really damn tasty meat. You'll thank yourself for it. And no, they arnt free range. In fact, they are still pretty piled in. :)
2004-10-21 01:26:19 PM  
If you are not willing to kill and clean a chicken yourself, I think you have no business eating one
A more assine statement has never been made.

I could care less what goes on in a slaughter house, what pigs eat or that chickens suffer. Just have it shrink wrapped on some CFC styrofoam when I get to the supermarket.

If we aren't supposed to eat the animals why are they made of meat?
2004-10-21 01:27:03 PM  
i feel dumber for having read that article
2004-10-21 01:27:39 PM  
Nothing says neighborhood harmony like being the first one with a Chicken Coop in a good sub-division..

Suprisingly, it is VERY hard to get permission for chickens in the South..
2004-10-21 01:28:26 PM  
I thought the headline was made up. My bad.

BEST HEADLINE EVER that was not made up.
2004-10-21 01:30:27 PM  
First you get the chickens,
Then you get the power,
Then you get the women.
2004-10-21 01:30:40 PM  

Okay, so im being asinine. But if you arnt willing to put the effort into getting and preparing the food yourself, then you have no business eating it, imo.

This is why I so rarely eat beef. I'd go through killing, cleaning, and gutting a cow. But its a really stinky, messy, gross job, and I wouldnt be willing to do it often.

Hoestly, it has nothing to do with the plight of the animal. I could care less, its just food. But the problem is that its really farking unhealthy food.

But hey, eat whatever you want. Im not gunna stop you :)
2004-10-21 01:31:18 PM  
I agree, chicken is great.
2004-10-21 01:31:38 PM  

I agree but it kind of honks off cops when I walk down my suburban road with my rifle on my back.
2004-10-21 01:32:58 PM  
I've never seen so many chicken-related puns...
2004-10-21 01:33:49 PM  

My bad. I had your comment pegged as a fanataic vegan (as if there is any other kind) and I was trolling for a reaction. Sort of. But eating food or consuming goods prepared by others is one of the bebefits of living in the first world. Thank heavens I don't have to kill my own beef. or I would be one skinny mother farker.

2004-10-21 01:34:33 PM  
2004-10-21 11:26:55 AM mryoop789

I plan to get some Guinea Hens to keep bugs/bees out of my yard. I just hope the hawks don't get them.

PSA - Put in your ear plugs if anything gets within 100 yards of your new bug-eatin' guinea birds.

/part-time farmer
2004-10-21 01:36:53 PM  

Thank goodness for the open market. There are people willing to "go through killing, cleaning, and gutting". I pay him for that. When his stereo breaks, he pays me to fix it.

I prefer bartering but when that does not work, money does.

/I will respect your point of view in the morning. No, really.
2004-10-21 01:38:36 PM  
Uhhh, NO.
2004-10-21 01:40:08 PM  
Guy in bar: Y'know, my uncle thinks he's a chicken.
Bartender: Well, why don't you have him committed?
Guy in bar: We would, but we need the eggs.

thank you I'm here all week!
remember to tip your waitresses!
2004-10-21 01:40:29 PM  
if you dont give a shiate about the animal, then why do you even care at all? do you really give a crap how lazy or unhealthy your average farker is?
/eat meat that i buy because im stupid and lazy and dont have time to kill things that dont piss me off.
2004-10-21 01:41:13 PM  
Despite the moderation, Bludstone's comments still don't wash with me. I am unwilling to build my own house - I have better things to do and don't feel like doing my own physical labour in this respect, or learning to do the various necessary trades properly. I therefore, by Bludstone's argument, have no right to live indoors. Ditto not being able to enjoy vegetables if I'm unwilling (not being grossed out by gardening, but simply not feeling like doing so) to grow them myself.

Now if you want to change that to something along the lines of "unwilling to accept and understand the process", I'll give that to you. I shouldn't be eating meat if I can't accept what happens in a slaughterhouse. But that doesn't mean I have to actually be willing to go and do it myself when alternatives are available.
2004-10-21 01:41:44 PM  
Well, if you like chickens give'em a try sometime. Me, I can't usually eat 'em 'cause my girlfriend's a vegetarian. Which more or less makes me a vegetarian, but I sure love the taste of a good chicken.

(to Brett)
You know what they call a Chicken with Cheese in France?


Tell 'em, Vincent.

Poulet with Cheese.
2004-10-21 01:43:45 PM  
Not eat food you aren't willing to put in the effort to prepare yourself?

That runs contrary to the basic social and economic principles that have governed most of the world for most of the past 10,000 years. We each contribute our skills to society in a limited capacity in exchange for currency we can exchange for goods and services produced by others who have contributed their skills to society. By not insisting we all do everything, we increase our ability to collectively do more things better. I don't have to plow my fields, plant and nurture my crops, harvest and mill my grain, mix and bake my bread just so I can have a piece of toast in the same way I don't have to mine the ore and petroleum and refine it to make a toaster.
2004-10-21 01:44:02 PM  
"I got them for eggs and for painting, because I knew they'd be really fun to paint," said Sue Medaris, a chicken owner and artist. "Chickens have a lot of personality. The color in their feathers are great. People seem to really love them."

Good God, that sounds like something I would say. (except I don't like eggs or own chickens - yet!!)

/My parents are so proud of how I used my $125k art school degree
2004-10-21 01:44:48 PM  
Well said, diplomaticimmunity - and quick, too.
2004-10-21 01:45:24 PM  

Uh, I dont kill or clean my meat either. I buy it at whole foods. I _have_ killed and cleaned a chicken before though. Icky, but a good lesson in life. Willingness != must do it everytime.


My argument does not apply to housebuilding. Only food. :P
2004-10-21 01:48:47 PM  
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2004-10-21 01:49:21 PM  
2004-10-21 11:26:55 AM mryoop789

I plan to get some Guinea Hens to keep bugs/bees out of my yard. I just hope the hawks don't get them.

Two things:
1. Why do you want the bees out of your yard and why do you think guinea hens will eat stinging insects?
2. My wife and I tried the same thing with ducks (we were trying to get the slugs out of the yard). The only problem was that not only do ducks eat all of the same things that slugs do, just in larger quantities, but they also leave a ton of crap all over the place. We have switched over to chickens, but have them confined in a side yard, so while the slug population has come back, we aren't always tracking crap into our house.
Our general feeling is pretty much in agreement with the people in the article--Very easy to take care of and nice to have the extra eggs. You just need to make sure the poor thnings are locked up at night so the raccoons don't eat them. Oh, and in the interest of preventing your neighbors from actively plotting your demise, avoid loud poultry. Roosters guinea hens and peafowl all could get you arrowed.
2004-10-21 01:49:45 PM  
I for one thank the headline writer
2004-10-21 01:49:59 PM  
"If you are not willing to kill and clean a chicken yourself, I think you have no business eating one."

Hey bludstone, can you hear me all the way back in the 1920's??
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