Sunday, November 1, 2009

Roosters In The Hen House

My dear friend Mamie from Oklahoma sent me this story this morning...I enjoyed it...hope you will also.

It's called 'Old Butch'

John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets', and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.

PhotobucketEach bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.  Now, he could sit on the porch And fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!

When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could run for cover.  To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.

He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one. John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the pulletsurprise as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making.

Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

Vote carefully, the bells are not always audible.


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maggiemaybecrafty said...

You never fail to make me laugh. Who makes these things up anyway???

Sunflower Ranch said...

SG!!! Wonderful!! No egg-ageration, either!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Let's be sure to vote out the ones with the bells in their beaks on Tuesday!!! :D

Fleapirates said...

I'm with Sunflower... lets get rid of the bell-ringers!

Great post!

Eileen Williams said...

I always love the words of wisdom you deliver with such humor and panache. And, boy, are you right! We've been putting all our eggs into one basket for too long and there's a slew of foxes loose in the henhouse! Let's scare 'em into walking on eggshells and doing our bidding instead of strutting around like some kind half-cocked rooster on steroids!

Supergranny said...

Eileen, YES, let's call open season on those 'foxes' in the henhouse!!! Thanks

Online Bidding said...


Good post . But if let's call open season on those foxes.

James Parker.
Online Bidding

Supergranny said...

James, thanks for the comment! I just visited your Online Bidding...looked confusing...what's it all about?

grouchow said...

You are such a hoot! What a rooster. Your posts are always so much fun to read. I get hostile and you get clever. Thanks.

Supergranny said...

grouchow, hostile?'s just that it's about time the everyday folks start asking questions. You know...'inquiring minds want to know!'