The Chicken Dance

I’ve owned backyard chickens for 5 months now.  Last week I finally got an egg.  “An” being the operative word.  Eggs aren’t exactly flying out of their asses at this point.

Good thing eggs aren’t the only thing chickens are good for.

They’re also excellent dancers and inherently helpful.

Chickendance

Perfectly trimmed.  And I didn’t even have to ask them to do it!   I can’t wait ’til winter to see how they are with a snow shovel.

61 Comments

  1. Andrea says:

    When I try to click on the video, it says “This video is private.” I wanted to watch the chicken dance, too bad!!

  2. Diane says:

    Chicken Dance vid won’t run. Says it’s private.

  3. Andrea says:

    Okay, I refreshed and NOW it lets me watch. Sorry about that. Technologically clueless, I confess.

  4. Diane says:

    Gotta git me some chickens. That’s fab !

  5. carol says:

    cheeze whiz!!!

  6. Diane says:

    Good drama that. Good chuckle when we realize WHY they are dancing like Bohemian Birdies.

  7. Marti says:

    Yep, yer certifiable! Hilarious!

    But maybe you should keep it private. PETA will be all over you in a Canook winter minute!

  8. Nancy says:

    This is my fav post ever, EVER !! Perfectly timed soundtrack, i love it!

  9. Michelle says:

    I wasn’t sure what to expect, but that’s the best chicken dance I’ve ever seen – including those I’ve witnessed at weddings where the participants had indulged in a bit too much vino 😉

  10. Pati says:

    Awesomeness!! hahaa so freakin funny! Loved it 🙂

  11. dan says:

    There’s something seriously wrong going on if eggs do start flying out their asses.

  12. kel mcnichol says:

    Who knew chickens liked begonia flowers…so funny. Well you know you started something…I am going to need more chicken videos on a regular basis. (please)

  13. Sue says:

    This is a riot! Love my chickens…. They are so entertaining and helpful around the garden! They have decimated every hosta in the garden except variegated ones! A friend just dropped a whole box of variegated ones off for me to plant! I have no dirt left in any beds it is all over the lawns as well as all leaves etc. Sooo helpful! Never thought of the snow shoveling…. What a great idea! Love your girls names too! Cheez whiz and Walnut are perfect names!

  14. Jules says:

    hahahah! this is great! very nicely done…talented!

  15. Marissa says:

    Very cute!! A video you always look back on!

  16. Susan Perry says:

    Quite lovely! I was expecting the “Chicken Dance” we used to have to perform at the family Polish weddings…

  17. Tamra says:

    Well obviously you are a whiz at the video editing software! You’ll be a photoshop pro in no time. Hysterical!

  18. Lou Cinda says:

    HYSTERICAL!!! I watched it TWICE! lol

    Lou Cinda

  19. marilyn says:

    lmao..thanks for the morning chuckle

  20. toni says:

    So graceful..so elegant…so…oops! Bad, bad chickens!…..with a stern finger wagging and a hand over my mouth covering the giggles! …..Toni

  21. Jen says:

    While shopping at my local farmers market this past Sat. a couple of chickens got loose. There was a small man with a big net trying to catch them. Chickens are very spry and tricky, just wondering if you have a net? You know… just in case.

    Funny video. Made me laugh.

  22. Cheryl in Wisconsin says:

    A cinematographical masterpiece.

  23. Beth says:

    Ah yes, the chicken dance. When I had chickens the little buggers danced all over my garden and ate my tomatoes. Good times.

  24. Ha! You have MAD videography skills!

  25. Your Angelwing Begonias are sufferin’!!! Great footwork though.

  26. christine says:

    My husband noticed there seemed to be a plethora of free chickens(NOT to be eaten) on Kijiji.I put the blame all on your shoulders.You make chickening too much fun!Of course when the poop starts piling up the city slickers start looking for a chicken rescue organization.We have forwarded your address to them.And CHCH will be there tonight to interview you for the 6 oclock news.It’s so exciting,you’re going to be on air again!!!

  27. Micol says:

    Tu sei brava!!!

  28. Nancy says:

    OMG Karen…I just found out I have to put MORE money into my crappy car..and then I opened this..Thanks once again for brightening my day..I can’t stop watching your beautiful little ballerinas..you are so making me want a couple of my own..more for the entertainment than the eggs..the eggs would be an extra benefit..plus I live in the country so..no problems..Thank you, Thank you, Thank you..now I must go watch these lovelies again…!

  29. Susan says:

    OMG, I love chickens. And you because you “get it”!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  30. Janelle says:

    Bravo! Did you know chickens get lice?

  31. PoopsieRenee says:

    You are weird. I like you. I am pretty sure we are related… or at least the same brand of weird.
    Hilarious.

  32. Hilarious! Can’t understand why you’re not getting eggs though. My friend with chickens get several every day. Love your chicken’s names
    Stacy

  33. Marcy K. says:

    Great video!

    At the end of it the Ads By Google popped up with: “What really attracts men” and “How to BBQ chicken.” Now I’m uncomfortable.

    • Karen says:

      Marcy – Makes perfect sense to me. I’m not sure however, if it’s dancing chickens or BBQ chicken that attracts men. Depends on the man I spose. ~ k!

  34. Celia says:

    Oh my gosh, I laughed so hard! You’re so funny!d

  35. Sarah says:

    best.lunch.break.ever.

  36. Linda says:

    Ha ha thats so funny. Hop hop. Maybe we should hop once in a while.

  37. Langela says:

    Hey Karen! I’m glad someone else enjoys chickens as much as we do. They provide entertainment and I thought we’d just get eggs. At this point we’d keep them if they didn’t lay any eggs. It’s so relaxing to just sit and watch and listen to them sometimes.

  38. I was wondering why they were jumping, lol!

  39. Kate says:

    Just had eye surgery. Watched chicken vid. Laughed so hard, I popped a stitch. Thanks, Karen; it was SO worth it!!!

    • Karen says:

      Kate – I am hoping with all my heart that’s true. If it is … and I ever go on a talk show … I’m gonna tell the story of the girl who popped a stitch. ~ karen

  40. TracyMB says:

    I’m hoping the costumer is by before their next performance. I’m seeing them in tutus…

  41. Erin Louise says:

    this is epic…just freakin epic

  42. Kate says:

    Brownie Scout’s honor, Karen, that story is true. I now have a long, dangling stitch at the corner of my right eye that popped when I had fits over the chick vid. I contend that final stitch was too damn tight anyway. Hope the doc asks me about it; I’ll tell her it’s your fault and show her the chicken dance vid on my iPhone.

    And I though anesthesia was my only hurdle. Leave it to you, Karen.

    Even if I end up with a wonky scar, I don’t give a rat’s patoot. Love that video.

  43. Patty says:

    Bah ha ha ha … i have to go change my underwear now! I can’t wait to get my chickens! Did you know that chicken poop is wonderful for composting! It adds a lot of nutrients and helps the compost heat up so it can decompose faster! Another awesome use for chickens.

  44. Brie says:

    Fantastic…. I was curious what kind of chickens you recommend as egg laying pets? I have two little girls and would like them to not be damaged due to “squirrilely chicken-rage!” my mother has told me horror stories about growing up on a farm in drummensville with chickens that scratched their legs…. She has the tendency to over-exaggerate often, but I don’t know. When I was little she blamed the spider veins on her legs on the chickens of her past. Now in my late twenties I am onto her and the web of chicken lies she weaves. Please advise.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Brie – It depends on where you live on what type of chicken you get. The various breeds are meant for certain areas. Rhode Island Reds are friendlyish and cold tolerant and lay the most eggs of any breed, along with Leghorns. Cochins are very docile and loveable, but don’t lay as many eggs. 2 or 3 a week compared to 6 from the Rhode Island Reds. Search the Internet and sites like backyardchickens.com to find out about the different breeds and their weather preferences as well as how friendly they are and how many eggs they lay. Phew. Lots to consider. ~ karen

  45. Heather-Mae says:

    My 8-year old daughter says, “That’s funny!” There you have it.

  46. This is just terrific — what a great start to my Monday!

  47. Kat says:

    Haha, I was over watching the Scottish Bagpipe Chicken video and it was hilarious and beautifully edited, then scrolled farther down and realized I must have missed this video. Loved this one also.

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