Tuesday, February 5, 2013

chicken phrases

Here are some phrases we have chickens to thank for.

As happy as a rooster in a hen house.

A hen which sits on top soils the one below.

The rooster may rule the roost, but the hen rules the rooster.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.


cooped up

caught with egg on your face

The rooster may crow but the hen delivers the goods.

Quit your squawking

Walking on egg shells

he won't fly the coop

rulin' the roost

Birds of a feather flock together.

Pecking order

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Have to break a few eggs to make an omelet

Which came first: the chicken or the egg?

Hatch an idea

Coming home to roost

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Don't chicken out

Not everything is what it's cracked up to be

Something to crow about

Chicken scratch (bad handwriting)

Running around like a chicken with it's head cut off

Stick your neck out

Bad egg

I'm going to ring his neck

A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush

Cock- eyed

Empty nest syndrome/ empty nesters

Bird brained

Playing chicken

Tough old bird


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