Chinese Chickens

I get all my news from Facebook – no really, I do. It is better than the mainstream media because it is colored by the opinions of the ones I love. Yesterday, it all started out with chickens.

My good friend posted the following and her sister asked for my humorous opinion –

Chickens (Photo credit: Allie’s.Dad)
USDA to Allow China to Process Chickens, Ship Back to U.S
by Charlotte Andersen for”Chinese chicken” will soon have a whole new meaning, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently gave the green-light to four chicken processing plants in China, allowing chicken raised and slaughtered in the U.S. to be exported to China for processing….
  • Sierra Littrell Wright I’m surprised Hoss Lors hasn’t spoken his mind yet?
    to which I replied…
  • Hoss Lors …. well – Gerty was at my front door this morning raising hell about this issue – she is our lead chicken spokesperson here on the ranch – while free-range – she is quite vocal when not fed her sweet feed and was pissed like hell that she could be shipped to China for processing. Her words were ” what do those slanty eyed flu lovin gooks know about chickens?” (yes, I know Gook is pejorative for a Korean – same difference)
    This conversation found its way to the dinner table and a whole diatribe on chickens!
    A cock and a hen roosting together.
    A cock and a hen roosting together. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    The ranch has two different sets of chickens! The Rhode Island Red and the white Leghorn. Gerty is a Rhode Island Red and is really really smart. I like to think of her as an entitlement chicken. She begs and begs for grain and then pecks at it for a moment and then forgets about the grain. The white Leghorn chickens come and finish everything left from the morning feed.

    Now here is the irony – the entitlement chickens are the “white caretakers” original chickens – like him they are given everything – free medical and $1000 in food stamps while paid under the table by the ranch owner and they are red (like we like to think of Indians since this is a reservation). The white chickens were given to the caretaker by a “red” Indian, John WhiteManRunsHim (yes, Crow Indians get all the cool names)  that has a good job as a counselor at a local school. The white chickens are industrious and clean up everything! I just love the spin on colors, racism, and perception!
    and now we are shipping more jobs to China –
    this is why I get all my news from Facebook…because one never knows where the mind might lead!

2 thoughts on “Chinese Chickens

  1. I hate chickens…white ones, red ones, live ones, dead one, ones that look like nuggets, ones that taste like chicken, and Chinese chickens for sure! Good post and you know it’s true if you read it on the internet. I read that on the internet somewhere.

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