Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chook (and Doris) - Maree

This is Chook, my other rooster (besides Artemis) and he's a Silky x Bantam, and almost twice Artemis's size. But he runs like the wind if Artemis should even just look in his direction! Out of my 8 hens, he's got three that dare to defy Artemis and hang out with him - Doris, Babs and Ginger. They're actually very brave, because besides incurring Artemis's wrath, Chook is rather large and almost squashes them while "having his way with them"!


Chook: You know what the problem is? The fences aren't just round the farm. They're up here, in your head. There's a better place out there, somewhere beyond that hill, and it has wide open places, and lots of trees... and grass. Can you imagine that? Cool, green grass.
Doris: Who feeds us?
Chook: We feed ourselves.
Doris: Where's the farm?
Chook: There is no farm.
Doris: Then, where does the farmer live?
Chook: There is no farmer, Doris.
Doris: Is he on holiday?
Chook: He isn't anywhere! Don't you get it? There's no morning head count, no farmers, no dogs and coops and keys, and no fences!
Doris: In all my life I've never heard such a fantastic... load of tripe!
- Extract from the movie "The Chicken Run"


  1. Another fine-looking fellow Maree. He actually looks sort of mean in your drawing so I was surprised to hear he's such a wuss. Did you name all your chickens after ones in the Chicken Run movie?

  2. Love the painting and the story, Maree.

  3. How I love your rooster stories and paintings.

  4. His looks certainly belie his demeanour Paula! Ha ha! Not all, 3 or 4 of the girls, some names like Missy and Barbie just came naturally!

  5. Thanks Kathryn, sometimes a sketch just brings a story to mind!

  6. Ah, pleased you like it Joan, thank you!

  7. I'm positive I replied to your comment PJ, but there you have it, it's not here! Thanks for your nice comment, I'm pleased you like them!


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