Prize Rooster

Roosters with tiny bells


My uncle John was in the fertilized egg business when I was young. He had several hundred young layers, called pullets, and 8 or 10 roosters whose job was to fertilize the eggs. My uncle kept records and any rooster or pullet that didn’t perform well went into the pot and was replaced.

Now this took an awful lot of time. So my uncle got a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by listening to the bells. My uncle’s favorite rooster was old Brewster. A very fine specimen he was, but his bell had not rung all morning. Uncle John went to investigate. Several roosters were chasing pullets, bells a-ringing, but Brewster 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.

Uncle was so proud of Brewster he entered him in the county fair. Brewster was an overnight sensation. The judges not only awarded him the No Bell Prize, but also the Pullet Surprise.


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The name Pavlov rings a bell. - Unknown

Organic Farm: Tilling like it is - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Let's make hay while it lasts. - James Lovelock

Deviled Eggs: What wicked chickens lay - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken. - Colonel Sanders

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. - Unknown

Maybe I should just go home and ride my tractor. - Chuck Grassley

Eve: The first chicken to ruin a man's garden - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The only thing chicken about Israel is their soup. - Bob Hope

Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse. - Groucho Marx

A good farm is recognized as good partly by its beauty. - Wendell Berry

Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell. - Shana Alexander

Farm: What a city man dreams of at 5 P.M., never at 5 A.M. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably. - C S Lewis

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. - African Proverb

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because you didn't cook it! - Gordon Ramsay

Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, farm boy. - Han Solo

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handyman with a sense of humus. - E.B. White

Never knock on death's door. Ring the bell and run away. Death hates that. - Matt Frewer

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career. - Gloria Steinem

We need more young people involved in farming because the future needs real food. - Helena Sylvester

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate. - Unknown

Put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. - George Lucas

Don't let your dreams rust! Listen to your youthful bells ringing loud inside of you. - Bernard Kelvin Clive

Genetic Engineering: A recent attempt to formalize what farmers have been doing all along. - Unknown

I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world. - Katy Perry

Cajun is country food by farmers and fisherman that arrived in Louisiana from Acadiana, Canada. - Paul Prudhomme

Life on a farm is a school of patience. You can't hurry the crops or make an ox in two days. - Haneri Liogier

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. - Erich Segal

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. - Dwight D Eisenhower

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful, and then only for a short while. - Albert Einstein

I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some wish to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell. - C.T. Studd

I love lean meats like chicken, turkey. I'm obsessed with sushi and fish in general. I eat a lot of veggies and hummus. - Shawn Johnson

The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere. - Jim Hightower

Once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher... but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer. - Brenda Schaepp

The difference between involvement and commitment is like an eggs and ham breakfast: the chicken was involved, the pig was committed. - Unknown

What's the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin. - Dave Attell

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt

Lincolnshire is the Idaho of England. You were either going to drive a tractor for the rest of your life or head for the city to work in a factory. - Bernie Taupin


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05-Jul-2022