I’ve got a thieving chicken.

But Jessie, you say, you have 90 chickens! How do you know which one it is?


I do have 90 chickens but I only have six Delaware chickens. And of those only three are adults and two of those adults are bold. Very bold. In fact if they were much larger, or I was much smaller, they would be terrifying.Delaware Chicken

But Jessie, you say, they are chickens! You love chickens! Why would they be terrifying?


These are the two chickens that I saw catch a mouse out in the open, beat it to death and then fight over it’s remains. These are the chickens that have hunted down toads and leave no doubt that birds are close relations to dinosaurs. These are chickens it would be best not to be a small creature around.

But one of them is bolder than the other, and now I know which one.Delaware Chicken

But Jessie, you say, they look the same!


The extra bold chicken invaded a little party we were having on the deck, stole a hot dog right of a plate and ran off with it to the cries of distress from the small boy who had just lost his dinner.

SheΒ is the thieving chicken.Delaware Chicken

But Jessie, you say, how can you tell it’s her and not her sister?


Because when you are a chicken and you steal a ketchup covered hot dog out of a bun you get ketchup-ed.

And apparently, ketchup doesn’t wear off right away, it just turns black.Delaware Chicken

It’s true, I have 90 chickens, but this one, is the thieving chicken.


20 comments on “Thief

  1. Dan says:

    Oh my goodness! 90 chickens! That one has an alibi for sureπŸ˜‰

  2. Aishwarya says:

    Wow…never heard of a thieving chicken before!!!

    • Jessie says:

      We always seem to have one bold one in each “batch” of chickens thought this lady might take the cake for how far she’s willing to go to steal a bit of food!

  3. jenanita01 says:

    so funny, started my day off a treat!

    • Jessie says:

      That makes me smile to hear- and also now you know to hold on to your hot dog if ever a chicken is near, humorous and informative that’s me. πŸ˜‰

  4. Holly says:

    How funny,we watched the first two Jurassic Park movies last night…I can totally see the velociraptor resemblance! πŸ˜€

  5. Love it! Under the feathers, they are actually dragons.

  6. Corky says:

    Chicken soup tonight??

  7. Sharon Jacobson says:

    Yup toss it in the crock pot!!

  8. Widdershins says:

    What an enterprising lass! πŸ™‚

  9. Jennifer New says:

    Thank you for sharing! You made me laugh out loud so hard!!! We have 3 week old chicks and are new at being chicken farmers. My grandparents were farmers and had over 4,000 chickens, but are not here so I can ask them questions. When I read that they beat a mouse to death, and how bold they are, I relaxed a little bit. I love to hear that they can grow and be strong. I know I will still worry about them when they move to the coop, but I felt better after reading your post! :)Jen

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