Which Came First?


Geeveston’s Own Chicken Run

Chicken Run was an animated movie from 2000. Hubby and I both thought it was pretty funny.Hubby is a big fan of “Wallace & Gromit” and enjoyed the “claymation” style animation. I thought that the writers must have watched a lot of WWII escape movies as the story of chickens escaping from an evil farmer who wanted to turn them into pies had a lot of the elements of those old films.

If you want to know more about Chicken Run you can read about it here.

On a small patch of land not far from where we live a group of roosters have made their home. The first ones appeared a couple of years ago. I am told that people dump the birds there because they are unproductive or perhaps they just don’t like them crowing. The birds settled down to a life of foraging and over time their numbers have grown. Occasionally one disappears, probably a road accident victim (yes, these chickens do cross the road) or maybe some local person got hungry but others arrive to take their place. When I counted this morning there were eleven of them living happily together. Occasionally when I’m cleaning the church across the road from where they live I’ve been startled by a sound and looked out to see a couple of “chooks” at the door.

Recently, walking home from the shops, I noticed a couple of plastic containers of water had been placed under the trees. Hubby says he has seen somebody feeding them too. I think it’s nice that some people care enough to feed homeless poultry.

I don’t know a lot about the different breeds but some of these birds are quite handsome fellows. This morning before I went to the church I popped over and took a few pictures of them.They are not really tame but not really afraid of humans either. When I went over to them they all strolled away from me as a group but one or two came back towards me later.

Some of the inhabitants of the rooster colony
Some of the inhabitants of the rooster colony
A handsome fellow
A handsome fellow
Somebody cares
Somebody cares
Another of the locals
Another of the locals
Roosters
Roosters

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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