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.