When It’s Time to Feed the Chickens

This’ll be old news to those of you who’ve lived on farms; but it’s all new to those of us who haven’t.

So you call the chickens for their feeding time, and they all come running (I couldn’t possibly eat my chickens, if they came when I called), and the rooster crows–and along come the cats, eager to share in the chicken-feed. Suddenly we’re in the middle of a Freddy the Pig book.

My question is, what were they feeding the chickens, that the cats liked so much?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

15 responses to “When It’s Time to Feed the Chickens

  • UnKnowable

    I don’t know what they were feeding those chickens, but I know that my cat perked up her ears when she heard that rooster crowing. I never lived on a farm, but I knew some farm kids when I was in Jr. High and spent a little bit of time there. Good memories.

    And I agree, I’d never want to eat something that came when I called it. I’m an old softie.


  • Linda Sorci, ac

    My guess with regard to what the chickens are eating – sure looks like bread to me, and I’ve known many cats who like bread 🙂

    And I agree with you both – I couldn’t eat something that came when I called it. In fact, I couldn’t eat anything that came looking for me whether I called it or not.


  • Erlene Talbott

    Yes, prayers going up regularly on your behalf. I’m very glad to see you back.
    As for the cats eating with chickens, we have chickens for the eggs, and there are several stray cats in the vicinity that will eat almost anything, including chicken feed.


  • Joshua M. Swanson

    This video is pretty amusing. 🐓😸


  • weavingword

    This is so strange to see chickens and cats together! I love the idea of having my own chickens, but I’d only be able to eat the eggs. I’d make a terrible farmer for the same reasons everyone else has said. Too much of a softie. My farm would end up being a petting zoo.


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