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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 23rd April, 2020)

Chucky-hens in Standish


Chucky-hens in Standish
For ‘Poet’.

Photo: David Long  (Sony RX10 Mk3)
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Comment by: Ken R on 23rd April 2020 at 02:04

Good photo Rev, a nice farmyard scene. I have forgotten the breed names, could they be black and white leghorns?

Comment by: Alan on 23rd April 2020 at 07:16

You know what going to happen...chick chick chick chick chicken, or something of that silly nature. Yawn.

Comment by: Poet on 23rd April 2020 at 07:34

Thank you kindly Reverend. I'm very glad to see them. Looks like they're staying home too.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd April 2020 at 07:52

They look so happy cooped up in that cage

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd April 2020 at 08:21

I haven't head that in years, "chucky hens". I often had a "chucky egg" chopped up in a cup with butter and salt and pepper when I was a little girl; I still do actually! We all were brought up saying "chucky hens", "moo cows" and "baa lambs", weren't we? I love to see happy hens. Lovely photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd April 2020 at 09:06

Broody hens live here - doing what they're good at....

Comment by: Johnny on 23rd April 2020 at 10:45

Looks like they're aping humans and self-isolating cooped up in a coop !!

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd April 2020 at 10:47

The Broody Bunch - " Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here"....at your peril, do not pinch our eggs!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd April 2020 at 12:47

Irene, I thought I was the only person in the world who would only eat an egg the way you described, I like the term ' chucky egg ' !!

Comment by: Anne on 23rd April 2020 at 13:38

Helen, I have seen people doing that on cruise ships and not British people which surprised me. I do it as well, yummmy.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd April 2020 at 13:48

It was the cure for all ills in Wigan, Helen, from Mams and Aunties, Grandmas and neighbours..... "Oh, is t'little girl poorly?....Give her an egg chopped up in a cup!". Even the Wigan-born writer Stuart Maconie mentions it in one of his books. I often have one with a slice of toast, xx

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd April 2020 at 14:24

The story told by my Mam is that when I was a baby my Grandma used to say "Only new laid eggs for her nothing else". Awww..and I still love them chopped up in a cup with lots of butter,but we used to call them chucky eggs.

Comment by: Garry on 23rd April 2020 at 17:28

Anyone for some Chucky Eggs....and a sherry...

Comment by: britboy on 23rd April 2020 at 17:35

Us baby boomers know chucky eggs, if I felt unwell as a small child first thing mam used to do was make me a chucky egg with plenty of butter in, probably was margarine in those days, still eat them.

Comment by: steve on 23rd April 2020 at 19:24

Always a good standby egg on toast, I remember during WW2 the slogan Go To Work On An Egg.

Comment by: Johnny on 23rd April 2020 at 19:41

Ever had this folks
Soft boiled eggs over buttered mash potatoes 😁

Comment by: Anne on 23rd April 2020 at 21:31

WW2, one egg per person per WEEK.

Comment by: Pw on 23rd April 2020 at 21:42

Go to work on an egg campaign was much later than WW2.I can remember them on the television

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd April 2020 at 22:03

" Go To work on an egg" was the sixties surely, same with the lion stamp on the egg..(I think)

Comment by: Poet on 24th April 2020 at 06:57

E for B and Georgie Best.

Comment by: Steve on 24th April 2020 at 14:19

Mea culpa Veronica it was the 1950s and 60s. My memory is not exactly what it was.However I do remember dried egg during the war and the top of a boiled egg if you were lucky!

Comment by: Veronica on 24th April 2020 at 16:38

Just the same myself Steve, it comes to us all....

Comment by: Alby on 30th April 2020 at 07:30

Well said; Kim'

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