Limericks for Chicken Lovers

Their converted dog run of a home.
Their converted dog run of a home. | Source
Stompista is the big one, Dorian Grey has the small spot on his head, Pinky has the red on his beak, and I forget the others name. (ooops)
Stompista is the big one, Dorian Grey has the small spot on his head, Pinky has the red on his beak, and I forget the others name. (ooops) | Source

This is for all those chicken owners

spend time with your chickens all summer

give them shelter and food

then they heighten your mood

and soon you'll have omelettes for dinner.


Our new battalion of egg layers

on the stage our new chicken players

young Stompista came first

a few of them seemed cursed,

they survived through chicken prayer.


When we finally got the coop secure

we painted a sign above the door

covered with chicken wire

your little chicken shire

a place to peep, lay eggs and mature.

The crew.
The crew. | Source

Even grown they still seem to escape

sometimes the worry keeps me up late

every morning we count

for a proper amount

save our worry for a later date.


To raise chickens takes a special love

different from pigeon or turtledove

you know what gives this legs

are those delicious eggs

scrambled with cheese and all the above.

"Over time we can peck through these walls!" Stompista 'The Great Chicken Plan'
"Over time we can peck through these walls!" Stompista 'The Great Chicken Plan' | Source

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Of course you know I love this...the chickens look great, the coop secure....all systems are go. Happy egg gathering, Jamie!


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

I am ready! Jamie


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

It draws you in to want to protect the chickens yet it has humor. It is well written. I give it a 4 1/2. lol I give it a thumbs up and share it.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you Kevin for sharing and reading my Limericks. Jamie


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

These are hilarious . I didn't know you raised chickens. Your limericks are wonderful and I love the photos of the chickens.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Interesting so beautiful photos.


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torrilynn 2 years ago

I found this to be funny, also, having great rhythm. Haha. Thanks for the limericks. Voted up and funny.


Memuna Umber 2 years ago

you have a great sense of humor :)) and you're great with poetry :)


ocfireflies 2 years ago

can remember doing a daily chicken count, but eventually quit-just gave up-decided I had-had enough--no prob though--could not get accustomed to the hearty rich taste--yolks almost red--yet how much better a cake tasted--when baked with home-grown eggs...V+/Smiles, Kim


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Good work with the coop Jamie. The chickens look happy and I hope you enjoy the omelettes. Good limericks too.


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Seafarer Mama 2 years ago from New England

Great poetry and beautiful chicken pictures, Jamie! Loved the hub...voted up and shared!


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you all for stopping by and enjoying my chicken limericks. I hope you all have a great weekend. Jamie


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great limericks, enjoyed reading. Voted up!


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you Vellur it is good to see your comment this morning. Happy Saturday. Jamie


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I keep telling my hubby I want some chickens in our next home. I enjoyed your limericks and photos.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

It is an adventure! Thank you for stopping by teaches12345. Jamie


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I love the pictures and the limerick style. AND the fact that one of your chickens is named Dorian Gray. :-)


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

I can't take the credit Dorian Grey was named by Erika. I love it too. I hope you are having a memorable summer. Jamie


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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

Your poetry is neat, and the photos are wonderful. I like your chickens and would love to have some for myself but we just can't take care of them on this steep hillside, and there are coyotes in the woods. Voted up+++


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you MizBejabbers. Jamie


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

If teaches12345 thinks she is tired after a day on summer vacation, I have one suggestion for her: don't have chickens IN your next home; although my mother once had a pet chicken that would tap on her door each morning and wake her up, until one day her dad sold the rest of the chickens and Henny (or was it even possibly Henry...strange name for a chicken!) accidentally got sold with the rest of the flock. Sobbing tears were shed. I enjoy reading and writing limericks.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV Author

Perspycacious, your comment has made me laugh out loud this morning. "Sobbing tears were shed." Poor Henry. I hope to have a few more limericks out there. I am just trying to master the Anapestic/Humour element and make it work. Limericks are not easy! Jamie

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