Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 23rd April, 2020)
Chucky-hens in Standish
Good photo Rev, a nice farmyard scene. I have forgotten the breed names, could they be black and white leghorns?
You know what going to happen...chick chick chick chick chicken, or something of that silly nature. Yawn.
Thank you kindly Reverend. I'm very glad to see them. Looks like they're staying home too.
They look so happy cooped up in that cage
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.
Broody hens live here - doing what they're good at....
Looks like they're aping humans and self-isolating cooped up in a coop !!
The Broody Bunch - " Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here"....at your peril, do not pinch our eggs!
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 ' !!
Helen, I have seen people doing that on cruise ships and not British people which surprised me. I do it as well, yummmy.
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
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.
Anyone for some Chucky Eggs....and a sherry...
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.
Always a good standby egg on toast, I remember during WW2 the slogan Go To Work On An Egg.
Ever had this folks
Soft boiled eggs over buttered mash potatoes 😁
WW2, one egg per person per WEEK.
Go to work on an egg campaign was much later than WW2.I can remember them on the television
" Go To work on an egg" was the sixties surely, same with the lion stamp on the egg..(I think)
E for B and Georgie Best.
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!
Just the same myself Steve, it comes to us all....
Well said; Kim'