Chicken Coop Chatter©
Keep your mouth shut unless you have something to crow about.
Feather your nest well; as the hen, be patient, devoted and teach your brood the skills they need for their future safety, self-reliance and well-being.
The Rooster may crow, but the hen rules the roost.
Some hens and roosters can be bullies. Remember, a bully pretends to be tough, but they are showing their weakness and will eventually be plucked by others.
A rooster is a fierce protector and will sacrifice his life for his flock. Protect your family and be willing to lay down your life for them.
When you cross the road, others may question your motives, but with strong belief in yourself and your goals, you can follow a new path no matter the criticism.
No matter how pretty you are on the outside, you can be tough on the inside.
Never count your chickens until they hatch. Disappointments are bound to happen.
Never put all your eggs in one basket. Whether that's time, money, energy or emotion.
Eventually, even the most independent will come home to roost.
Respect the pecking order, or you will be at the bottom, no matter where you started.
Make sure if you're going to cackle that it is in praise and with pride, not with gossip to bring others down.
Take time to molt. Like chickens, we all need to rest and rejuvenate.
If you try to take flight, your wings will get clipped. Fleeing from your fears, from responsibility or from reality will always bring you down.
The farther you free-range, the higher the risks.
A rooster leads his flock to the best morsels, while he stands guard and patiently waits for them to get their fill before he will step forward for what may be left over. Be willing to make those sacrifices for your own *flock*. Selfishness, breeds selfishness.
Be good to your flock or you will get plucked.
A rooster is the leader of his flock. You're either a leader or a follower, but be sure if you're following that it isn't down the wrong path or with blind trust.
When there is no rooster, the lead hen will assume the role. If you are a single parent you can still lead responsibly; guide. protect, discipline and nurture.
Do not tread on another's territory without permission or you will ruffle feathers.
Don't run around like a chicken with it's head cut off, it will get you nowhere. Set goals and follow through even if it's one step at a time, you will get to where you need to be.
Spend time with your family, even if they seem a little cracked or scrambled.
One bad egg does not have to spoil the whole carton.
A hen shows pride in her accomplishments by cackling, every time she lays an egg, yet others in the flock will generally ignore her. This is pride of accomplishment, not to be mistaken for bragging. Be proud of your accomplishments, even if no one else appears to be.
Stretch your wings. We all have abilities that we may not think we have, but you will never know if you do not extend yourself and give them a try.
A chick develops over time, then works hard to break out of it's shell. It then rests, fluffs up and is ready for its new life in a new environment. Be like a chick. Take time to develop strength and perseverance so you are able to break out of your own shell to face the new experiences around you.
Build a nest egg for your future. There are no guarantees in life, but if you squander, and do not plan for the future, life will be difficult when there are emergencies or you are unable to work.
Whoever, and wherever you are, Be a good Egg.
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