The Good, the Bad, and the Banty

Jun
18

The confinement was torture.





Spartacus listened to the big chickens cavorting in the chicken yard from which he was banned. Banned! Banned for his size, banned for his breed, banned for nothing that was his fault. And those big chickens? Did they care? Did they feel his pain? No.


You will fear me someday!” he hissed at them through the cracks in the chicken house. “I’m a big chicken, too!”

But all they did was laugh.

He bided his time, watching old spaghetti westerns on TV and plotting his revenge. One day… One day! His day would come. He would be a fearsome hero, just like Clint Eastwood. “Make my day,” he hissed to those big chickens in the yard.

And then the day did come, the day when new chicken wire was put up around the chicken yard. Spartacus joined the big chickens out in the big world.





He blazed out into the chicken yard. “I am here! Fear me now!” he announced.

He stood as straight and tall as he could stretch. But did they care? Did they notice? Did they bow to him in their midst and give him his due? Did they fear him at all? No.





The big chickens ignored him. They called him “little chicken” and sometimes they even stepped on him. Did they not know he was a fearsome hero? Did they not know he was like Clint?





He would show them!





“Prepare to die.”

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on June 18, 2008  

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  1. 6-18
    6:06
    am

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    I love to start the day with a visit here. I am so happy Big, Baaaaad Sparticus made it to the great outdoors.

  2. 6-18
    6:09
    am

    Who knew chicken stories could be so entertaining.

  3. 6-18
    6:17
    am

    What a big scary guy you are Spartacus! Now you’ll show them who rules the roost! I thought I would fall over laughing at this one. Suzanne, you are just too funny. xxoo

  4. 6-18
    7:10
    am

    Weee ooo weee ooo weeeeeeee……….whaooo wha whoa……
    I am sure I do not have to define this!
    http://lifeislikechampagne.blogspot.com/

  5. 6-18
    7:12
    am

    Girl you are having SO much fun with this chicken!! LOL How dull it would be in your hen house without the Great Sparticus Chicken Hero!!! LOL

  6. 6-18
    7:33
    am

    Okay.

    ROTFLMAO off at that last pic!

    -Kim :rotfl:

  7. 6-18
    7:42
    am

    Pretty funny stuff :rotfl:

  8. 6-18
    7:44
    am

    I laughed so hard I snorted :mrgreen:

  9. 6-18
    7:45
    am

    The chickens are so brilliant, I can’t believe how big they are and the colours of them now. Spartacus will always be Dirty Harry to me now.

  10. 6-18
    8:07
    am

    That is so funny! But I have to ask, what is the white stuff on the ground?

  11. 6-18
    8:10
    am

    The last picture is hysterical!

  12. 6-18
    8:17
    am

    That’s a photo effect, the “curling smoke” of his imaginary movie set backdrop. :mrgreen:

  13. 6-18
    8:19
    am

    You make my day every day
    I love your blog!!!
    Oh yes your books too

  14. 6-18
    8:19
    am

    Oh Suzanne, you made me squirt coffee out of my nose.

  15. 6-18
    8:38
    am

    Ha!
    Great way to start off my day…chicken funnies.

  16. 6-18
    8:42
    am

    THEY ARE HUGH!!!!!! They grew so fast!!!! No where are the eggs. Again you should write childrens books too

  17. 6-18
    8:53
    am

    The ongoing adventures of Spartacus. So funny!

  18. 6-18
    8:58
    am

    Looks as if the new sherriff has arrived. :rambo: Won’t be no time til he has those big chickens behaving. Just goes to show you “size isn’t everything”. :lol: Have a great day and :hug: to all.

  19. 6-18
    9:05
    am

    Don’t you love Photoshop?

    Our Princess was invited to go on a cruise! to Mexico. Although we live on the Texas coast, she was amazed at the water. Her quote? God went crazy with photoshop.

  20. 6-18
    9:32
    am

    Do ya feel lucky punks? Do ya?

  21. 6-18
    9:37
    am

    *snork*

  22. 6-18
    9:39
    am

    How funny. I agree, you should be writing childrens books too Suzanne. :chicken:

  23. 6-18
    9:56
    am

    LOL!!! Too funny!! :rotfl:

  24. 6-18
    10:00
    am

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I laughed so hard I snorted coffee on my monitor. Thanks for starting out today with a huge laugh.

  25. 6-18
    10:05
    am

    LOL! I love it. :lol:

  26. 6-18
    10:09
    am

    Thank goodness I hadn’t taken a sip of coffee when I saw that last picture. You are so amazing! I just love starting my day at your blog. You just get my day off to a wonderful start! Thank you!

  27. 6-18
    10:13
    am

    Spartacus needs his own book/movie series!

  28. 6-18
    10:18
    am

    I think you’re spending waaaaayy too much time with the chickens.

  29. 6-18
    10:20
    am

    Absolutely ROFL.

  30. 6-18
    10:24
    am

    I can see it now…
    Wanted posters. :shocked:
    Spartacus Banty Wanted
    Beware…
    The 6 gun toting Banty chicken is considered armed and dangerous.
    Approach with caution!
    Love the fun your having with this Banty chicken! :thumbsup:
    Can’t wait for the next chapter!! :typing:

  31. 6-18
    10:48
    am

    Uhoh! If you were one of my Art students the Principal would FREAK out if I didnt send you to the office for drawing (gasp!) GUNS!!!! Too funny! My chickens are not nearly as interesting as yours!

  32. 6-18
    11:15
    am

    :mrgreen: Spartacus! They are soo so big now! Such pretty colors! I know you feel like a mom over them! Your babies!
    Laughing at Princess’ jeans..what a character she is! Yep, she needs some “footie pajamas” for teens! LOL :rockon: :mrgreen:

  33. 6-18
    12:24
    pm

    Yay! Spartacus! *G* What? I think he’s cute. *G*

  34. 6-18
    12:27
    pm

    LOL Poor Spartacus, he has little man syndrome!

  35. 6-18
    12:53
    pm

    THAT was GREAT! lol I’d like to see a cat walk by him w/those guns drawn…. :shocked:

    Blessings from Ohio…

  36. 6-18
    1:01
    pm

    I sure hope Spartacus doesn’t devlop too much of a Napoleon Complex or you might have a Chicken-Run-esque escape on your hands ;)

    As far as the walking on their pants thing….makes me CRAZY! :wall: That and “scuffing” instead of walking. Grrrr….

  37. 6-18
    1:34
    pm

    You are SO funny! I got busy and didn’t get to start my day with your blog yesterday and I felt bereft all day. Thanks so much for sharing.

  38. 6-18
    1:50
    pm

    :chicken:

    Love your chicken stories. Looking forward to more.

  39. 6-18
    2:24
    pm

    Spartacus will teach all of those big chickens a lesson! :rambo: :lol:

  40. 6-18
    2:36
    pm

    ROFLMAO Oh, it’s all been said but I too think you just have to write some children’s books – especially with the added artwork :rotfl:

  41. 6-18
    2:53
    pm

    I’m proud of the little banty rooster. He’ll get them all lined out.

    BTW, when will you start getting eggs?

  42. 6-18
    3:30
    pm

    Thanks for the update on our feisty little friend! :rotfl:

  43. 6-18
    3:34
    pm

    :chicken: :rambo: OMG – just tooooooooo funny.

  44. 6-18
    3:47
    pm

    Your chicken reminds me of Achmed, the dead terrorist- check it out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uwOL4rB-go

  45. 6-18
    5:18
    pm

    gotta love that guy!

  46. 6-18
    6:33
    pm

    Too funny, Suzanne!

  47. 6-18
    7:24
    pm

    Halarious! i love sparticus! i really enjoy reading about your chickens and your cats and even the baby goats b/c i live in the big city and cant experience the joy of breeding chicks! :)

  48. 6-18
    8:09
    pm

    LMBO at that last pic. lol. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

  49. 6-18
    9:33
    pm

    ROTFLOL! Oh, that’s PRICELESS!

  50. 6-18
    9:41
    pm

    Who knew that one little chicken could amuse so many people. Does he know he has a following?

  51. 6-19
    3:00
    pm

    I read. I smiled. I laughed.
    :thumbsup:

  52. 6-19
    5:21
    pm

    I AM CRACKING UP!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotfl:

  53. 6-22
    10:31
    pm

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    i’m so totally a regular reader now!

    :hellokitty:

  54. 1-17
    12:04
    pm

    I love Spartacus and hope he did well. What a awesome ‘little’ chicken.

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