by Stefani on 29-April-2008

You know, some folks swear that a little chit chat goes a long way with a plant. They will testify that ongoing discourse with say, a Scabiosa (an actual plant, not an ingredient in a Hogwarts herbology course), will actually cause the plant to grow faster.

Well I don’t know about all that, but I do know this: these chickens are growing awfully fast, freakishly fast, and I’m thinking that it COULD, potentially, I mean just maybe, have something to do with their exposure to fiddle music.


He’s so pleased with himself, having mastered Mary Had a Little Lamb and moved on to the real live fiddle classic, Boil ‘Em Cabbage Down, that he felt the pull to serenade his girls.

They were duly impressed.

You know, according to the findings of some other young chicken lovers, rock music causes chickens to lay at an increased rate, but stresses them out. Classical music is optimal, increasing production but relaxing the birds at the same time. Apparently Reggae music causes a drop in production.

All I have to say to that is, “Well, duh!” We all know what reggae music leads to! I just want to know if there was an increase in feed consumption when they listened to Bob Marley. Do you think chickens get the munchies? I’m just sayin’….

Berlinswhimsy April 29, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Well, I guess we need to move some speakers out to the chicken coop! 😉

Barbara April 29, 2008 at 9:28 pm

haha too funny! i’d believe it.

Allison Fouse April 29, 2008 at 9:35 pm

HAHA! Me and the mister are LOL over here. =)

fourleaves April 30, 2008 at 3:58 am

i think animals and plants do respond to the sound of music and of children. what a talented child you have.

erin April 30, 2008 at 4:13 am

too funny, stefani!

Diane April 30, 2008 at 4:28 am

Ha ha ha!!!! Jeesh, who knew!

Thanks a lot, friend, we’re all singing the words to that tune now… all four of us, loudly. This will go on all day… ; )

Congrats to the boy!

amy April 30, 2008 at 4:58 am

yahoo- love that shot. I just found this website yesterday- i was bloggin bout it… It made me want a fiddle and a million other instruments!!!!!

jessica April 30, 2008 at 5:25 am

we’re living our chicken dreams vicariously through you guys!! thanks for these posts.

Sugar Creek Farm April 30, 2008 at 6:00 am

I’m duly impressed, too! Every birthday my husband asks what I want, and I reply “a fiddle.” He never takes me seriously 😉

katherine April 30, 2008 at 6:02 am

“Singing don’t worry about a thing
cause every little thing gonna be alright.
Singing don’t worry about a thing
cause every little thing gonna be alright.
Rise up this morning. Smile with the rising sun. Three little birds sit by my doorstep. Singing sweetly, a melody pure and true, singing, this is my message to you-ooo. Singing don’t worry about a thing…”

Oh, how we do miss Bob!

Miss Chris April 30, 2008 at 6:08 am

This is terrific. Totally makes me want chickens. And a boy!

greenchickadee April 30, 2008 at 7:06 am

You’ve got to be kidding me! California State Laying Patterns? Where do you find this stuff?! That’s GREAT! And I’m looking for banty hens as I type. Wonder if our subdivision regulations will care?!? Hmmmm . . .

molly April 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm

THIS is the BEST picture I have seen in a loong time, my friend!! Ack! I love it.
Those chickens seem to be quite interested, too. When we get our chickens soon, I may have to get a recording of that fiddle music and pipe it over loud speakers in the coop. Do you think that would work for the ol’ girls?

(thanks for the sidebar love 🙂 )

YayaOrchid April 30, 2008 at 5:28 pm

What a clever child you have there! I’m sure his music is very good. I really enjoyed the picture!

Em April 30, 2008 at 6:09 pm

I love it! It’s wonderful that he’s playing for the chicas! How sweet!

OMSH May 1, 2008 at 7:51 pm

How did I ever live without your blog Stefani? Fiddling to Chickens?

I need a download of that photo.

Seriously – it is fridge material.

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