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Mad Jack Hanks: Radio program addresses the mystery of dead chickens

Gentle readers, as some of you know I like to listen to a radio program on Sat. mornings called "In The Bunkhouse" with Red Steagall.

Red is from Texas and one of the best know singers and poets of what cowboys are all about.

On his program he usually tries to have some old cowboy from one of the larger Texas ranches that is retired or maybe still in the saddle. Red is looking for some real "cowboy humor" about real situations that these guys have been a part of.

This Saturday he was interviewing a cowboy, I believe if memory serves me right, by the name of Roger Thompson.

“Red is looking for some real “cowboy humor” about real situations that these guys have been a part of.”

Roger relates a story of a camp cowboy who wanted to raise chickens to not only have a good supply of eggs for his family but maybe make a little extra cash by selling eggs on the side. He had just one problem. His chickens kept dying and he could not for the life of him figure out why.

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In despair, he called one of his cowboy friends who had some knowledge of raising chickens, and ask if he would drop by and look his situation over and see if he could find a solution to his problem.

Well, the buddy did stop by and observe these chickens running free range all over the place. He also observed a long metal trey full of adequate feed for these chickens. However, one thing the didn't see was any source of water.

He commented to his buddy, "John, everything seems to be in order, however, I don't see any water for these chickens.

Where do they get water?"

To which John replied, "WATER? I AIN'T NEVER SEEN A CHICKEN PEE!"

Ya know, children, neither have I. Have you?

Just something to think about as you go through your day today. I'm sure there are other things that if we just stopped long enough to reflect we might come up with something just as cute.

Whadda' think? Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and how about this…say a little prayer for someone you love! I'll c. y'all, all y'all!❖

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