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Chickens on White Oak Drive

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Guineas in Sunset Heights....

Guineas are good; roosters are tough. I'm not sure about black squirrels, but gray ones are good.

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I live at the Alexan "now rediculously known as midtown heights" and Ive seen several chickens around the bayou as well as a giant rooster that wanders around the complex. My wife said she saw a bunch of feathers in the parking garage several weeks ago, and we haven't seen the rooster since so i'm starting to think someone ran him over. Was a crazy thing hearing a Rooster crowing like crazy at 5-6am, looking out my window and seeing him in a tree, with the downtown skyline in the backdrop... only in the heights!

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The real question is why did the chickens cross the road? ^_^

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The real question is why did the chickens cross the road? ^_^

Sounds like he did try to cross the road and got popped. Poor giant rooster. Cock a doodle doo.

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Kinda OT, but kinda on topic as well. This afternoon, I saw three chickens at the corner of Louisiana and Gray. I know nothing about chicken breeds, but two were brownish red, and one was white with lots of wispy feathers, some that covered its legs and feet. They were in a flower bed outside of the building that's in the SE corner of that intersection, the white one was scratching at the ground with its feet, the brownish red ones were just pecking around. It was quite a funny sight to see actual chickens roaming around in downtown.

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I've got a family of the glossy black ones in my backyard, and a family of grey ones. They don't live in harmony and fight each other quite a bit. The black ones a are definitely bigger than the grey ones, also.

This is apparently happening between the Oaks and the Maples as well.

The trouble with the maples

(And they're quite convinced they're right)

They say the oaks are just too lofty

And they grab up all the light

But the oaks can't help their feelings

If they like the way they're made

And they wonder why the maples

Can't be happy in their shade?

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I watch Black Squirrels all the time while sitting in front of Antidote. Join me to watch them some afternoon!!

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Kinda OT, but kinda on topic as well. This afternoon, I saw three chickens at the corner of Louisiana and Gray. I know nothing about chicken breeds, but two were brownish red, and one was white with lots of wispy feathers, some that covered its legs and feet. They were in a flower bed outside of the building that's in the SE corner of that intersection, the white one was scratching at the ground with its feet, the brownish red ones were just pecking around. It was quite a funny sight to see actual chickens roaming around in downtown

The brownish red ones were probably Rhode Island Reds, and the white one sounds like a fancy breed, maybe a Cochin?

(I have a degree in Animal Science from a state university with a chicken as a mascot, I should know my chicken breeds) :P

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The brownish red ones were probably Rhode Island Reds, and the white one sounds like a fancy breed, maybe a Cochin?

(I have a degree in Animal Science from a state university with a chicken as a mascot, I should know my chicken breeds) :P

Ooooh let me guess. The sports teams were the "Fighting Cocks"? :lol:

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I googled pics of those breeds you named and I think that's what I saw.

The brownish red ones were probably Rhode Island Reds, and the white one sounds like a fancy breed, maybe a Cochin?

(I have a degree in Animal Science from a state university with a chicken as a mascot, I should know my chicken breeds) :P

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And here's a "real" Blue Hen. The university kept a flock on the research farm. Obviously, this is a rooster, but they're all called "hens".

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And to maybe get back on topic, not the kind of chicken you're likely to see in the Heights.

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Black squirrel sighting today on the Norhill esplanade in Woodland Heights!

(the Jack Russell terriers out for their morning constitutional were also very excited about it)

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Sorry for the poor picture quality, but I had to stop headed eastbound on White Oak Drive this morning around 9am to let a couple of chickens (roosters?) cross the road southbound, headed for Jimmie's parking lot.

Have chickens been wandering wild on White Oak Drive for years, and I've simply never noticed them before?

[Edited to add topic description]

Those would be free range chickens. :)

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This is not Heights related, but it is about inner-city livestock. Friday, after the thunderstorms, there was a pig loose in Montrose. I'm not talking a pot belly. It was an adolescent wild hog or boar; the kind that are not allowed in the city. I figure that it was somebody's pet and the thunder scared it from wherever it was being kept. This sucker could haul-butt and was freaking out the dogs and their walkers. Long story short, an off-duty HPD officer cornered it and pounced on it and took it away to be released into the wild.

OINK - SNORT!

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rsb320... I wonder if the officer was with internal affairs?

i kid, i kid.

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rsb320... I wonder if the officer was with internal affairs?

i kid, i kid.

He was working an off-duty job for South Hampton security patrol. I asked how he was called and he told me "The guys know I like this sort of thing".

I can hear it now on dispatch - Call officer _______, there's a pig loose in Montrose.

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I guess if no one complains about the roosters waking them up then nothing will happen. :mellow:

Here come the deed restrictions question again. It's the poor fouls that end up dying when dogs get a hold of them. Maybe they can film a Chick Fil-fil-A commercial?

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rsb320... I wonder if the officer was with internal affairs?

i kid, i kid.

I laugh, I laugh!

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