This is a little album about big chickens.
Before my exploration of birds as material culture in Berkeley is finished, there will be, I can promise you, controversy. There is the always-simmering crow-vs-raven controversy, and the vicious ongoing feud about urban chicken coops. Let’s ease into birds though, in an undeniably quirky way. Big chickens await us, so let’s sing along with Asleep at the Wheel doing Louis Jordan proud and see them!
When he gets old my friend wants steak twice a week and chicken on Sundays. It’s a line from a song, but he’s stuck on it. These chickens worry him on account of they are bigger than he is. This is a rational fear. A bird bigger than you is frightening. But, all in all, he likes them: