100 Best Chicken Quotes, Sayings And Phrases

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Chicken is a delicious food enjoyed by many.

Chicken is so interwoven into our lives that people eat it for every occasion. Chicken dishes are some of the most delicious and widely-consumed meals out there.

Here are some interesting chicken quotes that show how much we like chicken. If you are looking for more quotes of this kind, do check out these [farm quotes] and [cooking quotes].

Famous Chicken Quotes

Can you believe that there are more chickens in the world than any other bird? Check out some of our favorite chicken sayings here.

Find the best chicken sayings and quotes about chickens.

1. "And believe me, a good piece of chicken can make anybody believe in the existence of God."

-  Sherman Alexie.

2."Do you eat chicken because you are familiar with the scientific literature on them and have decided that their suffering doesn't matter, or do you do it because it tastes good?"

- Jonathan Safran Foer.

3."I can't count the times that upon telling someone I am vegetarian, he or she responded by pointing out an inconsistency in my lifestyle or trying to find a flaw in an argument I never made."

 -Jonathan Safran Foer.

4."One day I'd love a house in the country, with some chickens, dogs, and kids."

- Katie McGrath.

5."We all like chicken."

-Malcolm X.

6." I'm not really a chicken-patty kinda  girl."

-Rhoda Janzen.

7."Religion is no more the parent of morality than an incubator is the mother of a chicken."

-Lemuel K. Washburn.  

8."If you have a rural property, you may have an outbuilding that can be converted into a chicken house."

-Christine Heinrichs.

9."Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral."

-Frank Lloyd Wright.

10."When your mama was the geek, my dreamlets", Papa would say, "she made the nipping off of noggins such a crystal mystery that the hens themselves yearned toward her, waltzing around her, hypnotized with longing."

- Katherine Dunn, 'Geek Love'.

11."Pride’s chickens have bonny feathers, but they are an expensive brood to rear. They eat up everything, and are always lean when brought to market."

- Alexander Smith.

12."We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?"

- S. Parkes Cadman.

13."The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an egg-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

-Martina Navratilova.

14. "Eat fried chicken every day, as the angels go sailing by."

- Ella Fitzgerald, 'Cabin In The Sky'.

15."If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin chickens."

-Grandma Moses.

16."It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs."

-Margaret Thatcher.

17."Chicken are birds, so they are covered with feathers, like most birds."

-Rachel Smith.

18. "If you cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen."

-Nikita Khrushchev.

19."There are days when I am envious of my hens. when I hunger for a purpose as perfect and sure as a single daily egg."

-Barbara Kingsolver.

20."Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor."

-Helen Rowland.

21."People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."

- Oscar Wilde.

22."I haven't changed. My family and I live as we did in South Spain. I've had loud music, chickens, birds, and a bull in my backyard."

- Charo.

23."Chicken salad has a certain glamour about it. Like the little black dress, it is chic and adaptable anywhere."

-Laurie Colwin, 'Home Cooking'.

24."I feel like a carton of eggs holding up an elephant."

-Sherman Alexie.

25."Chick survival or mortality was mostly age-related, with high mortality of chicks observed during the first five weeks of age. "

-Timothy Nthaziyake Pearson Gondwe.

26."The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns."

-Ralph Nader.

27. "Life was just a tire swing... Blackberry pickin', eatin' fried chicken."

- Jimmy Buffett, 'Life Is Just A Tire Swing'.

28."I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable."

-Todd Barry.

29."It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house."

-Warren E. Burger.

30."Curses, like chickens, come home to roost."

-Susanna Moodie.

31."Anybody depending on somebody else's Gods is depending on a fox not to eat chickens."

-Zora Neale Hurston.

32."What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander, but it is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the Guinea hen."

-Alice B. Toklas.

33."As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I'll take roast chicken and dumplings."

-Hattie McDaniel.

34."Do not put all your eggs in one basket."

-Warren Buffett.

35."Frying chicken always makes me feel a little better about life."    

-Gouse Pasha.

36."When arguing with a chicken a grain of corn is always wrong."

- African Proverb.

37."It is better to be the head of chicken than the rear end of an ox."

- Japanese Proverb.

38."An overcrowded chicken farm produces fewer eggs."

- Chinese Proverb.

39."If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?"

-Seymour Cray.

40."The cows shorten the grass, and the chickens eat the fly larvae and sanitize the pastures. This is a symbiotic relation."

- Joel Salatin.

41."I grew up in a farming family. I hated cleaning out the chickens but loved hatching them and feeding the newborn sheep."

-Joseph Mawle.

42."If you dream of becoming an eagle, you follow your dreams and not the words of a bunch of chickens."

-Penny Johnson Jerald.

43."You can't really call them evil, any more than mice can call cats evil, or chickens can call humans evil. It's all just a matter of where you're standing."

-Ted Naifeh.

44."Sins, like chickens, come home to roost."

-Charles W. Chesnutt.

45."Chickens are generally afraid of life, and they seldom fly or reach their potential in life. And when a storm comes, all they seem to do is flap around the chicken yard, stirring up dirt and running to the chicken house."

- Joyce Meyer.

46."I was born in the Chinese year of the rooster, so maybe that explains my affinity with chickens."

- Adriano Zumbo.

Funny Chicken Quotes

Have fun with this collection of wise and humorous chicken sayings by your favorite authors.

47."What came first, The chicken or the egg? I don't care, I eat both."

-Gouse Pasha.

48."I think that if you can roast a chicken, you can get whatever you want out of a woman. "

-Elizabeth Gilbert.

49."I  haven't checked, but I highly suspect that chickens evolved from an egg-laying ancestor, which would mean that there were, in fact, eggs before there were chickens. Genius."

- Ta-Nehisi Coates.

50."The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."

-Arnold H. Glasow.

51."The only things that succeed by sitting are chickens."

- Mustafa Dönmez.

52."A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg."

-Samuel Butler.

53."People will hate you, rate you, shake you, but chicken breast will never cheat you."    

-Gouse Pasha.

54."Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken poop from chicken salad."

-Lyndon B. Johnson.

55."I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens."

- E. B. White.

56."I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

57. "Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken..."

- Train, 'Drops Of Jupiter'.

58."You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch."

-George  M. Humphrey.

59."Do not count your chickens before they are hatched."


60."It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken."

-Frank Perdue.

61."I wasn't popular in the home office because I wasn't chicken. I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts."

-Gary Gygax.

62."My mother turned into a professional widow. She couldn't understand why I wanted to be an engineer; she thought I should be a chicken farmer."

-David Antin.

63."I've never related to the work geek at all - it sounds much more horrible than nerd. Like a freak biting a chicken's head off in a sideshow."

-Jonathan Lethem.

64."If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens."

-Grandma Moses.

65."The chickens have come home to roast."

-Jane Ace.

66."When life gives you 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have a chicken biryani to smile."    

-Gouse Pasha.

67."I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous - that is to say, it's obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do."    

-Maya Angelou.

68."I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens."

- Isaac Bashevis Singer.

69."My first business deal was with my mother. I invested in chickens. I sold the eggs to my mother."

- Joel McCrea.

70."My mom used to call us 'free-range kids,' like free-range chickens. We roamed the countryside."

-William Moseley.

Chicken Wings Quotes

Do you like chicken wings?

Among the many varieties like roasted chicken and fried chicken, chicken wings are the most popular.

71. "I have the right to life, liberty and chicken wings."

-Mindy Kaling.

72."If you eat a chicken wing or a chicken tender in some parts of the country, I probably supplied it."

-Herschel Walker.

73."Left wing, chicken wing, it don't make no difference to me."

-Woody Guthrie.

74."I don’t mind hot and spicy. Actually find that appealing in a girl. And chicken wings."

-Julie James.

75."Left wing. Right wing. Chicken wing."

-Woody Guthrie.

76."You want a drumstick? Like a ice cream cone or a chicken wing?"

-Billie Joe Armstrong.

77."I always get so excited cooking chicken wings."

-Jourdan Dunn.

78."I have mostly been eating chicken wings. I only stick to things I can spell."

-Boo Weekley.

79. "There are more chickens in the worlds that any other kind of bird."

- Rachel Smith.

80."Did you really just compare me to chicken wings? You say that like it’s a bad thing. Chicken wings are the bomb."


81."There were only so many chicken wings I could serve before losing the smile on my face."

-Melissa Rauch.

82. “Peg judged the Chicken Pie to be satisfactory, if old-fashioned, the braised chicken flavored with nutmeg, fresh peas and cream."

-  Martine Bailey, 'A Taste For Nightshade'.

Chicken Quotes From Movies

'Chicken Run' and 'Chicken Little' quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. Here are some chicken sayings from a range of movies that mention chickens! Is your favorite chicken quote in this list?

83."I'll change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot!"

- Dolly Parton's, '9 To 5'.

84."A piece of the sky? Shaped like a stop sign? Not again!"

-Chicken Little, 'Chicken Little'.

85."Ginger: Think, everyone, think. What haven't we tried yet?

Bunty: We haven't tried not trying to escape.

Babs: Hmm. That might work."

-'Chicken Run'.

86."Nick: Here's a thought. Why don't we get an egg and start our own chicken farm? That way we'd have all the eggs we could eat.

Fetcher: Right. We'll need a chicken, then.

-'Chicken Run'.

87."Ginger: Listen. We'll either die free chickens or we die trying.

Babs: Are those the only choices?"

-'Chicken Run'.

88."Nick: Imagine a world before chickens - a chickenless, eggless world.

Fetcher: I am - and it's horrible."

-'Chicken Run'.

89."Ginger: So laying eggs all your life and then getting plucked, stuffed, and roasted is good enough for you, is it?

Babs: It's living."

-'Chicken Run'.

90."Mrs. Tweedy: Chickens go in; pies come out.

Mr. Tweedy: Oh! What kind of pies?"

-'Chicken Run'.

91."Rocky: Whoa, whoa, let's back up and start from the top! Where am I?

Ginger: Oh, you're right, how rude of us. We're just very excited - this is a chicken farm.

Babs: And we're the chickens!"

-'Chicken Run'.

92."Ginger: Where there's a will, there's a way.

Rocky: Couldn't agree more. And I will be leaving that way."

-'Chicken Run'.

93."Rocky: Hey! What kind of crazy chick are you? Do you know what will happen if he finds me?

Ginger: It's a cruel world."

-'Chicken Run'.

94."Nick: Yeah, but you've got to get the chicken first to get the egg, and then you get the egg to get the chicken out of.

Fetcher: Hang on. Let's go over this again?"

-'Chicken Run'.

95."I don't want to be a pie. I don't like gravy."

- Babs, 'Chicken Run'.

96."Rocky: Now, the most important thing is, we have to work as a team, which means: you do everything I tell you.

Fetcher: Birds of a feather flop together."

-'Chicken Run'.

97."Ace: Are you ready to rock?

Hollywood Runt: Ain't no mountain high enough. Ain't no valley low."

-'Chicken Little'.

98."You gotta be ready to listen to your children, even if they have nothing to say."

-Buck Cluck, 'Chicken Little'.

99."Buck Cluck: I'd like to see the movie they make about you now.

Chicken Little: I just hope they stay true to what really happened?"

-'Chicken Little'.

100."Though at times it may feel like the sky is falling around you, never give up, for every day is a new day."

- Chicken Little, 'Chicken Little'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the best chicken quotes, sayings and phrases, then why not take a look at these [bacon quotes], or chef quotes for more?


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