An Odd Bird Indeed

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

I’ve always wanted to be a chicken for Halloween. Well, probably not always -just since we started raising chickens. In any case, I planned it all out this year.

I would get a red rubber glove to wear on my head and some yellow socks for my feet.  The wings were a bit of a challenge.  I asked the art teacher at school (who happened to have two sets of angel’s wings) if I could borrow a set she wasn’t using.  They were perfect!

Rachel loves to crochet and can make just about anything.  I asked her if she could make me a chicken hat.  She did one better.  She made a chicken balaclava and taught me a new word in the process.

A balaclava is, according to, “a close-fitting, knitted cap that covers the head, neck and tops of the shoulders, worn especially by mountain climbers, soldiers, skiers, etc.” (And sometimes by crazy chicken ladies). Rachel figured the balaclava would allow for a waddle and a comb.

The final effect was quite entertaining for my students.This winter I can alternate between my hippopotamus hat and my chicken balaclava.  If it ever gets cold, that is.


4 Comments on “An Odd Bird Indeed

  1. I know the students loved it. Next year, don’t be surprised if they show up armed with chicken jokes.

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