High time for chicken haiku

Sketch of mother hen and chicksYou’ve got to love haiku. They’re simple, elegant, and with a little direction, anyone can do them—kinda like our coops! 

I’ve started a thread on our Facebook page (you don’t need an account to view it) where you can read and try your hand at chicken haiku poetry.

Haiku are irresistible. You say any random thing in 3 lines and a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, and it sounds. . . profound. (Of course, if you want to get advanced about it, read up on haiku here.)

Here’s a haiku I wrote about haiku:

That’s it. Just three lines.
They don’t even have to rhyme
Okay if they do

Here’s another:

Five syllables first
Seven in the second line
Then five in the third

Now a few haiku about chickens to get the juices flowing:

She clucked at seven
It just barely woke me up
I’m in sleep heaven

We saw one raccoon
Then after we built our coop
He didn’t come back

Pinky we named her 
Then one day, her toe broke off
Yes, her pinky toe

Your turn. Show us what you’ve got! You can submit your haiku as a comment to this post, or visit the Chicken Haiku thread on our Facebook page.

Give it a go. You’re bound to do better than what I came up with.


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