Have you noticed everyone’s obsession with chickens these days? Either they’re creating a farm for them, watching reels with them, or enjoying them deep-fried with a side of ranch.

Honestly, we are fans of chicken regardless of whether they’re running around a coop or served up as our dinner for the night. After all, wasn’t it Beyonce who said that if you like it, you should put a wing on it?

“Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” – Chuck Palahniuk

Good advice, Chuck. That being said, if you decide you want to have chickens in Sherman Country, be sure you know what you’re getting. If you end up with something that’s not a chicken (or a hen or a rooster or any other deviation of chicken), that’s on you.



You’re Cracking Me Up

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” – Bernard Meltzer

Those are the friends that we love the most. The crack shows that they have a sense of humor. And as they age, they crack a bit more. Some even become unhinged. You never know where they’re going to show off their humor or to what degree. They’re a complete wild card.

If you’re being honest with yourself, you may even be the good egg that is slightly cracked. And if you have friends that also fit this description, it means that you’re probably the loudest group at a bar. You’re the people everyone else wants to hang out with. We salute you.

There are plenty of jokes about chickens out there. We’ve all heard about why the chicken crossed the road. But, do you know what you call a mischievous chicken? That would be a practical yolk-ster!

While it’s fun to laugh at the jokes, we also have to bring up a philosophical issue.

Which came first: the chicken or the egg?

Think about this for a minute. If the chicken came first, it clearly didn’t hatch out of an egg. And if the egg came first, it wasn’t laid by a chicken.

It’s one of those mysteries of the universe.

I’m still secretly hoping Amazon can help me out. I’ve ordered a chicken and an egg. We’ll see what happens.


Shake Your Tail Feathers

Chickens have been known to be flashy. While they may not be the most colorful birds, they know how to get your attention. They can cluck loudly to be heard. They can also shake their tail feathers as a way to attract attention.

Honestly, we should all be shaking our tail feathers a bit. It’s good to get everyone’s attention from time to time.

Right, we don’t have tail feathers. Well, that makes things a bit more difficult, but not impossible. I’m not telling you to go stuff feathers into your tail pockets and stand out on the road wagging your butt at every car that passes. In fact, I’m most certainly NOT telling you to do that. No one wants to see it, and it could even get you arrested. That has to fall into the category of indecent exposure, right?

Instead, we suggest that you focus on making your property look as great as it can.

Need a few ideas?

You could start by planting some wildflowers across your property to add some color. Then, passersby can “ooh” and “ahh” at what you have growing.

You could also work on getting all of the equipment you have lying around your property into a pole barn. This way, you’re a bit more organized, and it doesn’t look like you’re having a yard sale every day of the week.

Of course, you can also get creative with how you expand on your property. If you’ve been looking for a place to escape, a she shed on the backside of your property could be the perfect place for crafting, tea parties, or simply reading without being interrupted by the rest of the family.


Get Crackin’

Chickens are so versatile. Have you noticed that? You can use them as alarm clocks, for laying eggs, or for making a delicious chicken salad to have on a croissant.

Using chickens as puns is also quite versatile. “Walking on eggshells” is about being careful about what you do or say around people, while “egg on your face” can be a way of stating that you’re embarrassed.

At this point in time, we prefer “get crackin.”

What do we mean? Well, there’s no time like the present to start exploring a toy box that fits all of the toys you have around Sherman Country.

Eggs aren’t going to crack themselves. And if you’re making a dish for a large crowd of people, you have to crack a lot of eggs. So…get cracking.

If you want to have a pole barn on your property, it’s not going to build itself. You’re going to need a professional builder to help you – and at Sherman, we have over 40 years of expert craftsmanship under our belts. We can customize the barn to your specifications.

Whether you need a large coop for your chickens, a toy box for your boats, ATVs, and other fun toys, or you want a barndominium with a fancy kitchen (you know, for baking, frying, and roasting chickens), we are here to help you make it happen.

Perhaps when you call, you can tell us a good chicken joke. Or share a chicken recipe with us. Just don’t shame us for all of these chicken references. We understand that you might have a flock of chickens that you have at your home. They may be more like family pets. You may even knit little sweaters or hats for your chickens. If this is the case, well, we apologize. But it’s not going to get us to change our ways. After all, they are just so finger-licking delicious!

Grilled Chicken