Friday, January 25, 2008

Chicken Lover Goes Into Bird-Brained Business

KEY WEST, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One bird-brained lady is clucking with the chickens.

Katha Sheehan – who runs the The Chicken Store, a chicken sanctuary in Key West, Florida – says in her years rescuing roosters, she’s learned the language of her feathery friends.

According to Sheehan, chickens are brainy birds who communicate with each other in a “very interesting and developed way,” and will “be buying and selling things on the Internet in 50 years.”

And she’s hoping all the clucking conversation will help her fulfill a lifelong goal.

Sheehan says, “I want to make an English to chicken, chicken to English translator. If we can communicate with animals, we’ll be able to get information from whales and give it to birds.”

Though her hens are often referred to as the demon poultry of Key West because of their noisy calls, Sheehan refuses to let anyone, even herself, hurt her cuddly cocks.

She says, “People will hit them with golf clubs and bats, and do horrible things, but I won’t eat chicken anymore. Friends can’t eat friends.”

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