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Chicken Olympics – Day 1

It was day 1 of the Chicken Olympics! The day dawned a bit grey. The clouds held the temperature to a cool 43 degrees and the breath from their beaks formed small tendrils of smoke. The Marion Young team laughed and joked between themselves, with Donny blowing smoke rings in the cold, wet air. Jack ribbed him about being so full of hot air.

On the other side of the track the Northwoods team stoically walked around stretching. Last evening, they went a little overboard at The Coop. Oakley, Cedric, and Mabel were still sick to their stomachs. Maybe they had a bit too much feed last night.

The track was almost humming its excitement and the spirit of the competition gave the air an extra zing of life. You could hear the chuckles and cackles and the occasional crow of the teams and the crowd as they trickled into the stadium.

Over to the south end of the track, you could see the Collegiate team warming up for the first races. The relays were first on the schedule so they were practicing handoffs. Tex, Red, “Frogger” (named for his hopping ability), and Ollie were handing off the multi-colored baton at intervals alongside the track. Their coach, Penny, was yelling encouragement and some words of critique as they moved along.

On the east side of the track, the Stillhouse team moved slowly onto the field. This was their first time to the Olympics. Their faces showed the awe of the moment. Even their coach, Tudor, had a hard time hiding the awe on his face, though he’d been in the business for years. Addy, Rancho, and Bungie were twisting their heads back and forth looking at the stadium, the other competitors, and the growing crowd.

The announcers began to test the audio system. The ground crews were finishing the last of the setup of the equipment on the field. You could hear the rumble of the crowd as they made it past the ticket booths and onto the walkways of the stands. You could smell the hot corn cobs, fried worms, and fresh grass nachos from the concession stands scattered throughout the stadium.

There were 10 teams represented at the Olympics this year. The chickens came from all across the world and represented all breeds of chickens. Countless hours of training and hard work were at stake here. Reputations were to be made or crushed. Records sat waiting to be broken. The papers held the full listing of participants and the records from past Olympics. The press anticipated a sold out day for the sporting events. It was rumored that the biggest chicken farms would be here looking for their next sponsorship target, their latest spokeschicken, and the next big athlete to represent them in the Pro Barn games. The Pro Barn games involved more than just chicken events and were the greatest sporting events of all time in the animal world. They even had a Miss Chicken Olympics contest that evening to crown the next beauty queen for the world of chickens.

 

To Be Continued…

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The Chicken Olympics, Day 1

There were 10 teams competing this year:

  • Farm Athletics Coopsters,
  • ProSport Chickens,
  • Coop Pros,
  • Big Pond Athletics,
  • Leghorn Athletics,
  • Crowers,
  • Eggers,
  • Fast Leg Athletics.

Each of the teams had participants in all of the events. There were some anticipated winners and some unknowns on the roster today. As the crowd filled in the stands and the crew completed the setup for the first races – relays – the teams lined up in the lanes and the judges lined the track. The gun sounded and the first leg of the 400 meter relays began. The seasoned competitors, team Leghorns and Big Pond Athletics were neck and neck for the first two laps on the track. Fast Leg Athletics were hot on their tracks for third place. The freshmen competitors, ProSport Chickens, were holding their own in fourth place. As the third lap drew to a close the Big Pond Athletics moved into first place by just a few paces and Fast Leg Athletics were tied with the Leghorns for second. At the mid-point of the last leg of the relay the ProSport Chickens overcame the other teams to move into second place. The crowd roared their support and cheered the teams thru the final leg. The anchor for the Big Pond Athletics broke thru the finish line with the ProSport Chickens hot on their feet. Now the teams would wait for the presentation of the medals.

Next came the 100 meter hurdles. The Coop Pros had their ace hurdler on the ground for the competition today. Cracker was known for his long legs and ability to almost fly over the hurdles – though flying was against the rules. Several times he had been evaluated post-race because of his great agility in the race. “Frogger” from the Chicken Athletics was rumored to be serious competition for Cracker. The chickens lined up at the starting line. The crowd began to cackle loudly and had to be reminded over the loudspeakers to quiet down so that the runners could hear the starting gun. And they were off!! It was a short race lasting only a couple of minutes but it seemed long to the crowd as they watched Cracker and “Frogger” go beak to beak toward the finish line. At the last second “Frogger” broke thru the tape and lifted his wings in celebration of his win. The crowd went wild with cackling, crowing and wing flapping. Corn flew over the crowd as the chickens jumped in excitement spilling their snacks. Next up were the field events…

The Chicken Olympics

The day dawned a bit grey. The clouds held the temperature to a cool 43 degrees and the breath from their beaks formed small tendrils of smoke. The Farm Athletics team laughed and joked between themselves, with Donny blowing smoke rings in the cold, wet air. Jack ribbed him about being so full of hot air.

On the other side of the track the Coopsters team stoically walked around stretching. Last evening, they went a little overboard at The Coop. Oakley, Cedric, and Mabel were still sick to their stomachs. Maybe they had a bit too much feed last night.

It was day 1 of the Chicken Olympics 2015! The track was almost humming its excitement and the spirit of the competition gave the air an extra zing of life. You could hear the chuckles and cackles and the occasional crow of the teams and the crowd as they trickled into the stadium.

Over to the south end of the track, you could see the Chicken Athletics team warming up for the first races. The relays were first on the schedule so they were practicing handoffs. Tex, Red, “Frogger” (named for his hopping ability), and Ollie were handing off the multi-colored baton at intervals alongside the track. Their coach, Penny, was yelling encouragement and some words of critique as they moved along.

On the east side of the track, the ProSport Chickens team moved slowly onto the field. This was their first time to the Olympics. Their faces showed the awe of the moment. Even their coach, Tudor, had a hard time hiding the awe on his face, though he’d been in the business for years. Addy, Rancho, and Bungie were twisting their heads back and forth looking at the stadium, the other competitors, and the growing crowd.

The announcers began to test the audio system. The ground crews were finishing the last of the setup of the equipment on the field. You could hear the rumble of the crowd as they made it past the ticket booths and onto the walkways of the stands. You could smell the hot corn cobs, fried worms, and fresh grass nachos from the concession stands scattered throughout the stadium.

There were 10 teams represented at the Olympics this year. The chickens came from all across the world and represented all breeds of chickens. Countless hours of training and hard work were at stake here. Reputations were to be made or crushed. Records sat waiting to be broken. The papers held the full listing of participants and the records from past Olympics. The press anticipated a sold out day for the sporting events. It was rumored that the biggest chicken farms would be here looking for their next sponsorship target, their latest spokeschicken, and the next big athlete to represent them in the Pro Barn games. The Pro Barn games involved more than just chicken events and were the greatest sporting events of all time in the animal world. They even had a Miss Chicken Olympics contest that evening to crown the next beauty queen for the world of chickens.