Nursery Rhymes a la Chickens

Readers seemed to like the collection of Piggy Nursery Rhymes I shared earlier this month, so here are some chicken equivalents. If you know of other traditional chicken/hen/rooster rhymes I’ve missed, please leave a comment and I’ll add them to the collection.

An artist's rendition of a child sitting up in bed, looking at a crowing rooster perched in her open window.
This cute illustration of the nursery rhyme at the left is from a children’s book published in the 1920s.

Cock a doodle doo,
Yes, I’m calling you.
Get out of bed, you sleepy head,
And button up each shoe.

Cock a doodle doo,
The sky is very blue.
The robins sing because it’s spring
And all the pigeons coo.

Cock a doodle doo,
Now come to breakfast too,
For Lady Gwen, my old red hen,
Has laid an egg for you.

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