Mama Diaries

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Chicken Fish Scales

We're back to eating chicken at my pad.  And of course, there's always a comment.  This one was from my nine-year-old son, Bubba.

"Mama, this chicken has fish scales!"

I looked at the kid.  "What are you talking about, Bubba.  There are no fish scales.  Just chicken skin."

"Look, Mama.  They're right there."  He pointed to some chicken skin on the bone of a drumstick.

"Dude, I'm sorry but those aren't fish scales."  Then I asked him a question.  "Why would a chicken have fish scales?  Fish and chickens are not related."

"Chickens sometimes eat fish that have diseases.  If a chicken eats a diseased fish, they can start growing scales.  This one obviously ate a bad fish."

Oh.  I tried not to laugh.  "And where did you learn this?"

"From a book."

Isn't it just amazing what you can learn from a book!  

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  1. haha I'll have to check mine for scales from now on

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    1. You do that. Let me know what you find. ;)

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  3. HA! At least he didn't say he learned it from the internet.

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    1. It wouldn't have surprised me if he had!

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  4. Ahhh, those books of misinformation~

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    1. How in the world do they get published? :0)

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  5. It would be fun to find out what book he read to find that pearl of wisdom!

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    1. I'm sure it was a comic book. No real science book would ever suggest that chickens eat fish!

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  6. Awww...if a chicken would eat a fish...but where would a chicken get a fish to eat?

    Lol, Bubba!

    Nas

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  7. It sounds very logical and intelligent. I find myself questioning the wisdom of his words. Too cute.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Welcome to my world! I'm always questioning he sources! ;)

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  8. the message of the story: go vegetarian!

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  9. Chicken's with scales, that's a first

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  10. Chicken fish scales? I think I'll stick with my salad. ; )

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  11. Fishken? Ficken? Chish? There's a mash up here somewhere that will definitely catch on. Great story! :D

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    1. Fricken ficken. Now that's catchy! ;0)

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  12. I thought Bubba would say he learned it on Wikipedia.

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. LOL, I can't help but wonder what book he learned that from now...

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  14. Some books are misleading, enjoyed the read Sherry although I am all behind with my comments.
    Yvonne.

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  15. HA! I want to read the books your son is reading...

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  16. Cute story... I do remember a catfish restaurant in Utah that I wanted to try, but since I am the only one to eat catfish in my house, everyone else had chicken strips which turned out to be fried in the same oil as the catfish and tasted the same... I never went back with the family.

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  17. Really? It makes me wonder about that book. And why are chicken eating fish?

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    1. That's exactly what I wanted to know. ;)

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