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Would you rather have to catch a chicken that got loose or a rabbit that got loose?

 
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Would you rather have to catch a chicken that got loose or a rabbit that got loose?

To clarify... this is the "Would You Rather" game, not an attempt to discuss free-range or not :), just lite hearted questions.
 
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And for me... I would go with the rabbit. They are faster, but can't fly.
 
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I am going with the chicken.

I bet I can persuade the chicken with some chicken feed.

Maybe the rabbit might be persuaded too though I have more experience with chickens.
 
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Chicken.  Wait till night and grab it.
 
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I have had both.

Have you ever gotten the good sense kicked out of you by a bunny who is not pleased with your existence?

It is not fun. Yes, yes, yes if you pick up the bun the correct way you can avoid it but when you are trying to run it down because it is in danger you kinda grab what you can grab gently.

I'm sure a rooster's spur might rank up there, but I'll take the risk of having to grab the roo or hen.

 
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Like Timothy, I've had both, and choose the same way, for the same reasons. I've been shredded by a few bunnies, and still have scars from the sweetest one I've ever known, simply because she did NOT want to be picked up. I've picked up a fair share of chickens & roosters, and frankly, they were easy, by comparison, even when they also really did NOT want to be picked up.
 
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That's easy...a chicken. Whenever my chickens get out, I find them frantically pacing outside their run to get back in. All I have to do is open the door. There's really not any catching involved, even.
 
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