Kicker – A missing chicken

NICK EICHER, HOST: Hey, did you hear the one about the chicken who got lost outside of a Cracker Barrel? 

REICHARD: Not a great place for a chicken.

Yeah, and this is not just any old chicken. This is a prized rooster named Peep who is so capable he has a part in military reenactments. His owner, and I guess commanding officer, is Thomas Ramsey. 

One day Ramsey popped into the Cracker Barrel for lunch and left Peep in the back of his truck.

When he paid his bill and headed back to his truck—Peep went “poof!”

Ramsey explained to television station WBRC what he did next…

RAMSEY: I asked them did they have any cameras in that parking lot because it looked like someone had stolen my chicken, which is kind of hard to say with a straight face.

Yes. I get that. But Ramsey was up to the challenge. He hit up social media and crowdsourced some reconnaissance on the runaway rooster. 

It didn’t take long for a local farmer to let him know he’d found Peep, and so now Ramsey and Rooster are reunited and it feels so good—hey, hey.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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