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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Some Disturbing Chick Pix

It is funny the things that will freak you out. Each of us has his or her own freaknesses, or phobias I should say. Things that just give you the willies.

I was looking for another set of pictures earlier this week and found these chick pictures. We did a story in June of 2006 on bird flu. I went to a Macon County chicken farm to get some chicken house art.

Being in a building with 27,000 baby chicks is a strange experience. Guess not the oddest situation I have been in for a photograph, but still freakie. Had to put on paper coveralls, covers over my feet, and a mask. This was for the chickens' protection, not mine. Hmmmm. Standard protective measures to prohibit the spread of bird flu.

Standing in there with 54,000 little beady eyes following you around, the hearing thousands of peeps and breathing the heavy air. Great idea for Stephen King....the photographer trips and falls and is devoured by tiny raptors.

The only way to shoot them is to get down low, really low. Eye-level to a three-week old chick ain't very high off the ground.

So what do you call chicken phobia?

1 comment:

misty said...

I don't know what you call a chicken phobia, but I can't say I'd want to ahve been in your position! What's up with the complete lack of feathers on the underbellies? If tonight hadn't already been vegetarian nite at the house, this would ahve done it for me. ick.

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