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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 11:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 10:24 am:

are the birds all the same type? yes smaller than a sparrow? Roughly the same? Smaller than a thrush? Roughly the same? Smaller than a chicken? Roughly the same? Larger than a chicken? only very slightly larger than a chicken. You see, they are hens...
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 11:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So we have some people, some hens and some objects.
Eggs relevant to this puzzle? Their shape? Colour?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 11:31 am:

So we have some people, some hens and some objects. we have at least two hens, at least one person, and at least one (though probably more) objects.
Eggs relevant to this puzzle? no Their shape? Colour?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 12:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the hens French?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 12:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 12:36 pm:

Are the hens French? no - that was a different puzzle :)
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 3:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just checking... :)
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 7:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this puzzle involve a normal hen-thing? Not laying eggs, but... being in battery cages? Being free range? Scratching in the dirt? (why do they do that??) being eaten? not really being able to fly?
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 9:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" useful as a goal? like Salvation - may/may not be practically impossible to reach, but anyway for many people useful as a goal?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 9:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 07:42 am:

Does this puzzle involve a normal hen-thing? yes, in part Not laying eggs, but... being in battery cages? Being free range? Scratching in the dirt? (why do they do that??) being eaten? not really being able to fly? the puzzle involves the ability of hens to fly, among other things

By Tommy Petersson (Tommyp) on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 09:03 am:

Is "it" useful as a goal? like Salvation - may/may not be practically impossible to reach, but anyway for many people useful as a goal? "it" is not really useful as a goal in itself, but as a means to an end
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 1:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so does the practically impossible thing relate to hens flying? Without wings? Homing hens? fly to another country? Around the world?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 6:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the wings themselves relevant? They are not functional for flying, but are quite useful as nourishment?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 11:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Specific hens?
Idealised hens?
Metaphorical hens?
Proverbial hens?
Platonic hens?
Ex-hens (...shuffled off this mortal coil and gone to meet their maker)?
Hens yet-to-be?
Countable hens?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 01:42 pm:

so does the practically impossible thing relate to hens flying? yes Without wings? no Homing hens? no fly to another country? noAround the world? no

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 06:08 pm:


the wings themselves relevant? They are not functional for flying, but are quite useful as nourishment? not this sort of thing, sorry

By Tony (E20) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 11:39 am:


Specific hens? no
Idealised hens?
Metaphorical hens?
Proverbial hens?
Platonic hens?
Ex-hens (...shuffled off this mortal coil and gone to meet their maker)?
Hens yet-to-be?
Countable hens? just hens in general
Char Fryck (Huntinggirl)
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 10:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the flying of the hens the practically impossible but useful thing?

If so, is the flying useful for the hens themselves?
For people in general?
For specific people?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 12:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Char Fryck (Huntinggirl) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 10:54 pm:

Hello Char - very good to see you again :)

Is the flying of the hens the practically impossible but useful thing? not in itself, no

If so, is the flying useful for the hens themselves? no
For people in general? not really
For specific people? for people who wish to be able to to a specific thing
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

or even "to do a specific thing". I should evolve more.
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 12:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do people wish to send messages by way of homing hens? Do they want to have chariots pulled by flying hens?

Is this based on a pun?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is bird flu an issue?
Char Fryck (Huntinggirl)
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello yourself, nice to have time to be here again :)

Does this have anything to do with the plot of Chicken Run?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 12:03 pm:

Do people wish to send messages by way of homing hens? no, but an interesting idea Do they want to have chariots pulled by flying hens? no, but an even more interesting idea :)

Is this based on a pun? not exactly, but not a million miles from the right forest...

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 05:31 pm:

Is bird flu an issue? an issue, an issue, we all fall down... no

By Char Fryck (Huntinggirl) on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 06:32 pm:

Does this have anything to do with the plot of Chicken Run? I cannot say for certain, since I do not know the plot of Chicken Run. But I think it highly unlikely.
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 8:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the idea to make chickens do something useful
(I'll add "other than the usual numerous contributions chickens currently make to society" to cover myself legally!)
Would more than one chicken need to be involved?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 10:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 08:20 pm:

Is the idea to make chickens not chickens - hens. The difference is important :) do something useful no - the idea is to do something to hens. The thing itself would be more or less completely useless.
(I'll add "other than the usual numerous contributions chickens currently make to society" to cover myself legally!)
Would more than one chicken need to be involved? yes