Big AL and I went away for our little Harley riding excursion and stayed at very nice southern Bed and Breakfast called THE ROSE HOTEL.
There were travelers lodging there from all over the US, and one couple that we hit it off with very well traveled there from the state of Alabama.
We shared many laughs and spouted off different redneck jokes from our areas.
I think they have us beat though, when they shared about the very popular CHICKEN DROP gambling that is HUGE in Alabama , they say. They have won hundreds of dollars placing bets!
I don't know if I'm alone, but I had never heard of this although after I googled it, I found that my new friends were indeed telling me the truth, as I found blogs highlighting it, advertisement for it and photos from experienced "Chicken drop" addicts!
Here are the rules.
You feed a chicken something that will make him pretty...."regular", then "drop him" (gently) into the cage that has a bingo card of sorts on the floor. Gamblers pay money to buy a square (or a few squares) in hopes that the chicken will choose their square to "drop" it's lunch on.
Here's a short clip so you can get the "visual".
Winner takes all...including cleaning duties!
They say this is a big money maker in many local bars (as long as they don't serve food in the establishment it is allowed) and also has been a fundraiser for high school functions!
They claim the chickens are not harmed in any way- maybe just their pride...I don't know, I always like a little privacy when the feeling hits.
Have you ever heard of this?
Kinda' gives a whole new meaning to "Hey look, a chicken!"
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