Ozark Encyclopedia – C – Chickens

Chicken gizzard to help with bleeding during childbirth – “If the woman has a really bad ‘bleedin’ they kill a chicken and fasten the warm lining of its gizzard over the affected part, usually burning a few feathers at the same time.” ~Randolph OMF 201 Chicken heart swallowed to make a woman beautiful – “Many... Continue Reading →

Day 124: Chickens and Roosters

For all those farmers out there, both rural and urban alike, here's some chicken and rooster lore from Vance Randolph's "Ozark Magic and Folklore" for you. Weather Signs: "Some country women believe that chickens are somehow able to tell what the weather is to be for several days in advance. When chickens or turkeys stand... Continue Reading →

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