Sunday, July 11, Chicken Coop

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In anticipation of organic eggs, Kate decides to get chickens for the family.

30 minutes, 9:00 PM

156 comments:

Ohio Buckeye said...

Why, sure! If German Shepherds are too much trouble, what else makes more sense than getting a coop full of chickens?

Elvira said...

Are the chickens still there or were they just that the week of filming?

Buckie Badger said...

I used to have chickens. I enjoyed them, but they were a LOT of work. And, a LOT of mess, too. I can't imagine Kate putting up with the smell, and the droppings, if they are free-range. They should be free-range if she is "going green".

K8STFU said...

This has got to be the most pathetic, desperate and ridiculous idea yet for TLC.

Wonder if K8 will wear her heels when she collects the eggs?

boo said...

Chickens are a tremendous amount of work and the eggs don't just come out all nice and white or brown -- they are covered in . . . um, natural substances that have to be thoroughly cleaned. Kate almost puked cleaning out a refrigerator; she'll never be able to clean a coop, wash the eggs, put up with the droppings tracked in on the kids' shoes, etc. The coop will never be seen again after this episode airs.

fidosmommy said...

Did nannies, cooks, pool boys and
landscapers agree to take care of the chickens when the novelty wears off for Kate? Is it part of their job responsibility? I can't believe that when the school year starts that the Gosselin children will be wanting to run outside to the chicken coop to grab breakfast
and clean the thing out.

I don't believe Kate will have the chickens any longer than a few weeks. Then I bet they go to some friendly Amish farmer to keep. Frankly, I fear for the chickens with the kids. They play rough.

I can't imagine the chicken coop will last very long either. I bet it will follow the chickens to a farm.

Just Egging You On said...

"if they are free-range. They should be free-range if she is "going green".

They're not free range. She's going to keep them in those dog cages the Shepherds have vacated.

Bubbles said...

Now, instead of the phrase "jumped the shark" being used when a show has gone bad, people can use the term "built the coop!" lol

I can't help but laugh at this insanity...with Kate's insane desire for control of every aspect of her life and need for cleanliness, there's no way she will be able to tolerate any aspect of a chicken coop on premises. Not to mention that there are actually lung/breating problems that can be caused by inhaling chicken "droppings" so to speak - didn't several of the children need breathing treatments regularly as infants and toddlers?

C said...

Well, if there are chickens--and therefore, eggs--on the property, maybe the kids will get bigger daily rations.

Yeah, right. Like the woman who feeds her kids grapes and crackers for lunch will regularly cook eggs.

Can't See Sheep said...

Ohio Buckeye said...

Why, sure! If German Shepherds are too much trouble, what else makes more sense than getting a coop full of chickens?
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I couldn't agree more Buckeye. Maybe she's thinking that if anything happens to the chickens there will be less of a stink made over them than there would have been over a dog. No, I'm not saying there will be, I'm saying that may be their thinking. If they think they're easier than dogs, well, have fun. Maybe they'll get a rooster & the paparazzi can have cheap entertainment watching kate run from it. Ah, makes me nostalgic for the first rooster my mom raised. It required some creativity to get past him every day to collect the eggs.

@Buckie Badger, yeah, I don't see the chickens lasting long once kate gets a good snoot full of the strong odour their manure can put out. We'll probably be seeing them crated up & sent back to Henry's or wherever in short order. Oh my wait until she realizes you have to clean the eggs. I can hear her shrieking now. Poor Frankenkreider just not meant to be around other living things, especially one's that depend on her.

@Bubbles, LOL! Good one Bubbles, I like that, "built the coop!" Yeah, kate & her cleanliness problems, maybe it will make for more entertaining paparazzi photos as kate scrubs each of the chickens & the coup clean daily.

barbee said...

It's amazing, super tramp and the kids 'built' the chicken coops that actually arrived fully assembled. WHY does she keep on with the outright bald-faced lying? Does she think because SHE can't remember what she says from one interview to the next that WE won't remember? Hey, fake blondie, we don't have to remember, we can READ (you keep having it put in PRINT for us.

couch potato said...

Still say she's copying Martha Stewart. Martha has had chickens for over a decade.

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/marthas-chickens

Either that or Kate's show is about whatever she can get for free. Bet the Amish people don't even watch T.V. and felt sorry for the poor mother of eight children whose father skipped town. I wonder what kind of outfit Kate will wear for the Amish farmers.
Good thing it's not the Duggars helping with the chicken coop or you would hear "Nike" all over the place.

dustilies said...

And what will Kate do when extra roosters need to be culled or a hen hits the chicken equivalent of menopause?

Is she going to handle the axe herself or will she make the pool boy do it while she stands by laughing maniacally?

I'm going to stop now. I'm scaring myself.

Button Button said...

A dear friend of mine decided to "get back to the land." She raised chickens for the eggs and also for chickens to eat, got a cow, got her kids a pony, made her own butter, planted a garden, all that good stuff.

She could hardly stand her new life.

She and the kids did all the work themselves, but she, herself, couldn't stand to eat her home-raised chickens, eggs, butter, milk, etc.

You get the picture.

How funny, though, she fed her kids the eggs, the butter, the fried chicken, the milk, and her kids didn't realize she wasn't partaking herself!

The pony turned out to be a mean son-of-a-gun. It even bit her kids.

Her country life lasted a little less than two years.

Gone are the chickens, the eggs, the cow, the pony. The vegetable garden has been returned to being a lawn, the chicken coop is gone, the pony is gone.

Her dream of going back to the land wasn't a dream, but was a lot of back-breaking, mostly dirty, work.

She has a new-found high regard for farmers and families of farmers.

jonandkatewho? said...

this has to be the dumbest, most inane idea for a show ever. i cant see kate keeping chickens and those kids wont be taught anything about caring for the birds. nobody will be doing the work in that family and im positive that the idea was just a scripted plot for the show...my question would be who comes up with this shit?

i cant think of anything more boring than watching them "build" pre-assembled chicken coops. frigging lame.

why dont they just give it up and call it a day? they've done the trips and nobody wants to see more of the same old, same old, do they? if they do i feel sorry for them as that would mean you dont have much of a life. this is the stuff of sleep. it would absolutely put me to sleep to watch this so i just wont bother.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

That coop and those chickens were props...They were gone as soon as TLC stopped filming. It's all scripted, we KNOW that, so why on earth would we believe anything out of Frankenkreider's mouth or the TLC publicity machine?

Answer: We don't!!!

KFC said...

Chickens equal alot of chicken poop and Kate hates poop or dirt so this does not make sense.

oh puhleaze said...

how are the eggs her chickens lay any more organic than any other chicken?

jasmine said...

If Kate expects to have enough fresh eggs for her and her children every day, she needs at least a dozen chickens. And if her typical breakfast consists of 42 eggs, then she'll need 60 chickens. TLC must have gone over budget with the Discovery Cove episode. So they saved money this episode by giving Kate a free chicken coop and a handful of chickens.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Can organic PIGS be far behind? And why BUY that organic beef she made such a big deal about at one point when you can have your own COWS, especially when you have the land and a barn already?

Interesting that despite K8G's alleged fetish for organic, she has never bothered to start even a tiny VEGGIE garden on her acreage.

How about some sheep?

Then a few ducks - you know... a nice tie in with the actual BRAND name of Gosselin.

Maybe TLC's going for the next K8G reinvention. More along the lines of "Green Acres Gosselin"...

She, TLC, and this entire 'reality' (cough, gag) show is total B.S.

Brummygirl said...

Well you have all heard of the story of *Chicken Licken*, here is the s*coop* and the moral!!

AS Chicken-Licken was *laying* in his assembled hen house, whack! a loose screw fell on to his head.

"Gracious goodness me!" said Chicken-Licken, "the sky must have fallen; I must go
and tell “The Queen!!”

He then met Laimie Jamie the duck.
"Well, Laimie Jaimie where are you
going ?" said he. "To The Hen House" said she.

"Oh, Lamie Jamie, don't go!" said he, "for as I was in the Hen House the sky fell on to my head, and I'm going to tell “The Queen”

So Chicken-licken turned back with Laimie Jamie, and met Baba-Waba the Broody Hen.
"I'm going to the Hen House," said she.

Then Laimie Jamie said:' "Oh “Baba Waba” don’t go, for I was going, and I met Chicken-licken, and Chicken-licken had been in the hen house, and the sky had fallen on to his head, and we are going to tell “The Queen”."

So “Baba Waba” sucked in her beak and turned back, and they met Dancie Anthony
And Baba Waba said: "Where are you going?".

He said "I'm going to the Hen House!"

“Oh! Dancy Anthony don’t go, for I was going, and I met this lot and they say the sky fell on Chicken Licken’s head”.

Well said Dancy Anthony, "I have been in the dog house before (which incidentally is empty) so a Hen House won’t scare me".

They eventually discovered that it was a “screw” which needed a little “T.L.C.” which eventually brought down the Hen House.

Upon hearing this, “The Queen” was royally annoyed as she had put all her makeover eggs in one basket and the *yolk* was on her!!

PetsShouldn'tBeInTheMix said...

K8STFU said...
This has got to be the most pathetic, desperate and ridiculous idea yet for TLC. Wonder if K8 will wear her heels when she collects the eggs?
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I actually DO hope this silly but scary/sad chcken "chapter" resurrects the saga of the German Shepherds because it will blow a hole right through her fake persona. Remember the dead turtles when they were at the beach somewhere? (Weren't they turtles? Somebody help me out here. I think I'm wrong and that it was maybe hermit crabs, which they confined inside the beach house.) I had my eyebrows raised THEN and that was long before the fate of the poor, beautiful dogs. Pets or living creatures of any kind are in danger at a Kate Gosselin compound and one big, bad idea. The local Animal Control or Humane Society should take note and be on the ready. (Didn't Kate and Jon have a cat, too, which they got rid of when they had the twins? THAT I can barely remember but it did cross my mind more than once that she discards living things as if they mean nothing and have limited-to-no value beyond accessorizing her in the moment and for the camera shot...you know, kinda like her eight kids, except that they escape a worse fate because she needs their money-making potential. I sound so hateful, even to myself but, I tell you, when the subject of the German Shepherds comes up, I get upset every time, since I know/have/love this breed, yet I can't help but wonder that they're better off back at that breeder's or with another owner, as long as some human finally gave them some sort of healthy routine and handling.)

Eagle eyes said...

HUGE Yawn!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Brummy, I love your creativity! Thanks for the :-) !!

Save the Chickens said...

For the love of God, spare us from this woman. This may be the worst ever show on TV. Martha Stewart she ain't. Give it up, TLC.

Cry Me A River said...

I gotta feeling this episode is going to be one big product placement, just like always. So they were filming the whole time. I guess she told her friend Chris not to show the crew in the photographs she gave him.

K8STFU said...

Pets:

I think you are referencing the hermit crabs when they were in the OBX (you know, the episode where K8 basically says that every women's magazine has plagiarized HER recipe for the strawberry/blueberry 4th of July cake).

I just don't get why TLC has to go to such absurd and drastic lengths to promote each of K8's multiple personalities:

1) DWTS? Ok, let's install a dance floor in the basement
2) K8 needs to lighten up? Ok, let's have her dress like a freakish clown from a Stephen King novel
3) The kids are getting older and we need some "oh so cute" factor ? Ok, let's dial 1-800-GETADOG to hire a couple for a few episodes, the kids won't care when the dogs have to go back
4)Bloggers think K8 isn't really green? Ok, let's get some chicken coops ! That'll show them haterz!

I mean really? Just what demographic is TLC targeting these days?

K8STFU said...

How about some sheep?

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Oh, Buckeye, there are PLENTY of sheep in Gosselinland !!

Jane in California said...

One can only hope a rooster sneaks in with the batch of hens and that when Kate goes in to collect eggs, the rooster goes postal on her. Although, come to think of it, about the only thing meaner than a rooster is Kate Krieder in full cry herself.

Can't See Sheep said...

@barbee, super tramp, LOL!

@Brummygirl, OMG that was awesome!

Cry Me A River said...

Am I dreaming or did they once plant an organic kid's garden on an episode (along with an expert in my mind), back when Jon was still there. And that was the end of that - never showed it again. I am sure it withered and died under Frock's care.

By comparison Tori and Dean have a fantastic little garden for their kids and they go out and pull the veggies and rinse them with a garden hose and eat them on the spot. I love that.

I think the chickens were a direct copy from that show, something TLC has no qualms about doing. We will see if they get the exotic-looking chickens or not. They also have a baby goat named Donna Martin that comes in and out of the house. Look for Frock to fall in love with a baby goat next.

I can't wait for her to try to get between a mother hen and her babies.

I personally think a hog pen would be in order, what with all that bacon the kids eat - in their dreams.

I wonder if I should cut Frock a check when I make my 4th of July cake as I have been doing for the last 20 years or so. The recipe is plastered all over the supermarkets every 4th of July. They practically have arrows leading to the ingredients.

Brummy, I will be waiting for that children's book you should write. That was so cute.

Lorrie said...

I'm sure TLC will ask that Kate play up the whining, shrieking, and moaning about mess even more than usual. I guess some people are still entertained by her playing the Drama Queen. Remember when they all camped out minus Jon? "There are bugs in here!!!"

And you know the phrase "it's for the kids" will be used at least five times, with some variations. She's been talking about making memories for the kids a lot lately. Oh, Kate, always the martyr.

IDModo said...

KFCsays:"Kate hates poop".Unless it comes from her toddlers, in which case she immortalizes it on film in a potty for the world to see.I prefer to think she has a love-hate relationship with poop.

Vanessa said...

@ Ohio- recalling organic beef, (she sold some of the meat she received FOR FREE to her brother!)
NOW she doesn't eat RED MEAT.(that's how she looks soooo great, fit and trim..BARF!)

I recall in the interview chair her lying about having to make sacrifices ELSEWHERE, so they could AFFORD this organic beef.

Now she's gone the way of the Hollywood starlet (no offense to any vegans or people who REALLY dont' eat red meat) she just reads her script and regurgitates what she's been told to say.

LP said...

I remember the episode when Jon had to do poop patrol for the dogs. Who's going to be stuck with the chicken poop patrol?

Saphire said...

1) DWTS? Ok, let's install a dance floor in the basement
2) K8 needs to lighten up? Ok, let's have her dress like a freakish clown from a Stephen King novel
3) The kids are getting older and we need some "oh so cute" factor ? Ok, let's dial 1-800-GETADOG to hire a couple for a few episodes, the kids won't care when the dogs have to go back
4)Bloggers think K8 isn't really green? Ok, let's get some chicken coops ! That'll show them haterz!
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LMAO at number 2!!!!!!!!!!
Number 3 in just, well sad... those children need stability so badly... they have no stable family least let them have some animals that stay... and chilckens... lots of work and cleaning and cooking.... things that i don't think are on the to do list.......

Alyssa said...

My 12 year old son has chickens. I can assure that Kate is NOT taking care of chickens! LOL That is too funny. They can be nasty. They will spur you. It takes work (twice a day) to keep up with them. Believe me, Katie AIN'T doing it!

cossysmom said...

chicken coop, chicken poop...so what! who cares!

cdnmsmom said...

My brother-in-law's family had chickens and the only thing I remember about them was the God awful smell...it was horrendous. And on days when the wind blew in a certain direction, the smell would come in their house....all day. I CANNOT imagine Kate living with that odor....the chickens will be gone before we know it.

Kate Don't Rate said...

This sounds like an episode of "I Love Lucy."

TandLMommy28 said...

I just feel bad for the poor fool who is going to have to take care of the chickens behind the scenes, after Kate "heroically" grabs one egg and smiles for the camera.

I have plenty of friends who keep their own chickens for eggs. They generally can barely find enough to say about it to fill a Facebook status, so how on earth is this supposed to fill up an entire episode?

No Worry, Beef Curry (aka... I hate eggs!) said...

I read all of your posts... Now I hate eggs more than ever!

Here's to Kate's homemade Sunday brunch tomorrow. Why doesn't TLC show us the mundane footage of Katie Kreider, cooking 25 dozen eggs each week- and feeding them all to her brood? Then maybe I'd believe her.

Kate is a "Big Fat Farm-Fresh Liar!"

And she's all stocked up on Sheep (that's for you... Buckeye!)

Ohio Buckeye said...

@No Worry, Beef Curry: Thanks for the Sheep tie in!!!!

I so agree with you: it is laughable that TLC wants us to believe K8G has ANY interest whatsoever in anything related to farming.

They are really getting desperate.

Maybe they are hoping the farm animal concept will appeal to the baa-baa-baa-ing Sheeple.

Sadly, dumb as a goose does seem to be K8G's most loyal demographic.

hoping4change said...

Haven't seen K8+8 on our local tlc, even at the time it was advertized. Now tlc seems just about addicts. disc is starting j&K reruns.

Not normal and not real said...

Lorrie (snipped), "She's been talking about making memories for the kids a lot lately."
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So we're back to that line again with her. It's just an excuse to justify filming for wanting to "document their lives." Do like the rest of us...buy a video cam (they're cheaper now), go to the beach, have a picnic. Heck, you can even take one of the old-timey disposable cameras (one-time use) to record your memories if you forget the digital one. Use your camera phone. You don't need TLC to do it for you. Creating memories for her kids...ah, yes, Kate, you have a treasure trove of memories on tape. Your kids are gonna love seeing you and Jon tense on that couch. And that's just one of a gazillion examples from a lot of footage from the invasive, "memory-making" reality TV cameras. Kate is so busy coming up with fake ideas to "make memories" for her kids that she knows no spontaneous moments with them. It's not about memories; it's about MONEY. I'm so tired of this charade and this woman.

Joyce Ann said...

I have seen the German Shepperds mentioned... what happened to them? I just don't even watch anymore at all. I come here to find out what stupid thing she is doing now. I can not believe TLC think there are more Khate lovers than haters. She is hurting the channel.

couch potato said...

The German Shepards begged the P-people to take them away.

Chickens will also beg P-people
to take them away.

nomorekate said...

The ad for this show is bad enough, between her annoying chicken impression and the screaming, please not she also screams in the ad while in a miniskirt on the roof changing the window screens. If a thrity second ad is too much to take of Kate, why does TLC think anyone could stand a whole hour?I am still so frustrated as well by the one sided press in picking on Jon.I fully believe that Kate ended the relationship long before he supposedly cheated.I have also known many people male and female who went a little stupid for a while after the end of long unhappy marriage.I truly believe that a few months of stupidity does not erase years of being a great parent, and helpful partner.I challenge those who claim Jon is lazy to buy and watch the original shows. In there first house before Elizabethtown, Kate worked weekends and Jon had sole responsibility for all 8.When they moved the first time he was always home early enough to grab the twins from the bus, got up before Kate to get them off to school,plus the personal days for doctors etc.It seems that once they moved the first time, started getting all that help like the women that ironed for kate, plus the regular TLC paycheck the relationship ship went south,Kate started doing less,claiming to do more and still kept asking Jon to do more, change jobs to be home more,quit your job and stay home so I can travel,how exactly is Jon lazy, or an unemployed deadbeat when Kate forced him to quit his job. Sorry for the rant just so fed up with the whole situation.

Sport said...

What a joke.

A chicken coop, for an obsessive compulsive clean freak.

Smart.

bonehead said...

I hope her kids, get her in the coop and lock her in. You know she complains of the paz, so why put it in the front yard? She looks for attention. ADAH?

Josie said...

Maybe she'll hire a nanny for the chickens...

bonehead said...

Josie: don't forget a bodyguard for those chickens. The paz might get too close and get clucked at. Or Kate might have a hissy fit. They need a bodyguard from her. LOLOLOLOLOL

BuckBuckBuckOff said...

Probably the person who thought the chickens up was a TLC person who really can't stand her and she was dumb enough to go along with it and now Khate will be the one looking into the camera with EGG on her face.

fidosmommy said...

Re: making memories and cameras.

Remember she used to tote her camera around with her all the time and griped how much she hated it? Then somebody gave her a new digital camera to make memories.
Where is it now? Anybody seen her carrying it or using it?

Cry Me a River said...

Not to worry, she will make the kids shovel the chicken poop, like they did the dog crates when they were crated basically all the time exept for filming. The chickens will not last long.

I wish Jon would drink lite beer... said...

This has got to be the most pathetic, desperate and ridiculous idea yet for TLC.


ITA. can you imagine the outfit she will wear to "collect the eggs"! hooker heels, red gingham short dress like ellie may clampett wears and PIG TAILS!
and a little basket like Dorothy in OZ to "collect the eggs".

sounds like a TLC photo shoot.
would she be trying to throw a hint to HEF? FARMER's DAUGHTER!

lukebandit

WallyWinnie said...

Oh great- some eggs for the kids to throw at each other and the cameraman!

but wait...those were not Kate's eggs nor Kate's property when the boys got to act like BOYS!

Momof2 said...

Ah yes...chickens for the dozens and dozens of eggs her kids eat each day. What's next..are they going to bring in a pig too so Kate can harvest her own bacon instead of buying packages and packages of it?

CarolS461 said...

Again, she's seen on NATIONAL TELEVISION crying her little eyes out about not having any $$$ to pay bills. YET, she finds enough $$$ for manicures, pedicures, trips to New York City, and now CHICKENS? If she can't afford to pay her bills and feed her children, how the flock is she going to buy chicken feed?

She is NUTS! TLC should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this farcical sham to continue.

SHAME ON YOU, KATE GOSSELIN!

SHAME ON YOU, JON GOSSELIN!

SHAME ON YOU, TLC!!!

my9cats said...

I'm waiting for TLC to present the episode where Kate decides on a chicken dinner and slaughters them.

Crocodile Tears said...

"Again, she's seen on NATIONAL TELEVISION crying her little eyes out about not having any $$$ to pay bills."

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She did this again? This past week? Did she say she didn't have enough money to pay the bills? What show? Link?

Grapes Of Wrath said...

"This sounds like an episode of "I Love Lucy."

Maybe in one of these episodes we'll see her putting in a vineyard and stomping out the grapes to make her own wine!

Seriously? said...

At the end of the episode, the camera crew followed Kate and the kids up to the chicken coop to gather eggs and inside they found the rooster; henpecked and bleeding. Kate then says that she watched the chickens attack the rooster over the last several days but DID NOTHING ABOUT IT! She said she is the one who insisted on having a rooster in addition to the two hens.

She threw a whiney hissy fit about the poor rooster, looking at the camera men and asking them to "do something." I bet they didn't know that was part of their job.

Seriously, Kate is a mess. The rest of the program was also jaw-dropping, but this made me so angry. Really angry! She watched that poor rooster be henpecked and did nothing.

MayDay said...

I just saw when they were trying to fill up the water jug for the chickens and the water hose was not cooperating. What did Kate say that apparently was inappropriate and then she was trying to make an excuse for? I heard her say something like then I said that line....what was she talking about? The one room apartment or working with Kindergartners? I thought she was going to say something else....like a word that begins with R or A. I thought the kindergartners word just added in. Can someone tell me what Kate said and then in the interview chair she was trying to cover up and be sorry for?

emschick1128 said...

The rooster was bloodied and had been pecked at for days and she did nothing?? I hope the animal rights groups get wind of that since no one seems to care what type of abuse she inflicts on her children. Maybe PETA can raise a stink. She makes me physically sick, she care for nothing and no one but the size of her bank account

boo said...

Mayday, I think she regretted the one-room apartment comment, which implied she would rather be in Jon's shoes, living apart from the kids, not having all of the day-to-day responsibility of the kids, house, etc.

emschick1128 said...

I'll be curious as to what the rating are for tonights snooze fest. I'm guessing less than 2 million.

MayDay said...

Boo- thank you. She must of been trying to make up for that comment because of all the *hit she would get from everyone. Maybe that was a Freudian......

expat said...

"Maybe PETA can raise a stink"
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This was along the lines I was thinking when I was subjected to the promo for this week's show while watching "Say Yes to the Dress" (Oh God, the constant shrieking!). The kids have not been taught how to handle animals, and since Kate has no respect for any other human on earth she's sure not going to develop any respect for animals. We haven't had any luck getting anyone in power to care about the kids enough to keep them from getting exploited, but maybe the animal groups will at least be able to step in and keep anymore animals from being mistreated.

That poor rooster...sooo glad I didn't watch the episode! Of course, seeing a male being henpecked would just seem like the natural order of things to Kate.

IDModo said...

Why would anyone be surprised that Kate knew about the rooster and didn't do anything?
There were several instances on the original show (Collin's impacted bowel, Cara's injury for instance) where she knew and did nothing until someone else forced her to, or until she could get Jon to do it. She takes the kids on trips when some of them are ill, instead of leaving the sick ones at home.
Unless it actually hurts or embarrasses HER, Kate DOESN'T CARE!

chocolatebee said...

I hate to say I am a willing participant in watching this train wreck but I must admit the kids still draw me in. I suffer through an hr of Kate. She is by far the most ridiculous human being I have ever witnessed.You desperately invite the paps and the media into your life yet complain every chance you get about them. She seems so desperate for attention from men that she would wear a skirt to pressure wash her home. More than anything her constant, and I do mean constant digs at Jon and "being a single mom" and having to do "everything" herself. I can not count how many times she said she was "alone" and she has to do "everything" herself when in fact this can't be true since she has spent a great deal of time playing celebrity around the country. She is so pathetic. We get that you are no longer married, we get that Jon is no longer in the home, we get that you have no man in the house but newsflash Kate, you are not the first woman on Earth to be in this situation! get over yourself. She even made the comment that one of the boys, Colin I believe, bonded so well with the Amish farmer because he was a much needed male role model. Jon is not dead, he is not a wayward father, he just isn't part of her life anymore. Sorry to rant but she works my nerves to no end.

Minka's Tail said...

I saw part of "both" episodes (really one hour-long one) and here is what I noticed. I am writing this without reading anyone else's comments, because I want to see if what I noticed matches up with everyone else's comments.

My observation: The show has reached new depths. What was once a show about an imperfect but loving family is now a showpiece for Kate, Kate, Kate. The 8 are mere nuisances: they go "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy," they drive cars where the cleaning crew is, they play with the glass door. Poor, poor Kate! Collin is desperate for "male" affection, but he's not getting any female affection either. All his mom does is bark orders at the kids and complain about them.

As for the fakeness: you could tell when Kate was reading something, her whole cadence changed. The funniest was when Mady, after complaining about the grossness of the all egg dinner (for lunch the kids had a slab of poundcake and fruit salad), thanked her mom in this really Eddie Haskell singsong voice. You know someone told her to say that.

I'm not a big boycotter, but I don't know how many more episodes of this I can watch.

couch potato said...

Hi fidosmommy!!

I think purse boy probably carries the camera at this point in the game.

Poor rooster. Chickens can be mean. As a child, I was told to stay away from the grandma and great aunt's chicken. Birds creep me out anyway. Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds" didn't help a bit because I watched it as a young child.

laura linger said...

Quick question that I am sure has occurred to everyone else:

If they had an Amish farm nearby enough to have them come right over and build a coop, why don't they just buy their eggs from that farm? We used to do this all the time when I was growing up in Indiana...it is a big source of income for Amish and German Baptist farmers.

WallyWinnie said...

Which kid said they liked the egg themed meal? Was that Cara? Then why after Mady said she hates eggs is she the one to read the scripted lines thanking Kate for making meals like this for them?

I missed the piece of paper in the clip where the lines were written. Good eye poster!

These episodes are nothing more than Kate in the spotlight hating to be with her own kids. Only thing missing is Jon.

And, by the way, Kates body looks the same as it did years ago (especially the butt and legs in those shorts) except now she has bigger boobs and long hair. Personally I think big boobs make you look fat. I used to think Dolly Parton was fat until I really looked at the lower part of her body. She is tiny! Kate does nothing for her appearance with those implants if you ask me.

Foob Liar said...

She was really flaunting the foobs. She either had on a much lower cut shirt than I would wear to have men in to build a coop or work on the house plus in parts of the second episode the shirt was at least two sizes too small and worn simply to make the foobs stand out. No augmentation? Keep on lying, Kate.

chesterctymom said...

What's up with that silly finger twitteling thing Katie K does when she pretends she is anxious...

tagyouareit said...

With the absurd amount of eggs that the Gosselin children supposedly eat on a daily basis, the BEST egg filled meal that Mz. Katie ALL things 'organic' can come up with is custard, deviled eggs and deviled eggs re invented ala egg salad?! How using some of that organically grown produce purchased at Whole Foods and make a veggie fritatta or individual single serving size veggie quiches.
Nothing like eating farty egg salad and deviled eggs for days on end in the 90 degree summer heat to make a person feel all warm and cozy inside!

jonandkatewho? said...

Kate is so into excess. What was up with the all-egg dinner? It sounded pretty frigging gross to me. I can tell you I don't know anybody who would thank their mom for making an all-egg meal such as that one. It was totally fake if one of those kids actually thanked her for making those dishes. But then again, maybe they thank her when she cooks anything because she does it so rarely?

muchsmartermom said...

OK, don't watch the horrible Kate show but had to come on her and vent about the chickens. I have chickens, they were my idea (hubby reminds me of that). I'm a hard working mom, not afraid to get my hands dirty and do everything around the house when husband is out of town.
Chickens are funny, but extremly dirty!! They poop alot and everywhere! They require daily attention, and weather adds to the work. Heat in the
Summer, freezing water in Winter. If they free range, they destroy the landscaping and plants and you have chicken poop everywhere.
The eggs have to be washed. Yes, no matter how clean the coop, they can be covered in poop.
Now we know Kate is obsessed with poop, but now way will she be able to handle them.
Also, chicken feed is expensive!! We joke all the time that if I sold the eggs for what it costs to feed and maintain them, the eggs would be 35.00 a doz.
The woman couldn't take care of dogs, no way chickens.
Oh, and though we raised our chickens from chicks, they do peck, and will come after you.

K8STFU said...

custard, deviled eggs and deviled eggs re invented ala egg salad

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THIS is a meal prepared by a person who "wrote" a cookbook ?

Gawd What's That Smell? said...

jonandkatewho? said...
Kate is so into excess. What was up with the all-egg dinner? It sounded pretty frigging gross to me. I can tell you I don't know anybody who would thank their mom for making an all-egg meal such as that one.

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Can you just imagine the intestinal gas that was produced after that egg meal? I'll bet the mansion smelled like rotten eggs for days.

fidosmommy said...

K8STFU said...
custard, deviled eggs and deviled eggs re invented ala egg salad

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THIS is a meal prepared by a person who "wrote" a cookbook ?

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Well, on a hot day it might be nice to have a cold plate dinner.
I agree that's a whole lot of egg
to digest all at once, but I bet the kids "appreciated" these menu choices more than eggplant casserole or chicken cacciatore, ya think? :-) It's hard to ruin
cold egg dishes.

I see plenty of pancakes in their future.....BTW, who wants to guess whether they still have their "tradition" of pancakes every weekend morning? On the Pancakes and Potty episode, she said that.

NeverLikedKate said...

Was the rooster named Jon? Cause it sounds just like an old episode...oh never mind. I didn't watch but just had to comment after reading the rest.

An all-egg dinner sounds so very, very unhealthy. The amount of fat and cholesteral in that meal must have been astronomical.

ITA that the idea of a veggie fritata or a mostly egg white quiche with veggies would have been sooo much better.

Jeez said...

I couldn't stomach watching all of this bore, but forget the poor dying rooster and the chickens which may or not make it till the winter or the all egg meal-what I want to know is how in the world do you get 6 6year olds into those restaurant style high chairs? Do they even fit or do you have to bend their poor legs into odd shapes to get them in? How do they get out? Is that one of Steve's job duties? Don't recall the twins being in high chairs at this age?

Have to go put on my heels really supporty support bra, and mini to help husband weed! Bye.

Sobby McFibberpants said...

Gawd What's that smell? said...
Can you just imagine the intestinal gas that was produced after that egg meal? I'll bet the mansion smelled like rotten eggs for days.

-----------------------------------The rotten smell that you speak of in the mansion has nothing to do with the eggs. It's the smell of failure mixed with wasted opportunities, topped off with a dash of entitlement.

Amee said...

Hahaha Kate and her funky chickens didn't even make the top twenty-five shows in the Nielsons. Guess her show stinks as much as her hen house.

K8STFU said...

Well, on a hot day it might be nice to have a cold plate dinner.
I agree that's a whole lot of egg
to digest all at once, but I bet the kids "appreciated" these menu choices more than eggplant casserole or chicken cacciatore, ya think? :-) It's hard to ruin
cold egg dishes.

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Hi fidosmommy -

Nothing against custard, deviled eggs or egg salad, I love them all. I just think it's a gross combination for a "meal". And, were they sitting outside ? All that mayo also sounds gross.....
But you are right - from what I read, her chicken cacc looked like slop , she served eggplant parm for 8!count em 8! days and her grilled chicken was still raw inside. Blech.

Vanessa said...

I don't know who posted, but excellent point about her saying Colin is missing a "male" influence but is also missing a FEMALE influence. There is no affection, no kind words, no praise, just barking orders and making demands, making rules (that she makes up as she goes along).

Imagine if this woman were being taped, in let's say a show about a daycare. If she wasn't their mother, but their daycare provider? Would anyone willingly send their kids to her? THEN the calls to CPS would be taken seriously...allowing cameras to film children in various compromising positions, alone with camera men...potty training, diaper changing...you get what I'm trying to say.

Swissmiss said...

Kate complained she has no help to maintain her 20-acre 'spread.' When she did say that - was it before or after visits from the power washing guys, the water purification guys, the tree-planting crew, or the Amish trip installing a chicken coop?

And hiding in the background somewhere were the nannies and the 'bodyguard.'

I taped the shows and tried not to stay at any shots where Kate was solo in the picture or only with adults. I only care about the children.

She was so rude to the water purification guy, but hey, she was rude to Steve Thomas and his crew when they installed $10,000 worth of energy-saving devices. What should she be any different?

oilcojackie said...

She made it very clear that the coop clean-up would be used to punish any child who did not obey her commands. It's just a new way to torture these poor little kids who walk around on eggshells waiting for the next mommy meltdown. Isn't that just precious? NOT!

Becky-AL said...

laura linger said...

Quick question that I am sure has occurred to everyone else:

If they had an Amish farm nearby enough to have them come right over and build a coop, why don't they just buy their eggs from that farm?


I'm sure that (or the supermarket) is exactly where those eggs really came from that they fake-gathered from the coop (or Kyupe, as Kate mispronounces it).

And I had my heart in my mouth watching while Mady had her hands inside gathering eggs while Cara was still trying to fasten the heavy hatch up, with no supervising adult intervening, including the camera and sound guy. I guess they figured they could always edit it out if the thing came crashing down and broke Mady's arms.

Hambone said...

Vanessa said...


Imagine if this woman were being taped, in let's say a show about a daycare. If she wasn't their mother, but their daycare provider? Would anyone willingly send their kids to her?


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That would be a big fat NO !!!

I teach 4th grade at a public elementary school. We have two teachers who are just like Kate, one who teaches 5th grade. Every single year, I have parents BEGGING me to not put their child in this particular teacher's class for 5th grade. Every year at the beginning of the new school year, there are at least 10 parents in the front office demanding their kids be moved to another class because this particular teacher is too mean. Unfortunately, although all of this is documented, it's awfully hard to get rid of a tentured teacher.

If Kate were a teacher, she'd be the one parents beg to keep their kids out of her class. I had a
2nd grade teacher like her when I was 7 and that was the most miserable year of my life.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Enjoying everyone's posts.
I get the impression that Kate was belittling, mocking, talking down to and being sarcastic to/with her children to ham it up for the camera.
I didn't watch the show, but from what I've read here it seems like she doesn't speak to them in a respectful tone as a respectful tone isn't as entertaining as a shrieking banshee who is making fun of her children.
How much lower can TLC sink?
Producing a mockumentary at the expense of little children is abominable.
Lastly, regarding the hen-pecked rooster: it would be sad and ironic that the mistreatment of animals - and not children - is what finally get this show shut down or forced TLC to account for its unethical, exploitive programming.

Laurie said...

OK everyone, stop telling me that eggs come out covered in poop! I'd like to continue thinking that mine come out pristine white (or brown) with the little red Egglands Best stamp on them :0)

Alice Blue Gown said...

Isn't it amazing that the egg Mady and Cara took out of the coop was ultra clean, dry and warm?

Most likely someone in the shadows got an egg from the kitchen, warmed it up and put it there for the girls to "find."

Mady is old enough not to want to touch a poop-covered, nasty egg, let alone hold it to her cheek and love doing it.

Also, the hired help most likely prepared that egg dinner while the family was out watching the coop be built.

Those city folks might not have realized there wouldn't be a ton of eggs to collect from the coop on day one.

They thought that all-egg dinner would look like it was prepared from eggs collected from the coop that day.

Then, what are you going to do with those dozens of deviled eggs, egg custard and the other egg dishes except serve them for dinner.

Another plot that didn't work out.

Such stupidity.

Merrilee said...

How can those little boys keep that water jug filled all the time?

Surely there is a wagon somewhere in that sea of wheeled-toys that they could use to get that heavy jug back and forth.

But then again, the coop was probably gone immediately following the taping of that show.

We can only hope.

Carrin said...

Laurie said...
OK everyone, stop telling me that eggs come out covered in poop! I'd like to continue thinking that mine come out pristine white (or brown) with the little red Egglands Best stamp on them :0)

7/13/2010 9:36 AM

I'll bet Kate didn't know that either! LOL!

fidosmommy said...

Laurie said...
OK everyone, stop telling me that eggs come out covered in poop! I'd like to continue thinking that mine come out pristine white (or brown) with the little red Egglands Best stamp on them :0)


*****

Oh yeah, I can relate. When I was a little girl growing up in suburbia, I thought chickens naturally came wrapped in celophane from the supermarket. Never knew they had heads and feet at some point.

Jane in CA said...

Sorry if this is too much off topic - but eggs don't always come out covered in muck. Sometimes, they look pristine. We've had chickens since I was a kid, and we learned how to gently clean eggs. Eggshells are porous, so you don't want to take soap to them, or you'll get soapy eggs. A warm damp cloth usually is sufficient. Anyway - back on topic.

I am so saddened when I hear about little Collin being petrified of his mother. Not surprised at all, but it does break my heart. Of all the six younger children, Collin always seemed the one with the most tender heart, the most eager to please, always trying to win his mother's praise, and so very rarely getting anything besides mockery or downright hateful treatment from her.

Is it wrong that I wish so hard for karma to finally meet up with Kate? I have more respect for shoplifters, embezzlers, and other garden variety criminals than I do for this woman. She has absolutely zero natural human motherly instincts - zero!

Cry Me a River said...

Who is going to take care of the chickens when they go off on their next TLC exclusive - not - there is not much they haven't seen or when and/or if they start traveling for Twisted Kate. Their needs have to met daily, or they will die. The chickens were clearly for an episode and maybe because Kate is so stingy with her kids so she can be extravagant on herself, she is planning on feeding the kids eggs, eggs and more eggs. And let all that food locked up in the pantry that she got for free go to waste. Ugghh...she deserves all the hate she gets.

Snerk said...

Kate Plus 8 (9pm)
- 2.229 million viewers
- 1.5/3 HH
- 0.8/2 A18-49

Nice drop. :)

SafetyTrain said...

Hambone said...

If Kate were a teacher, she'd be the one parents beg to keep their kids out of her class. I had a 2nd grade teacher like her when I was 7 and that was the most miserable year of my life.

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There was a first grade teacher that I remember from grade school that had to have despised kids. She never had a kind word to say about anything. Everyone in the school, no matter what grade you were in, was afraid to cross paths with this woman. I didn't have her myself but I remember my class having to sit in her classroom one afternoon when our teacher was out for some reason. The boy next to me threw up on his desk after lunch and was petrified to tell her so he just sat there, in shock, motionless. It was the other students noticing it that got the teachers attention. I can't imagine being a child and thinking you're going to get yelled at by an adult for something like throwing up. Why do people like that become teachers? Why do people like Kate become parents? If you don't have a nurturing bone in your body, don't have or work with kids. You HAVE to be genuinely selfless - something that is sorely lacking in this society. The fact that there are people out there who think Kate is this wonderful mom just proves it. They probably parent the same way she does.

Betty Boop said...

A million drop between airings! That's great news. That's over 30% and I guess why we haven't seen any trumpeting about them from TLC this time. Do you think they will lose even more viewers next time since many who watched this time declared the episodes very dull? It would be good to see Kate drop below that other trainwreck show of Toddlers and Tiaras.

Lucy said...

2.229 million viewers ... and that's just the newly hired TLC interns!

WhipsnChainsK8 said...

"She made it very clear that the coop clean-up would be used to punish any child who did not obey her commands. It's just a new way to torture these poor little kids who walk around on eggshells waiting for the next mommy meltdown."

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So, sounds like Mommy Dearest has a new 'penalty of severeness' now with the chicken poop clean up duty.

K8G really missed her calling: Dominatrix. But, then again, with the FOOBS, tanned to an odd orange, and hooker attire lately, maybe that's her next career stop......

Ohio Buckeye said...

Re: K8G asking the Amish guy for her 'farmer's hat':

I guess we should be grateful she didn't autograph it and then ask him for a 'love offering' to get it back.

Isn't it amazing that it doesn't seem to even begin to dawn on K8G that someone else may not want HER stanky head in THEIR hat????

Mystical is Horrified said...

Notice how Hannah declared "Not Me!", when Kate announced who would be cleaning up the chicken coop. Then when the cringe-worthy Kate said it would be the child who disobeyed her that day, Hannah put her hand to her mouth and snickered under her breath. Wow, that kid knew she would never be cleaning the coop! Still the favorite.

And poor Joel. During the water carrying scene, Kate blathered on about Collin's greatness, as well as the amish farmer's good ideas, when it was really Joel who came up with a creative way to carry the water container. He was rolling it down the hill. I hurt for Joel, and imagined how he will feel mental anguish someday when he watches that scene. Sad.

did he survive? said...

So did the rooster live or not? How negligent.

Cry Me a River said...

What does HH mean?

Cry Me a River said...

I think this newly, technologically advanced and expensive chicken coop is designed to keep the poop out of the nests and therefore they would not be so dirty. Depends on how clean they keep it and I gotta feeling those poor little kids are going to be spending a lot of time cleaning the poop. How are they going to do that without running water on site. Think MD would bother to get them a longer hose and make them carry the water. Water is extremely heavy.

fidosmommy said...

Cry Me a River said...
What does HH mean?


*****

Households.

Tizzie said...

An all-egg dinner. How creative... NOT. With the kids on summer vacation, it would have been a better idea to use the eggs for home-baked cookies / scones / muffins etc, to give them something fun to do (with the nanny of course, since Kate doesn't cook).

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I feel sorry for the 8 and the way Kate treats them. All of HER embarrassing moments are edited from the show, but it's A-OK for the world to see / hear her shouting at the kids. Even the kids' teachers would not talk to them like that, and they have almost twice as many kids.

jasmine said...

Didn't watch the show, but Kate's horseless barn has electricity and water. Why would she even need a chicken coop, when there is an empty barn on the property? She should have converted the barn into a huge house for her hens with a separate condo for the bloodied hen pecked rooster.

Tami said...

-----------------------------------The rotten smell that you speak of in the mansion has nothing to do with the eggs. It's the smell of failure mixed with wasted opportunities, topped off with a dash of entitlement.
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Ha! I wonder if she put that one in her failed cook book.

Tami said...

Khate as a teacher would be as bad as Kate as nurse. It didn't take her long to figure out she didn't want to have to be in a service profession and to find a way to scheme her way out of it.

Do not pass go.. said...

Did anyone else notice that when the kids were getting the eggs they ( the eggs) were all clean?

Sigh

bonehead said...

Been reading the boards, a lot of the Sheeples are defecting. Guess they finally have woken up and see Kate for who she really is. These are fans who were worshiping the ground Kate walks on. They are discussed with her now. GREAT NEWS. Glad the rating are falling. And besides who would buy a book from Kate on home maintenance, when she knows squat about anything. If the guys from This Old house, Yard crashes, Home crashers and even Martha Stewart etc, put one out I would buy it from them, cause they know their stuff and know what they are talking about. Kate knows crap. She thinks she a know it all and a model single mother who, all single moms should look up to as their leader. NOT! JMO

K8STFU said...

bonehead,

I do not visit the sheeple sites but I would be curious to hear about what types of comments they are now posting that are not so "pro- K8".

Tami said...

Dumb question, but wouldn't putting a male in the chicken house cause them to breed and cause the eggs to become fertilized with chicks? What a dumb idea she had. But I would not be surprised if it was totally fake, there was no rooster in there and she just thought she was being hilarious getting in more and more digs at Jon. They are insane for enabling her and allowing her crap.

Tami said...

If the guys from This Old house, Yard crashes, Home crashers and even Martha Stewart etc, put one out I would buy it from them, cause they know their stuff and know what they are talking about. Kate knows crap. She thinks she a know it all and a model single mother who, all single moms should look up to as their leader. NOT! JMO
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Unfortunately, stupid sheeple will look up to her and may but it. They saw her telling them how hard it is to 'run 26 acres on her own' and believe it. She does nothing alone. We know that. She will steal the info from others and claim it as her own. Did that water treatment man seem enthused to help her write her manual and waste his time writing down stuff for her? No. He seemed like he thought she was stupid and told her she could figure out how to add the salt to the thing by herself.

Cluck cluck said...

A freshly laid egg "is" warm and they "are" clean. We have had chickens for over 30 years. Usually after the chicken lays her egg she hops out of the box and free ranges. Pooping other than in her nesting box. Now, if they are closed in, unable to get out of their boxes, they will poop. And they don't move the egg first.

With all the property available for free ranging, the chicken area seemd way too small, for that many adult chickens. Hopefully the chicken will be moved to a real "home" soon. Maybe somwhere where shade is an option.

Cry Me a River said...

Does anyone really think Khate put that manual together. She was looking at it like she had just seen it for the first time. She is incapble of taking care of her kids and her home on her own and has tons of help. Nice try, but it won't fly, just like the love letters to the kids that turned out to be nothing but criticism.

Cry Me a River said...

Probably the damage to the rooster came from when they were all packed into a box and brought over from the farm. That was dumb. They should have known to keep the rooster separate.

too bad,so sad said...

K8STFU-I always read another site, one that has nothing to do with K8. On a forum someone asked if pp. watched K8. Every one of the comments said-I was a fan or I liked her and then went on to say they can't stand her attitude and/or her cackle. Things are changing.
I know that most of pp here want the kids off the air. I used to but now I think the damage is done and they might be better off with cameras around and not alone with K8 if her fame is gone.
So, I think she should write the book. We made one for a friend. The title was Cooking. Inside were menus to ever take out place in the area. Kate could just publish the business cards for everyone who is in the trades.
Next, this show is going down like the titanic. TLC loves to do cross over shows. So Kate's 8 could join the Duggars.
*the 8 could have kids to play with who are not their brothers and sisters.
*Michelle & the older girls could give the warm & fuzzy stuff the 8 miss.
*JB and the older D boys could be the male influence for the K8
*The 8 could keep going to expensive private school and come back and teach the D kids what they learned in school.
*The Duggar kids could shout out NIKE every time they saw Kate.
I have not watched any show with multiple kids in a long time, but I would watch that. LOL

wildflowers said...

Just read on Perez that a rep for Kate's state is checking into the legality of the work permits for the kids. It says 7 and up.

SafetyTrain said...

too bad,so sad said...

TLC loves to do cross over shows. So Kate's 8 could join the Duggars.
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I fear the title of that show would have to be "Whose kids will end up screwed up the most?".

Jane in CA said...

Another reason why we've avoided having a rooster in all the years we've had chickens, is that they can be quite mean. We got one by mistake in a batch once and being ignorant of their true nature, kept him. My sister still has scars on her leg from where he would fly at her and attack her when she went to feed the chickens! Handled a lawsuit once where a man sued a country inn because one of their roosters "attacked" him.

Anyway, roosters can be quite mean and territorial and not a good idea to have around little kids.

Tucker's Mom said...

A freshly laid egg "is" warm and they "are" clean. We have had chickens for over 30 years. Usually after the chicken lays her egg she hops out of the box and free ranges. Pooping other than in her nesting box. Now, if they are closed in, unable to get out of their boxes, they will poop. And they don't move the egg first.

With all the property available for free ranging, the chicken area seemd way too small, for that many adult chickens. Hopefully the chicken will be moved to a real "home" soon. Maybe somwhere where shade is an option.
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Thanks for addressing the size of the chicken coop. I don't know anything about having chickens, but I thought that the coop was very small. I mean, they have to live their lives out in that small space?
Another ignorant question here, but if the rooster is with the hens, will he fertilize the eggs?

questions said...

Can someone with experience explain this?
If you just want eggs, is a rooster needed at all?

oh my said...

I just saw a dr. phil show about people who want to be in the spot light. A family where the the parents are stunt men with kids trained in stunts and martial arts are in the process of developing a reality show about their life.

A guest professional (??didn't catch what she was) was saying the kids are not old enough to make consent decisions.

And despite the fact that the dad/parents were going to be producer/writer etc the professional stated that unless you OWN and PAY for the show, you have no real say on what is actually shown and how the story is edited.

I would like to point out the stunt -kids are all teenagers.

So i wonder how on earth the filming of the gosselin children has continued for this long. Considering the content involved potty issues, nudity, extreme tension,, divorce and fights between parents, I cant believe no outside party was sent in to protect the kids rights.

I don't care how the parents sugar coat or justify it, those kids lives, childhood and privacy were sold as products.

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Safety Train: "TLC loves to do cross over shows. So Kate's 8 could join the Duggars.
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I fear the title of that show would have to be "Whose kids will end up screwed up the most?"."

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And you know how the TV geniuses seem to think we LOVE 'participate' by VOTING FROM HOME on the winners and the losers, so why not have the viewers VOTE on which set of kids will grow up more emotionally and mentally crippled?

(It's pretty much of a toss up for me.)

The whole 'reality' genre is just so boring. I'm just waiting for the pendulum to swing away from this fad and get to doing some actual creative programming.

muchsmartermom said...

OK, about the chickens--I keep a VERY clean coop--no, I don't have OCD. They have a large coop, a penned in area and they free range.
Chickens are not the smartest of animals. Some do exactly as they are suppose to. Roost on the roosting pole, hop in a nester to lay an egg, leave the coop to eat and poop. Many of my 20 chickens do not do as they should! They lay eggs on the floor, poop in the nesters, peck their friends and me. So yes, I am able to gather some clean eggs, and some dirty eggs.
Today we have a heat index of 100 degrees and I have refilled water and checked on my chickens numerous times. My coop is shaded by a large tree.
It appeared Kate's Coop was in the open sun. It must be very hot. I also have a screen door and windows that open for ventilation.
Congratulations to the person with clean eggs everytime! Did you get smarter chickens then me?

JB Iowa said...

Right, you do not need a rooster if you just want eggs. Having a rooster will mean fertilized eggs.

And eggs don't always have poop on them. When we had chickens, we very often would get a perfect, clean, warm egg when collecting eggs. It just depends on the hen, how long she sits, where she is, etc.

couch potato said...

Kate's just a dumb cluck looking for her next cock a doodle doo!

I watched it on You Tube. How many times did she sound like a chicken? I can't believe she actually said while she was making lunch, the men built the chicken thing. How come the rooster was okay when it was at the neighbor's home, and not safe at Kate's?

Gosh how the kids have grown. I think they may be old enough to finish raising their mother, now.

I understand why the chicken crossed the road. To get the Heck away from the McMansion!!

JJ in WA said...

I thought that area was way too small also for 16 hens! She listed in her manual that 16 hens were delivered and that there were two for each of the kids. That coop looked like it was made for about 4-6 chickens. I predict that will be her excuse for getting rid of them-we just didn't have enough space.

bonehead said...

To answer, what the other boards are saying. Basicly they are saying she has not changed, gotten meaner, rude to service people and the biggie, meaner to her children. And the 2 oldest are acting more like spoiled children or her. The theme of the shows are stupid and dull. The swipes at Jon are discussing and old, and should not be done in front of the children. They also said they wanted to see more of the kids and less of her, and tired of her whining and acting like a-hole. That is some serious stuff for her fans or should I say ex-fans. lolololol

Ohio Buckeye said...

@Couch Potato: Love your evaluation of K8G: "dumb cluck just looking for her next cockadoodledo."

Good one!

80s said...

The whole 'reality' genre is just so boring. I'm just waiting for the pendulum to swing away from this fad and get to doing some actual creative programming.



well said.this show is about a lady who has a show. for quality family programs look at sitcoms from the 80's.
I dont see how this show would be for families, jon and kate were awful when together-love taps, cutting off, snide remarks. As a kid, the threat of my bear being thrown out would kill me and how collin was brushed aside would upset me

Anonymous said...

Whoever is bad has to scoop the chicken poop??

What, Kate?? What??

Ugh....

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Aaarg! Those kids are still in high chairs and eating on prison plates.

Can't See Sheep said...

WhipsnChainsK8 said...

"She made it very clear that the coop clean-up would be used to punish any child who did not obey her commands. It's just a new way to torture these poor little kids who walk around on eggshells waiting for the next mommy meltdown."

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So, sounds like Mommy Dearest has a new 'penalty of severeness' now with the chicken poop clean up duty.
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Oh come on, this has got to be one of the worst possible ways to introduce & teach children about animals. Let's find a way of making something unpleasant even more unpleasant. Yes kate, let's equate cleaning up after the chickens with punishment, just because she sees looking after her own children as punishment. Nutjob!

Vanessa said...

Maybe the reason for the rooster was to wake up Clean Slate kate/Single mom Kate/doing it all on my own Kate, even EARLIER than she already does? Wouldn't that just make her mornings even MORE glorious? Having it cockadoodledoo just as the sun is coming up? Oh, she's going to LOVE that!

pooh bear said...

Great parenting tip- making a chore a punishment. You are supposed to make the chores fun and appealing so the kids will do them willingly.

So the week everyone behaves the chickens would not get cleaned?

But i suspect this was all for the cameras- get all the free gear, take some pictures and then abandon it all when its no longer shiny and the cameras have left.

Tucker's Mom said...

Oh come on, this has got to be one of the worst possible ways to introduce & teach children about animals. Let's find a way of making something unpleasant even more unpleasant. Yes kate, let's equate cleaning up after the chickens with punishment, just because she sees looking after her own children as punishment. Nutjob!
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Well stated! I thought the same thing. Look, animals are work, and if you've got chickens (or any pet/farm animal for that matter) you are going to have to implement a schedule that gets followed regardless of good or bad behavior.
Feeding a pet has NOTHING to do with Kate or the kids. It has to do the the pet. Period.
And, btw, to say that the chickens are the 6-year old's chickens is a crock. They belong to the adult who will/must oversee the care of the animal. Ultimately, that's who is responsible.
I really, truly do not believe Kate gets that and here's why. She has ascribed qualities to her children that they can not possibly have at such a young age. To wit; deciding whether or not they should be on a reality tv show, owning a home (it is the kids, right?), caring for 2 German Shepard dogs.
Parents own the home, the dogs, the chickens and they are ultimately the one who should be deciding other major life decisions, such as being exposed on tv with total loss of privacy included.

Kathleen said...

ToTheMoonAlice said...
That coop and those chickens were props...They were gone as soon as TLC stopped filming. It's all scripted, we KNOW that, so why on earth would we believe anything out of Frankenkreider's mouth or the TLC publicity machine?
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My sentiments exactly! The entire show is planned, scripted, directed, and ACTED from start to finish. I do not watch and will not, but I too believe that those chickens and chicken coops were brought in and set up by the production assistants and as soon as they had all their footage, the production assistants took everything apart and took the coops and chickens back to some farmer in the area whom they paid to borrow them for the shoot. Then, I bet Khate screamed at the kids and stalked off to take a shower and primp. I hate her, I really do.

Tizzie said...

Kathleen said...
The entire show is planned, scripted, directed, and ACTED from start to finish.
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Exactly.

When the show stared, Kate gave TLC a wish list, and the episodes were themed around what was on the list.

And TLC calls this the "realest reality show on TV".

FAKEST show on TV is more like it!

Vanessa said...

@ Tucker's Mom,
Excellent point! Those kids have the "choice" to film or not, but cannot choose to sit in a "big person's chair", choose their own meal at a restaurant, help themselves to food at their home (put food on the table and let THEM put in on their plates instead of having Mommie Dearest dole it out for them on institutional plates) use markers, eat cupcakes, the list goes on...

jojow said...

I find this impossible to believe. Kate. and CHICKENS. Seriously? I wonder how much extra they had to pay her to make her do this.

Those chicken were gone before they laid their first eggs.

ATL Housewife said...

I agree with Katedon'trate and Grapes of Wrath. This reminded me of the episode when Lucy and Ethel moved to the country and raised chickens. That plot is so worn out it has whiskers on it. I was thinking that they might put Kate in a chocolate factory next.

Mary said...

why are these kids still getting 1/2 of sandwich. these poor kids must be starving. no way she made that lunch, just look at the way she slopped the eggs salad on the bread. from that container it looks like another few meals will be served.

Ok one moment katie says there was not enough eggs for lunch and she was glad she had some store bought eggs. Then at lunch she all over how you can taste the difference. Gosslins eggs tasted much better. Katie we have eyes all you at was a spoon of the custard.
those kids are so hungry they will eat anything

Mary

Sidney said...

Wouldn't it have been "riveting" television if Kate had to remove that pecked-on rooster by herself.

She was absolutely uncontrolled when she was trying to figure out what was going on in the chicken coop.

She pulled at her hair, flapped her hands around, repated "Oh dear, oh dear."

That would have been reality.

JennN said...

Kate really did sound like a chicken so I have an idea for a job she could do: she could do voices and animal sounds on cartoons/in movies. I feel she could do good at that kind of work.

Tizzie said...

Vanessa said...

Those kids have the "choice" to film or not, but cannot choose to sit in a "big person's chair"

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When eating in public and on vacation the kids sit in regular chairs, so why not at home? There is no reason why they should still be in highchairs at their age.

CarolS461 said...

Kate Don't Rate said...
This sounds like an episode of "I Love Lucy."
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Check this link out. Fast forward it to about the 3:30 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o4w4NY3z7k&feature=related

couch potato said...

Ha, ha, Ha,

Lucy does a better chicken impression than Kate does.

Thanks, CarolS461