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** In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene in the beginning, we see Mrs. Tweedy looking at a profits chart, which started high but has since gone down drastically. Maybe her husband's family was rich once and she married him for his money.

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** In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene in the beginning, we see Mrs. Tweedy looking at a profits chart, which started high but has since gone down drastically. Maybe her husband's family was rich once and she married him for his money.money.
* In the scene with the pie machine, we're shown how Rocky escapes the shredder; by grabbing a bar. We are not shown how Ginger did. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUdew5gMbTg It's around 1:10]]


** Not ''entirely'' true; two or even three roosters ''can'' coexist if they have a lot of space and many enough hens to "share" between them. If forced to live in too close of a proximity to each other, however, then yes, chances are it won't end well.

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** Not ''entirely'' entirely true; two or even three roosters ''can'' coexist if they have a lot of space and many enough hens to "share" between them. If forced to live in too close of a proximity to each other, however, then yes, chances are it won't end well.


* What might have happened if the plane never got the Christmas lights hooked on, and Rocky and Ginger had nothing to pull themselves back onto the plane?
** [[spoiler: Wait a sec, wouldn't that door ''kill'' Mrs. Tweedy?!]]
*** [[spoiler: Probably not, since she managed to survive the machine explosion.]]
** What would have happened to Babs if the Tweedys hadn't [[spoiler: switched to pie production over egg farming?]]
*** She probably would have become the Tweedys' dinner that night just like Edwina.
* It's a very good reason why the chickens are shown [[spoiler:living on a small island at the end. Had they settled down in a field or in the woods, they would be living under the constant threat of predators instead]].

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* What might have happened if the plane never got the Christmas lights hooked on, and Rocky and Ginger had nothing to pull themselves back onto the plane?
** [[spoiler: Wait a sec, wouldn't that door ''kill'' Mrs. Tweedy?!]]
*** [[spoiler: Probably not, since she managed to survive the machine explosion.]]
** What would have happened to Babs if the Tweedys hadn't [[spoiler: switched to pie production over egg farming?]]
*** She probably would have become the Tweedys' dinner that night just like Edwina.
* It's a very good reason why the chickens are shown [[spoiler:living living on a small island at the end. Had they settled down in a field or in the woods, they would be living under the constant threat of predators instead]].instead.



* Let's talk directionality here. In the movie's climax, [[spoiler:Mrs. Tweedy falls through the hole in the shed's front, landing in her own pie machine.]] However, the plane took off in the ''opposite direction'' of the house and shed, and there was no indication that Fowler turned around while in the air. RuleOfCool is likely in effect here, but still, kinda weird how [[spoiler:Mrs. Tweedy fell into a house]] that was in the complete opposite direction of their flight path.

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* Let's talk directionality here. In the movie's climax, [[spoiler:Mrs.Mrs. Tweedy falls through the hole in the shed's front, landing in her own pie machine.]] However, the plane took off in the ''opposite direction'' of the house and shed, and there was no indication that Fowler turned around while in the air. RuleOfCool is likely in effect here, but still, kinda weird how [[spoiler:Mrs. Mrs. Tweedy fell into a house]] house that was in the complete opposite direction of their flight path.


* It's a very good reason why the chickens are shown living on a small island at the end. Had they settled down in a field or in the woods, they would be living under the constant threat of predators instead.

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* It's a very good reason why the chickens are shown living [[spoiler:living on a small island at the end. Had they settled down in a field or in the woods, they would be living under the constant threat of predators instead.instead]].



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* It's a very good reason why the chickens are shown living on a small island at the end. Had they settled down in a field or in the woods, they would be living under the constant threat of predators instead.

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*** Well, that would work partly. Considering that chickens may lay multiple fertilized eggs at once, all the chicks seen could be Ginger and Rocky's even if they just bred once. In fact, a quick google search explains that a chicken may lay up to ''14 fertilized eggs'' from one single copulation. So yes, it's ''entirely'' possible that all those chicks we see ''are'' Ginger and Rocky's. Hey, perhaps the sequel will let us in on the answer.


** It probably plays by that other fictional rule of ChildrenEverAfter, implying that they are Ginger's and Rocky's. We are supposed to treat their procreation as the human variety, not the chicken one.

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** It probably plays by that other fictional rule of ChildrenEverAfter, BabiesEverAfter, implying that they are Ginger's and Rocky's. We are supposed to treat their procreation as the human variety, not the chicken one.



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** Not ''entirely'' true; two or even three roosters ''can'' coexist if they have a lot of space and many enough hens to "share" between them. If forced to live in too close of a proximity to each other, however, then yes, chances are it won't end well.


** Or, as is my guess, Edwina was [[NightmareRetardant really stupid]]. Lets face it, most of these Chickens aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in a pack of light bulbs. These Chickens spend all of their time thinking of escaping, and Egg laying seems to be a secondary thing to them, especially Ginger. Many of them, even the smarter ones, also seem to lack common sense. Edwina could have easily forgotten to ask out of her devotion to the escape, not because she was suicidal or trying to be inspirational...

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** Or, as is my guess, Edwina was [[NightmareRetardant really stupid]]. Lets Let's face it, most of these Chickens aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in a pack of light bulbs. These Chickens spend all of their time thinking of escaping, and Egg laying seems to be a secondary thing to them, especially Ginger. Many of them, even the smarter ones, also seem to lack common sense. Edwina could have easily forgotten to ask out of her devotion to the escape, not because she was suicidal or trying to be inspirational...



*** She probably would have become the Tweedy's dinner that night just like Edwina.

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*** She probably would have become the Tweedy's Tweedys' dinner that night just like Edwina.


* Mrs. Tweedy's skepticism about the chickens being organized is further compounded by the fact that she almost never personally works with the chickens herself. Mr. Tweedy is the one who runs all the guard-patrols, while she handles the farm's finances. She's never seen any of their escape attempts, so she isn't aware of them using any complex tricks or plans. Mr. Tweedy meanwhile has seen all these hi-jinx himself so he's only too aware of it.
** It may even be ''why'' she doesn't believe him: she just thinks he's losing his mind from hanging around chickens all day and night for too long. She doesn't think too highly of his intelligence to begin with, and his inability to keep (supposedly) dumb flightless birds from escaping doesn't help his credibility at all.

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* Mrs. Tweedy's skepticism about the chickens being organized is further compounded by the fact that she almost never personally works with the chickens herself. Mr. Tweedy is the one who runs all the guard-patrols, while she handles the farm's finances. She's never seen any of their escape attempts, so she isn't aware of them using any complex tricks or plans. Mr. Tweedy meanwhile has seen all these hi-jinx himself so he's only all too aware of it.
** It may even be ''why'' she doesn't believe him: she just thinks he's losing his mind from hanging around chickens all day and night for too long. She doesn't think too highly of his intelligence to begin with, and his inability to keep (supposedly) dumb flightless birds from escaping their secure pen doesn't help his credibility at all.



* Rocky and Fowler take an immediate dislike to each other, and spend most of the movie with an antagonistic relationship. This makes a lot of sense because they're both roosters, and roosters are known to fight like crazy with each other if forced to coexist (usually to the death IRL).

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* Rocky and Fowler take an immediate dislike to each other, and spend most of the movie with an antagonistic relationship. This makes a lot of sense because they're both roosters, and roosters are known to fight like crazy with each other if forced to coexist (usually to the death IRL).
in real life).


* Mrs. Tweedy's skepticism about the chickens being organized is further compounded by the fact that she almost never personally works with the chickens herself. Mr. Tweedy is the one who runs all the guard-patrols. She's never seen any of their escape attempts, so she isn't aware of them using any complex tricks or plans. Mr. Tweedy meanwhile has seen all these hi-jinx himself so he's only too aware of it.
** It may even be ''why'' she doesn't believe him: she just thinks he's losing his mind from hanging around chickens all day and night for too long.

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* Mrs. Tweedy's skepticism about the chickens being organized is further compounded by the fact that she almost never personally works with the chickens herself. Mr. Tweedy is the one who runs all the guard-patrols.guard-patrols, while she handles the farm's finances. She's never seen any of their escape attempts, so she isn't aware of them using any complex tricks or plans. Mr. Tweedy meanwhile has seen all these hi-jinx himself so he's only too aware of it.
** It may even be ''why'' she doesn't believe him: she just thinks he's losing his mind from hanging around chickens all day and night for too long. She doesn't think too highly of his intelligence to begin with, and his inability to keep (supposedly) dumb flightless birds from escaping doesn't help his credibility at all.


* Rocky and Fowler take an immediate dislike to each other, and spend most of the movie with an antagonistic relationship. This makes a lot of sense because they're both roosters, and roosters are known to fight like crazy with each other if forced to coexist (often to the death).

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* Rocky and Fowler take an immediate dislike to each other, and spend most of the movie with an antagonistic relationship. This makes a lot of sense because they're both roosters, and roosters are known to fight like crazy with each other if forced to coexist (often (usually to the death).
death IRL).

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*** If we assume that eye color genetics work the same here as they do in real humans, keep in mind that blue eyes are recessive when faced with anything else. Ginger and Rocky(and Fowler and/or any of the other hens, for that matter--no-one said all of those chicks were Ginger and Rocky's) could very well be carriers for that trait, making blue-eyed chicks plausible.


* Something that always bugged This Troper: Why did Mrs Tweedy marry Mr Tweedy in the first place? If they actually dated and got to know each other, she must have known he was just a small-time chicken farmer. Unless she charged head on into the relationship without learning anything about him first.

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** Given her belief that going into the pie-making business would make her rich, she probably figured the pies would be so profitable she'd have money left over to buy more chickens, fatten them up, and toss them into the machine. Lather, rinse repeat. Kind of like how logging companies plant new trees after chopping down old ones.
* Something that always bugged This Troper: Why did Mrs Tweedy marry Mr Tweedy in the first place? If they actually dated and got to know each other, she must have known he was just a small-time chicken farmer. Unless she charged head on into the relationship without learning anything about him first.first.
** In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene in the beginning, we see Mrs. Tweedy looking at a profits chart, which started high but has since gone down drastically. Maybe her husband's family was rich once and she married him for his money.



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*** She probably would have become the Tweedy's dinner that night just like Edwina.

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