‘Chicken Thoughts’: Owner Creates Funny Comics About Her Feathered Family Members And Here’s 84 Of The Best Ones

Do you know your pets so well you could create a comic from their point of view? Sarah does. The 25-year-old from Texas has two birds: a sweet but birdbrained cockatiel, Chicken, and a tiny but bossy parrotlet, Blue Boy, and she dedicated an entire comic series to them.

“[The stories are generally told] from Chicken’s perspective with humans mostly off-screen, hence ‘Chicken Thoughts,'” Sarah told Bored Panda. “I love how intelligent birds are but also how illogical they can be — I’m sure we’re the same way!”

Most of the strips were inspired by real-life pet behaviors, and are often thought up when Sarah’s birds do something funny. “One thing that makes the series special is I draw comics about some of my readers’ birds too, and have them on as guest stars! People will tell me a little bit about their birds and I come up with comics about them, drawn in my googly-eye style.”

Sarah makes comics because she is a big fan of comedy and memes, and you can certainly get that from her works. They’re lighthearted and self-aware. However, the comics aren’t shallow at all. On the contrary; they perfectly capture all the nuances of living with companion parrots and their behavior. Continue scrolling and check them out.

Image credits: chickynugs

Image credits: chickynugs

Image credits: chickynugs

Image credits: chickynugs

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Kimora Cameron8 hours ago

LMAO this one should be higher tbh6ReplyView more comments

There’s even a book! Chicken Thoughts: Comics About Birds will come out on the 1st of November, 2020 but is already available to pre-order. And Sarah has definitely worked long and hard to get to this point. “I’ve drawn comics for my friends at least since I was 11 years old,” the self-taught artist said. “My best friend Jacky and I were in a lot of the same grade school classes, and we would draw cartoons about ourselves and our classmates and show each other. My earliest influence was Calvin and Hobbes, I would read my mom’s collections as a child.” Now, Sarah is also a fan of other bird cartoonists like PotatopatoA Budgie’s Life, and It’s A Birb Thing. She also loves animals and thinks they are much more like us than we realize.#2 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

“Nah, I rather not.” 3ReplyView more comments

Sarah hopes that people who don’t have birds can still enjoy her comics, and maybe learn to appreciate birds, too. She definitely does. Besides Chicken and Blue Boy, she has also had another parrotlet, White Boy, who makes rare appearances in the series.

“A lot of people wonder why the cartoon Chicken is a lutino male while the real-life Chicken is a grey female. That’s because I just drew the first comic as a one-off about cockatiels in general and posted it in a Facebook bird group. It was such a hit that people asked me to make a page and post more! So the comic Chicken became based on my real-life bird, Chicken.”#3 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Very true. Birds are messy, but adorable. 12Reply

She said her real birds act much like their comic personas. “They are allowed to roam around the apartment every day, and they mostly like to hang around me and my boyfriend preening, asking for food, and receiving head scritches.”

Another thing that’s really cool about Chicken Thoughts is how tight-knit the fans of the series are. They’re a true community. Last year, for example, the readers of the comic raised $2,500 to help care for a disabled rescue cockatiel. And the critter is simply thriving today! They also raised an additional $1,000 for My Best Friends Animal Society.#4 

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Kimora Cameron8 hours ago

my carpet’s magical in that you dont know WHAT KIND of life it sustains…10ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

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Kimora Cameron8 hours ago

whoa sick place you got there8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#10 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

I don’t normally have favorites, but I highly recommend the birb shredder! 📃🕊6ReplyView more comments#11 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Birds are always hungry and cute! 🐦 🍽5ReplyView more comments#12 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Uh oh. 3ReplyView more comments#13 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

I remember a macaw who knew only one word, “hat”. 🎩 🧢7ReplyView more comments#14 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

I actually wish my birds were like this.  They hate it, which is depressing because I wanna pet them. 6ReplyView more comments#15 

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Janine B.7 hours ago

Well, at least it’s not a Zoom meeting. 😂7ReplyView more comments#16 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

“FREE ME!!”6ReplyView more comments#17 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Smart bird. 👏 🎁4ReplyView more comments#18 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

true.2ReplyView more comments#19 

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Kimora Cameron8 hours ago

big brain9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Big fan of the Potato Cheeps. 🥔5ReplyView more comments#21 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Aww! 🥰7ReplyView more comments#22 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

The shock. 😱4ReplyView more comments#23 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

#relatable 3Reply#24 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

I mean, it’s a pretty stone. 🤩6ReplyView more comments#25 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

i want those too2ReplyView more comments#26 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

I thought it was a vulture. 😅😅😅😅6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Poor birdy. 🦅5ReplyView more comments#28 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

This is sad. 🦢3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

*aaaahhh*1ReplyView more comments#30 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Who’s the winner? 😁 🏆3ReplyView more comments#31 

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xD1ReplyView more comments#32 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

“Washing my feet.” 🙃5Reply#33 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Cool fishing rod! 🎣 🐦6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#34 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

My bathtub can fit two, so lol. 😏2ReplyView more comments#35 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Such a positive thing bird. 👍3ReplyView more comments#38 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Yes, bird feet is adorable. If you haven’t seen one, you’re missing out on life. 🐦 🦶7ReplyView more comments#39 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Ouch. 😟6ReplyView more comments#40 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

I think I relate to this one the most! 🤣2ReplyView more comments#41 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

So cuuuuute. 🥺4ReplyView more comments#42 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA2Reply#43 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

That scares me as well. 😄4Reply#45 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

That’s actually really true, but our pets are just domesticated. 😉2ReplyView more comments#46 

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Felipe StillChill3 hours ago

Tiny hand3ReplyView more comments#47 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

cardboard!2Reply#48 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

I have to pick it up so many times. 😉😉😉3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#49 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

You should’ve seen mine. They bit it (I think it was sour) and flew away in absolute fright. 😅4ReplyView more comments#50 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

hen-lo3Reply#51 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

PRAISE THE HANDS!1Reply#52 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

😁

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

Ok, this is so me. 😅3ReplyView more comments#54 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

macaroni solves everything5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#55 

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JK Rowling7 hours ago

“Honestly, I wish I could”4ReplyView more comments#57 

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Kimora Cameron8 hours ago

yes michael how dare you do that to stacey and the kids6ReplyView more comments#58 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

I think the artist stalked me at this point. 😳5ReplyView more comments#59 

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Rainbow Panda7 hours ago

The foot!! 🦢3Reply#60 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

professor birb4ReplyView more comments#61 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

gib3ReplyView more comments#62 

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Janine B.7 hours ago

Teamwork.2ReplyView more comments#63 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

obviously innocent.3Reply#64 

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Astrid Nineor7 hours ago

“Themslves” 😀 my spirit animal But, is the onion part of the joke, or is it dangerous?4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#65 

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Grayshine38 minutes ago

Da wittle baby1ReplyView more comments#66 

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Bird Mom2 hours ago

My budgie be like…0ReplyView more comments#67 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

“my favorite hooman is no one.”2Reply#68 

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Bird Mom2 hours ago

Extra lorge means good crest genes1ReplyView more comments#69 

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R L6 hours ago

So familiar0ReplyView more comments#70 

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Bird Mom2 hours ago

I get barked at- by a cockatiel0Reply#71 

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Arctic Fox Lover1 hour ago

Seed brand laptop1ReplyView more comments#73 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

hiss0Reply#74 

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Wolfblood Fanatic6 hours ago

Hah0Reply#76 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

sparkly 😀2Reply#78 

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togcrewsc2 hours ago

lmao my doggo0Reply#79 

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Kimora Cameron8 hours ago

dont try eat him wing or he attacc3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#80 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

because me hungry.1ReplyView more comments#81 

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Fernleaf65057 hours ago

oh no he didn’t–0Reply#82 

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Anxious Pansexual Nightmare4 hours ago

What did he break?0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#84 

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Kate Yeti2 hours ago

I had a white cat who constantly tried to lick the tabby patch off of the white and tabby kitten. ❤2ReplyView more comments

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Rokas is a writer at Bored Panda with a BA in Communication. After working for a sculptor, he fell in love with visual storytelling and enjoys covering everything from TV shows (any Sopranos fans out there?) to photography. Throughout his years in Bored Panda, over 235 million people have read the posts he’s written, which is probably more than he could count to. Read more »

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