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1001 Stories Collection

The Eagle who Thought he was a Chicken

Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition

An oral story of a bird who discovers he's much more than a chicken.


An eagle’s egg is placed in a chicken’s nest. When it hatches the hen treats the eagle as a chicken and the eagle behaves as a chicken. Other birds tell him he is an eagle but he insists he is a chicken until one day he opens his wings.

Why we chose it

This was one of the stories in The Story Museum original audio stories collection.

Listen to the story on our website told by storyteller Chris Smith.

Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition