Savage Chickens - Sixth Anniversary!

This Sunday, I’m celebrating six years of Savage Chickens! Here’s my annual cartoon showing all of the characters who appeared in more than one cartoon in the past year. See how many you can identify!

This has been a really fun year for me. I’ve spent a lot of time behind the scenes working on Savage Chickens: A Survival Kit for Life in the Coop, which is coming out in a month and features mostly all-new cartoons created especially for the book! Working on the book got me experimenting with new ideas, and I started drawing larger cartoons this year, such as 3″ x 5″, 3″ x 10″, 3″ x 20″, 3″ x 25″, and even 12″ x 12″. I hope you’ve enjoyed the longer cartoons – I’m having a lot of fun trying new things.

Your Top Ten
These were the most-visited cartoons during the past year:

  1. Chewbacca
  2. Hallucinations
  3. Curling Revisited
  4. Making a List
  5. Brick House
  6. NSFW (on my Top 10 last year; this year, it’s on your Top 10!)
  7. Abacus
  8. Tigger (its third year on the Most-Visited list!)
  9. Totally
  10. Time Travel

Doug’s Top Ten
Here are my top picks (alphabetically) from the rest of the past year’s cartoons:

Anyway thanks for your continued support and for making this past year so much fun. I couldn’t do this without you!

Did your favorite make this year’s top ten lists? Post your favourite cartoon(s) in the comments and you could win Doug’s new book and Savage Chickens artwork! Update: Winners announced!

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378 Responses to Sixth Anniversary!

  1. steve says:

    YAY! Go Doug, Go Doug!

    I’d like to say thank you Doug, you have had a great impact on my day to day operations.

    I owe you a pint.

    : )

  2. cloud says:

    Yes! Cat Adventures are still one of my favorites – but I think your first cartoons will always be on the top of my list, as I remember the sheer joy I got out of reading them as a new discovery. 🙂

  3. Jools says:

    Where would we be without crazy yellow chickens putting everything into perspective!?! My all time favourite was always the ’emotional performance art’ cartoon, until december when one of my tweets was immortalised in chicken form (‘subverting hair norms’)!!!

    I love savage chickens-here’s to another happy 6 years!

  4. Yeti says:

    Count me in for Cat Adventures. The whole “series” rocks!

  5. Sam Martin says:

    It has to be the perils of self-publishing!

    Just too true.

  6. Dude says:

    Yes, I’m a Psychology student so Hallucinations is on my notebook, lol. I’ll go with Hallucinations 😛 it has that Beautiful Mind twist to it 😀

    And yay!:D:D To 6 and more! Cheers!

  7. Martine says:

    Congratulations on the 6 years! The Chickens brighten my (office) days each and every day!

    My favourite must be the 1984 one. Classic, really.

  8. Dejan says:

    The best one: Never Gonna – June 28, 2010

  9. Rachel Green says:

    I’m a writer so I naturally love the writing ones

    One More Story

  10. savohead says:

    Congratulations for your sixth year of drawn fun and thoughts!! I would like to thank you for your help in making my days lighter and smileyer (does this world exist?!).
    Keep on rocking!!
    My favourite this year is definitely: The Paranoid Narcissist (
    Good luck from Italy too!

  11. Twyla says:

    I’m pretty sure “Animal Mall” was my favourite of 2010… YAY BOOK! Enter me please! =)

  12. James says:

    The Jason: Motivational Speaker one. Genius!
    Congrats on the 6th Anniversary

  13. Ivo Mortani says:

    Hi Doug!

    I love your work, savage chickens is the first page i check after turn on my computer ;D

    The best for me was “From the Fiery Depths”.

    Congrats on your sixth anniversary, here’s to another 6 years 🙂

  14. Steve says:

    My favourites.

    With the power to make you think about Gary Sinise!

    How to avoid working weekends

    One more story.

    From 2011 to date, Brick House is my fave.

  15. Romain says:

    becuase I have to choose one, I’d say “Cat Adventure 3” is my favourite from last year. So true, so cute!

    and thank you for enlightening my mailbox every morning!

  16. Andrew says:

    One of the many: Television!

    Happy anniversary, keep ’em coming!!

  17. Monmi says:

    Hamlet’s plan is my favorite 🙂

  18. Rob V says:

    Here is my favourite so far. Mostly because my kids loved Eric Carle so much when they were little and love zombies now. Ah kids

    Thanks for the laughs


  19. pierre says:

    With this one I have laughed sooo hard : “A New Theory”

    Great job ! thanks for deliver us so many fun

  20. Zarko says:

    Being subscribed to your daily chicken email really makes my addiction to genious humor alot easier 🙂

    So hard to choose one favorite, hmm, so many good ones. Chewbacca made me lol, but I would probably have to go with Cat Adventures =)

    Thank for making my days better, one post-it at a time =)


  21. Shuunen says:

    Hallucinations is AweSome !

    I just love it :p

    Thx 4 your work

  22. ALessandro says:

    Well, it’s hard to pick one–I really love most of the comics!

    For sure this year’s favourite is the cat adventures series. Other than that, there is the one about my all-time favourite movie

    and the one about one of my favourite books as well

    thank you for all this!

  23. Henrique says:

    Hey, Doug

    The paranoia is my favourite:

    BTW, congratulations on the 6 years!

  24. zovanni says:

    here’s my favourite! 🙂

    thank you Doug for these years!

  25. RogerR says:

    Thanks for another great year!
    My favourite (by the slimmest of margins) – “Happy”.
    Really looking forward to the book…

  26. Jason says:

    Congrats Doug. For some strange reason Chewbacca was my fav!

  27. Cristiano says:

    My favorite cartoon was ‘Cat Adventures 4?. It reminds my son when he started crawling and try to put everything on the mouth.

    Special honor mentions to ‘Abacus’, ‘The Truth Is Out There’ and ‘Lassie to the Rescue’.

    I really hope to win the signed book! Congratulations for the 6th Anniversary!

  28. Abracarioca says:

    Hard to decide but I think my favorite is “Beyond the Web” 🙂

  29. Kathleen White says:

    Hi. Im Kat from Germany. I am 16 and i read your webcomics everyday because every year ive given a chicken to my sister as a joke. I stubbled upon your website really by accident and now i feel its my only connection the dumb and somewhat witty humour of north america. 🙂

    i hope i can win this book because my little sister and me would really appreciate it! 😀

    This is my favorite because it has become a total inside joke with me and my best friend!

    Thanks for all the comics,
    Kat (your biggest fan!)

  30. Stratos says:

    Your work is great man. It’s become sort of an everyday habit now to seek my morning dose of savagery!

    Abacus is the best by far! (Well, at least for the geeky humor computer scientists always seek)

    However, Brick House and Forgetting are two great runner-ups!

  31. Jake says:

    Congrats on year 6, it was awesome!

    My favourite has to be Honest Question:

    There’s a quintessential truth in there.

    Keep up the great work!

  32. Suzy Smith says:

    I LOVE Chick Rick Roll — Never Gonna Give You Up. Pure Genius.
    My second favorite was OCD Santa
    My third favorite is the Easter Bunny who scattered his business cards around.
    My day is not complete without Savage Chickens!

  33. Max Stone says:

    Congratulations on your sixth anniversary Doug and good luck with the book.

    So many brilliant cartoons to choose from, but one of my favourites has to be Brick House

  34. Alex says:

    What to pick? What to pick?
    For this year, I’ll choose

    But my all time favorite is

    Keep up the great work, Doug!

  35. Donna Holder says:

    Not Fair … get me every time … also totally loved badass names for everyday items …we still use “bear eviserator” … but really I agree with the person who says choosing 1 is totally hard …

  36. Ruama Musse Lopes says:

    Stressful Day is my #1 for 2010 🙂

    Thank you for the daily morning smiles 🙂

  37. GW says:

    Hi Doug,

    My friend and I have a good chuckle every day, I forward each day’s cartoon to him.

    Our favourite is Cat Adventures – CLASSIC – we still miss him and have to keep going back to him to curb our withdrawal!!

  38. Soooo many to choose from but high up there are the cat adventures and ninjas

    Love them all !!!!!!!

  39. Scott says:

    Congrats on six years! I love the zombie cartoons myself – and your Christmas Zombie one this year was easily my favorite.

    The Giving Dead:

  40. Max says:

    Hello, Doug!

    Congrats about already the sixth year)

    The time passed so quick, but waiting for another sticky note appears to be longer than that)

    Best wishes from cold Russia with bears on skis!

    My favourite one is Goodbye Earth dated September 25, 2009

  41. Merilee Durgan says:

    The CAT ADVENTURES cracked me up and I’m not even a cat lover!

  42. NobodyHereButUsChickens says:

    being in IT, i liked the rebooting abacus. very hard choice. your sticky notes are savage.

  43. Jody says:

    Congratulations, Doug! My family and friends know that I have a lifelong, vehement dislike of time travel tales, beginning with “Once and Future King” and carrying through “Back to the Future”, “Time Traveler’s Wife”…. it doesn’t end. So, naturally, I love your cartoon Time Travel. You’ve summed it up.

  44. Gustavo says:

    My favourite is Juggling!


  45. Nikki says:

    for me it was the ‘Identification’ cartoon that cracked me up most – it’s so accurate for so many people!

    I love your emails – they are one of the few emails I look forward to receiving as they bring a smile (or a laugh!) and often provide me with something to email to the rest of the team to bring a smile to them too 🙂

  46. brigitte says:

    The decision is difficult, but I think I liked “Abacus” best.

  47. Annie says:

    I love abacus most (though it’s been such a good year it’s hard to choose) – if I get any enquiries in that are too technical, I always refer the sender to this cartoon. It always gets a laugh.
    Keep them coming Doug. Look forward very much to the book…

  48. Paul Thayer says:

    My three favorite have always been Timmy Tofu in Tofu is Tasteless, death works from home, and the marathon one.

  49. Paul Thayer says:

    I cannot believe I have been reading this for the past six years. It is so awesome.

  50. kerem says:

    Hi, I’m really love your work, here is my favorite from this month
    thanks for making my days much funnier 🙂

  51. Branagh says:

    Congrats on another year!

    Soooooo many good ones to choose from but i think i’d go for “From the Fiery Depths”.

    Thank you, Doug, for your great work!

  52. Saul Galeno says:

    Muh ruh ruhh mrow rowhr mruh rreh guh aaaaahhh rowr aaoongha aorhuuuh aungh-ah roowr aowhh owr whaaagghhh

    I love Chewbacca. (Aug 2nd 2010)

    Ruh! oooohhhh! Aaoorwrr!! Arroarrr! Ararraaarrr!!

  53. Nikki says:

    Congrats on the anniversary!
    My fav is definitely the time travel one. Hilarious and very clever!

  54. Drdebs says:

    OCD Santa tops my list – sent to everyone in the psychology department!!!

  55. jennifer says:

    i love you savage chickens!!!!!! you make my day better every morning!!! im so obsessed in my mailbox i have a savage chickens folder! its hard to pick a fav i love them all!!! go freud and tree astronaut!!

  56. Jessica Aletras says:

    my very favorite ever from you was

    i HATE spiders so this one keeps me up at night…

  57. Serenity says:

    Love all of them, but the ‘Inception’ was one of my favourites!

  58. Andy says:

    Time travel was my favourite sticky note from 2010. Imagine what will happen when the texting generation need to get to grips with the complexity of explaining time travel!

  59. Samreen says:

    lets go with this one….

    you didnt draw much jason last year. its one of my favorite characters.. Draw Jason more!!!

  60. Workman says:

    I really enjoy reading your cartoon every morning. One of my favorites is Pumpkin.

    Congratulations on 6 years of great work!

  61. photine says:

    Happy Anniversary. I love Savage Chickens!

  62. Wayne says:

    My boss does these giveaways. He calls it “cleaning out the office.”

    My fav this year was Chicken True Love:

    Because without it I wouldn’t have a wife either.

    Thanks for keeping it grim, reality is hilarious.

  63. Burdette says:

    My favorite chicken cartoon of the year was the chickenmrtnorris one, which is Chuck Norris vs Mr T. I love Savage Chicken and look forward to getting it in my email. I have been a fan for a long time. Keep up the good work Doug and congrats on #6!!

  64. Keith says:

    I love your site, it’s been a great source of amusement over the past year. I often cut out clips and tape it to the CEO’s monitor, and we both routinely post our favorites on facebook.

    I’m glad I now have a fantastic CEO and a great company to work for, but if my old company asked me to do this, this would have been my exact response (which is why I no longer work there):

    Thanks for the daily emails – It’s the first one I open every morning. Keep up the great work!

  65. Been a fan of Savage Chickens for a few years now and, especially after having our first child, “From the Fiery Depths” had me in stitches! Definitely the best this year.

  66. Nancy says:

    I love Savage Chickens because the off-beat humor ALWAYS gets me.
    Having said favorite was NOT funny, it was Chicken Remembrance. My father past away this past summer, and my oldest son is 18….same thing…my Dad never talked about WWII…he did what he had to do…and never talked about his service, unless someone asked…and even then, minimally…..

  67. Glynis Jamora says:

    Making a List-OCD Santa!!! I printed this one, framed it, and hung it in my son’s room. We are both totally OCD and had a special “bonding moment” over this one!

  68. Mary Ann says:

    So hard to pick just one, but Dread is a good one:

    I’ve enjoyed taking a retrospective look! Can’t believe that we have 6 years of Chickens! Congrats!

  69. Anne says:

    Nothing brightens up my work day more than a new Savage Chickens cartoon 🙂 The workspace ones are really identifiable, but ‘The anagram kid’ really shows Doug’s incredible creative mind!

  70. Time Travel is… was… is going to be… keeps on being my favorite. (:

  71. Josh says:

    Congratulations Doug. I enjoy reading your comics daily. The pschology ones are always funny.
    My favorite is Sigmund Freud’s book on “Anal Expulsives and Oral Aggressives”

  72. Mike says:

    I love the chickens. It helps get me through the day.

    I have to say, my favorite(s) from last year were definitely the “Cat Adventure(s)”. I know I was only supposed to pick one, but I choose just one great one out of that series. The wife has two cats, and you captured them perfectly.

    Nice job.

  73. Astrid says:

    here is your biggest fan in Germany…the daily dose of the chicken always comes around lunch and makes my day 🙂

    Here my top 3:

    Thanks and never ever stop!

  74. John says:

    Curling was my favorite. I finally found an Olympic sport that looked simple enough for even me to do. Only if I could smoke while doing it though.

  75. Chompa says:

    My favorite has to be NSFW. Hilarious.

    Also – I love the poet-bot.

  76. Virginia says:

    Wow. I don’t know if it’s possible to just pick one. My boss has now subscribed and we started printing and cutting out our favorites and posting them on the wall of the work table. There’s no more room! Of the dozens we have posted I have a few favorites:
    How to Avoid working Weekends
    Time Travel
    OCD Santa
    Paranoid Narcissist
    U is for Underage
    The Red Pill
    Tough Decisions
    Thank you for starting our work day with a laugh everyday.

  77. iulia says:

    My fav is “Lassie to the rescue”. It rocks! No, no, you rock;)

  78. Leah says:

    While it wouldn’t fit into your book, Chewbacca is what got me started on your work, and I turn to it EVERY time I need a laugh. Keep up the great work, and happy anniversary!

    (I do also enjoy Jedi Quiz. That’s no moon.)

  79. Lisa Guilmet says:

    As a safety manager for the largest poultry company in the world, I should say my favorite cartoon is either the “safety tips” (it’s the wallpaper on my work computer) or the “worker’s comp/negligence” cartoon. But, as a big Star Wars junkie, I might have to go with the one of Chewie’s dialogue.

    Thanks for brightening my day every morning!

  80. Samantha Cohen says:

    G’day doug.

    Sam-I-Am from Down Under here

    Brick House was my favourite. Working in the droll world of Local Government, this wonderful mix of reality and fairytale was so hilarious.

    Your view of the world is one of a kind. You even inspired me to make up my own little cartoons even though I am little office worker.

    Go you!!

  81. Julie says:

    So hard to choose. I’d say “Lassie to the Rescue” is my favorite.

  82. The Little Myrmidon says:

    “Synergies” is my all-time favorite. It’s sooo “Insurance Industry.” (Well, I work in the insurance biz.)

  83. Erin says:

    Easy – any Cat Adventures and generally any Star Wars but my absolute fav is:
    CSI: Tatooine

  84. Anne says:

    Feelings (Freud). Showed it to everyone at work 🙂

  85. Mike Rupert says:

    I look forward to your ‘toons every day. Thanks for all that you do. I think that one of my favorites was Sigmund Freuds’s Bestseller, because after all, who doesn’t like farting and belching?

  86. Leslie says:

    My absolute favorite is the one with the spider in bed… he pretends to be asleep so it will go away, he closes his eyes, the spider crawls on his head, he opens his eyes and says, “phew!”. My kinda humor! 🙂 It’s one of 20 some hanging in my cube.

    Every single morning I look forward to your cartoons in my email! Thank you!

  87. Jon Walsh says:

    The Abdominal Snowman was by far my favorite of the past year. Distant second was the Tree Astronaut.

  88. LeAnna says:

    My ultimate favorite cartoon of this year was “Brick House” because it was so obvious that’s what the Big, Bad Wolf should have done the entire time.

    Honorable mentions: Chaos, Dread, and Honest Question

  89. Deena says:

    Doug, thanks for 6 great years. “Top Priority” hangs on the door to our office to remind us that the goal every day is Prodqualiciency!!!

  90. dawn says:

    Though I love many of the … golden oldies, by favorite… is a recent one….
    January 3, 2011…. Resolution …..
    and have vowed to make it…… one of my resolutions for the year also.
    .thank you …… Doug

  91. JRB says:

    While I positively loved Abacus, my favorite was From the Fiery Depths. If I happen to win this contest, I will *FRAME* the cartoon.

  92. Bikash says:

    Thank you for making my morning everyday.

    this is my fav:

  93. Shawna says:

    You make me laugh every morning 🙂 Thanks for the pick me up before I start my hectic day at work. I really love all of the PROD3000. But I think my fave is Bad People. I don’t think it was meant to be funny, it made me stop and think. I like those cartoons too.

    If I win I would give it to my daughter. We all need a little optimism sometimes. Thanks again and congratulations on 6 hilarious years!

  94. Brenda says:

    My favorite is The Spider which is pretty wierd because I am scared of spiders. I actually cut the cartoon out and posted it in my house. That whole spider series was so funny! I love getting a cartoon a day. It’s a great way to start the day–with a laugh. Thanks, Doug! Love The Chickens!

  95. Jordan says:

    Congrats Doug on six years! As a project manager, I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed ‘waiting game’ – my entire team got a good laugh out of that one (I also told my boss that our board room would make a lovely ping-pong table). But ‘Captcha’ tops my list. The stare back at the “camera” in box 5 cracks me up everytime. So true, and so hilarious.

  96. Craig W. C. says:

    Congrats on keeping the series going for so long! I’ve been reading since near the very beginning, and it’s been a pleasure to see how your talents have evolved. Keep it going!

    This one was clearly my favourtie. Language humour always gets to me.

  97. Anna says:

    i love the cat adventures, but i think my favorite is either television or ultimate badass.

  98. Henrik says:

    This was a tough pick. My brother has been working with some high-end engineering. This strip was a total success at his office.

  99. Chloe says:

    Hi Doug,

    Your cartoons have made my mornings in cube-land much more enjoyable. And along that theme, my favorite cartoon this year (I save my favorites in my email) is “Today’s Pirate”.

    Thanks for the funnies and keep up the excellent work!

  100. Sara J. says:

    The Cat Adventure series was positively riveting, but I would have to choose “Working Harder” as my favorite. Who doesn’t love a chicken who can stick it to the man?

  101. Christopher says:

    Hi Doug. Love em all, but my favourite this year was ‘Paranormal Inactivity’ Booo, Boooh, meh! Whatever…

  102. Mark Te Tai says:

    “Uh, no, I’m here to visit the good old days…”

    I want to nominate this for an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe — Sheer black comedy genius!

    Perspective – Time Travel
    August 5, 2010

  103. Neko says:

    My fav is “Love Poem”. It really touches my heart, LOL 🙂

  104. Esperanza says:

    Your cartoons are always the highlight of my day, I forward them to my family members and post my favorites on my cube at work. There have already been so many funny ones so far this year!!
    My fav from last year is hard to choose but it is the Canadian one “Back off, eh?” LOL

  105. Leonardo Iannello says:

    Mi favorite one from this last year is Hallucinations:

  106. Janet McNeil says:

    I have MANY favourites but 2 of my most favourite are PIGS and BRICK HOUSE. Savage Chickens make my work day start off better! Thanks and congratulations on 6 great years!

  107. sandra says:

    i start my every monday with this one :)!

  108. aya says:

    cat adventures for the win!! loved it.

    Also zombie chickens xoxox forever.

    Love your work! happy 6th!!

  109. Bridgette says:

    I like ‘Making a List’ Congrats on 6 years!

  110. Frank says:

    My favorite:

    Most hits-home-because-its-so-true:

    Thanks so much your great humor. Helps make my day.

  111. Edith says:

    I have Savage Chickens in my Google reader so I don’t miss your new posts. I especially enjoyed Cat Adventures and second Romain’s choice.

    I’m an art teacher & I posted “Abstract Expressionist Pumpkin Carving” in my classroom.

  112. Pedro says:

    I can’t choose one!
    Ok I Can
    I’d go for the time tracking pirates!

  113. Taylor says:

    Doug, I just want to let you know that my daily Chickens is one of the best parts of waking up. I’ve been following chickens for over 4 years, and I truly love everything you do. Thanks for the happy memories, and for sharing your talents and humor with all of us.

    Happy Sixth!

    – Taylor

    My favorite was a toss up between
    Curling Revisited, and

  114. Ric says:

    Thanks Doug for all the wonderful cartoons, they make each day just that little bit better.

    My favourite is Cat Adventures No.2 that is just like our little kitten for at least 5 minutes every morning.

    All the best for another great year

  115. Stephanie Weiss says:

    I loved the Unlucky Charms cartoon. I laughed so hard when I opened it I blew lukewarm, crummy coop coffee out me snout. It was high-larious!

  116. Keith says:

    I think one of my favorites would be:

    Captcha…so true.

  117. John says:

    So hard to pick just one, but I guess I’d have to say “Tragedy Averted” was my favorite of the past year – the one that mashed up Hamlet and Scooby-Doo.
    My favorite of all time, though, is “Overheard on Tatooine” from 2008:

  118. Natakue says:

    Congratulations! I love this site so much. Thanks for sharing your creativity and quirky sense of humor that makes my morning everyday! =)

  119. Tom says:

    While I love all of the cartoons already mentioned, I’d have to say my favorite was Crime Scene (

  120. Alison says:

    I’d have to say the the Never Gonna is my favorite… I actually used it to rick roll my entire office. Most excellent…

  121. Laurel says:

    I have been getting Savage Chickens delivered to my inbox since 2007, and I still love it! My favourites have always been the Shakespeare ones. Specifically from the past year, this one:

  122. Stacey says:

    It is hard to say which is my favorite of this past year, they were all great! But the most memorable to me are the Cat Adventure series and the Abacus. These I can relate to! I laughed so hard with the Cat series.

    Congrats on 6 years!

  123. Marcos Carvalho says:

    “Warmest Regards” is my favourite. I’m from Brazil but I lived in Vancouver, BC before moving to the US and I still sign my email ‘cheers’ because of my time in Van-city, and sometimes I do just want to sign it Piss Off… mostly at work… :o)


  124. Davina says:

    Torn between writing and cats, but Cat adventures Episode 1 (10 Sept. 2010) summed up one of my cats perfectly so it has to be that one.

  125. Joshua says:

    My favorite is Cat Adventures 5. It caught me completely off-guard after the first four. (Although NSFW is a close runner-up and got me giggling for a good ten minutes.)

    Savage Chickens makes my life a little funnier, one cartoon at a time.

  126. Angela says:

    I can choose only one?! Sadness…but true to my college major, your Art comics make me laugh the most.


  127. A.C. says:

    I’ve read your comic for a while but hadn’t seen a hole-punched one before. Just that actually made me laugh out loud at this fairly recent comic:


  128. Yolanda Lightfoot says:

    I have to choose just one? Wow! I guess I’ll have to go with “Friday Maze” since it so aptly applies to my work week.

    Congratulations on your sixth anniversary! Thank you for the joy and laughter you have given me and so many other readers. Your gift truly brightens the lives and hearts of many people on a daily basis!

  129. Krystal says:

    Thank you for six years of awesomeness!! I have so many favorites BUT I choose Never Gonna. I’m so excited for the book!

  130. Ryan says:

    “Hallucinations” was one of my favorites. I check them out every day and am never disappointed!

  131. Lynn says:

    Happy six years! You add much needed levity to my work day!

  132. Sam says:

    I’m really torn between Abacus and Making a List – I’m in IT and my wife’s a psych nurse, so they both it a nerve…

  133. Ctina says:

    loved the Pirate “Billable Hours” one! shared w/all the co-workers because we switched to a new time tracking system last year. keep the humor coming!!

  134. Jen says:

    I have to go with the CSI spoofs – the one I particularly remember is CSI: Tattoine. My mom loves David Caruso, and I love to torment her by sending these to her! 🙂 Keep the chickens coming – I love them all!

  135. Tracy says:

    The cat adventures, definitely!

  136. Jamie says:

    Today’s Pirate:
    “Yar. I hate trackin’ me billable hours”

    Definitely my favorite! I love your comics, thank you so much!

  137. Anne says:

    My favorites from last year:

    OCD Santa

    Bad hair day (who knew chickens have bad hair?)

    My favorite Star Wars one, the Jedi Quiz:

    But this one tops them:
    The Internet Troll, as a Child 🙂

  138. Mark says:

    Has it really been SIX YEARS??!
    Congratulations for always being funny, day after day, an amazing achievement!

    I think Chewbacca’s Dialogue is one of my all-time favorites, and I’d still love to see it as a shirt.

    Thanks for the laughs.

  139. cherishwit says:

    What is the difference between signing up for the blog via email and the email list?

    It is SO hard to pick just one favorite. Indispensable is a fav, but Chewbacca is great too. Then there’s the whole motivation at work series. Let me think on it (really an excuse to browse and laugh and remember so much great work) and get back to you.

  140. Brooke says:

    Congratulations on 6 hilarious years! Your humor is so intelligent and refreshing, which is a nice change of pace for me, since I work 8 hours a day at a middle school where I normally hear the phrase “that’s what she said” more times in a day than I care to count.

    It’s so hard to choose one favorite, but I’d have to rank Captcha and Unlucky Charms in my Top 5.

    Keep the Chickens coming!!

  141. arturo says:

    congratulations, my name is arturo and i’m from mexico, every day follow your work and i need to tell you is excellent, keep going and my favorite cartoon is cat adventures yeah!! Again congratulations

  142. polyorpheus says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Cat Adventure series. It ended with a bang!

  143. David says:

    Working Weekends made me laugh out loud – good thing I had my office door shut.

  144. Tab says:

    Pirate time tracking has changed my life. To my coworkers’ consternation, I now enter my time while mumbling “nyargh” and “land ho.”

  145. Karen Jacobs says:

    My favorite this year was The Return of the Spider. Thanks for creating Savage Chickens. It’s my favorite all time comic. Karen

  146. Jeff Kerbo says:

    Good morning Doug,
    Congratulations to 6 years of chicken bliss. My favorite of the year has to be Tree Astronaut, don’t know why, it just is.

  147. Melissa Moore says:

    my favorite is Dread:

    oh, how i hate mondays…

  148. Claire says:

    Current Favorite: The Dangers of Sleep Emailing. I loved sending this to my daughter (I had been worrying and warning her to get OFF Ambien!) because she WAS sleep Emailing me and who knows who else!
    but any of your cat ones are always a favorite, cat adventures has to top the list for sure.

  149. Wendy says:

    My favorite of the year was the Work Intelligence Test –

    I had this one posted in my cube before I escaped to a better job 😉

  150. Jonathan Thornton says:

    I’m a big Star Wars fan, so I loved the Chewbacca one. It was huge and hugely hilarious. Rrorw!

  151. Jo says:

    I sent the Love Poem: to my boyfriend, because it was awesome.
    I also really wanted to send Working Weekends: to my boss…but it’s ok, because then I got laid off and didn’t have to work there anymore! YAY!

  152. Katrina Lareza says:

    thanks for savage chickens!! it’s my favorite mail to open everyday!! 🙂 my all time fave would have to be Angryland but if I had to pick the last year, it’s Busy Pirate and Breakfast of non-Champions!! savage chicken is the bestttt! COngrats!! 🙂

  153. The boy who flagged urgent. Definitely that one. I am slowly converting all my friends to SC fans!

  154. Liz says:

    Congrats, on 6 great years!! I’m a lover of all things chicken. Starting my days with Savage Chickens is the best! My favorites are the Paranoid Narcissit and of course Cat Adventures!

  155. Joe Gordon says:



  156. Doug, Just discovered you, fairly recently, on twitter. I have loved going through the archives and have turned some of my pals on to your work.

    Congrats, and many productive more!!

  157. Randall says:

    Hallucinations was one of my favorites. Along with the firings with Prod. But I tapped this one over the light switch at my lab to help remind people to clock in and out!

  158. Jodi says:

    I found this awesome website while I was deployed a few years ago. My husband was deployed for all of 2010 and I started forwarding your cartoons to him and he would print out some of them. I asked him which one he would vote for and he said the one that got the most laughs over there was the cartoon with ernie and burt. I had to look for it and it is the Burt Locker. That one was funny.

  159. Heather says:

    I’m so excited that your book is coming out! I was so excited when you first announced it a while back!

    My favorite cartoon was “Current Resident” on January 21, 2010. I laugh everytime I read it!

    Keep it up!

  160. Nancy says:

    I laughed myself sick at “Lassie to the Rescue”, definitely my favorite!

  161. BrendaB says:

    First of all: CONGRATS!!!! May we be blessed with many more years of your daily chickenness.

    Then, to enter the competition: although I have many favorites, one of my favorite-favorites is “Suspect”.

  162. Brian H says:

    Seriously, you are amazing, thank you for bringing joy into my life every morning. My favourite is still NSFW!

  163. whatalongstrangetripitsbeen says:

    and all the Wise Sky Gnomes chickens. Oh, and the pirate’s week chickens. and 150 other favorite chickens i saved on my pc 🙂

  164. Cory says:

    I pity you fools that don’t think that “The Ultimate Badass III” is the best cartoon of the year.

    It contains Chuck Norris and Mr. T in a cage match that brings an end to civilization! What could possibly be badder (better) than that?

    Rick Astley and Cat Adventures? You deserve a nice roundhouse kick! SMAAAACK!

  165. Loren says:

    Opening my Chickens email is the best part of my day..other than going home 😉

    It is so hard to pick only one favorite but it’d have to be “Never Gonna” – that cartoon made my week.

    Thank you for all the laughs, I cant wait for the book and more amazing cartoons to come!!

  166. Charlene says:

    Congrats on reaching six years of making people laugh!

    I LOVE “scientifically explained whip”, but I think that was technically last year’s. This year one of my favorites was the protected species creature from the black lagoon.

    Thanks for making my day with your cartoons – your e-mail is ALWAYS the first one I open every morning!

  167. Nicole says:

    As an English teacher, I appreciate all the Shakespeare ones. I like this year’s Hamlet’s Plan ( I think it speaks to my students.

  168. Sarah says:

    My all time favourite still remains The Cactus (17/11/06), but if I have to choose one from last year, I adored The Latest in Punctuation (24/11/10).

    Congrats on six years, here’s to six more!

  169. Johnett says:

    Hard to choose, but I have to say Cat Adventures Episode 5 is my favorite. I love the references to Goldfinger, Indiana Jones, and (especially!) North by Northwest. Simply priceless, Doug! — js

  170. Beth says:

    I’m always fond of the work related ones and often forward them to co-workers and others that can totally relate. However, being a cat person and being ‘owned’ by 3 my favorites this year would have to be the cat adventures, especially episode #2. I have a scratcher and sometimes I feel she’s going to come out the bottom of the box. The middle frame of quiet concetration is spot on!! Thanks for all the entertainment, it’s much appreciated!!!!

  171. Sarah says:

    My favorite of the year is Never Gonna. Nothing make me smile like a good Rick Astly reference. Close second would be Online Love. What a twist!

  172. Charlene says:

    oops, I really liked “hang in there” too! 🙂 just forgot to add it to my post!

  173. Laura Peters says:

    Congrats Doug!! I have been a loyal fan since day 1 and continue to laugh and snicker when I see your work. It brings a smile to my face each and every time…and sometimes I really need that little giggle before I begin my day. My two faves of are quite recent ones…the Hang In There cartoon with the revealing truth of the cute 1980’s poster of the kitten hanging from the vine by its paws, only to be hanging over the hungry mouths of two crocs (shattered my whole youth being that I had that poster in my room as a kid..hahaha), and the one from yesterday! I LOVE the list of things that the neighbors do to disturb the peace in your humble abode….and I plan on using it frequently…in fact I wish I’d had it last weekend when my neighbors bass from his thrash metal was bleeding through my walls….so thank you Doug and keep up the fantastic work that keeps us laughing at life! Cheers, Laura Peters

  174. Rebecca says:

    I would have to say the How to Avoid Working Weekends is my favorite!
    We love your cartoons at the office and check them every morning!
    Congrats on 6 years!

  175. Christy says:

    Best one so far? Jedi Quiz! I don’t even know if that was from last year or not, but it’s STILL posted on my fridge! Dude, these are totally the droids we’re looking for! This one gets my vote!

    Also, The Very Hungry Zombie! Freaking funny!

  176. Karen says:

    My favorite was definitely “Beyond the Web.”

    Where can I buy the app? Sounds so cool! So innovative!

    Your chickens are an important part of my day!

  177. Tracy Ritter says:

    Each week I forward one of my favorites to my co-workers! They have loved it….

    My favorite of 2010 also made the top ten list, it’s OCD Santa!

  178. JasonandSarah says:

    My favorite is Dread, but my second favorite is Secrets of Bigfoot. What does this say about me?? Hmmm.

    Thanks for the daily fun!

  179. Jan says:

    While my daily favourites are anything work/cubicle/employment related, ’cause they ring so true in my office…. My fav, as a Canuck, was Curling Revisited. I even used it on a 6 year old.

    Keep ’em coming and thanks!

  180. anne henderson says:

    I LOVED the “Pigs” cartoon. I hope you continue to brighten my mornings for the next 60 years!

  181. Carmel says:

    My favorite is “Hallucinations”.

    Thanks for all the laughs. My office, (Corp office of chicken processing plants!) love Savage Chickens.

  182. Kevin says:

    Six! Six years! Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!

    Well done, sir.

    And my favorite: Business Lessons. It’s funny because it’s true, with zombies.

    Bless you, Chickenmaster.

  183. Raíssa Freitas says:

    its realy hard to pick one but i’ll have to stay with one that i always think about:

    The Anagram Kid!

    but i also love very much Group Therapy and so many others.

  184. diana b. (artemis11) says:

    Hi Doug:
    Congrats on 6 yrs. of fowl fun!
    My kid niece & I enjoy your cartoons immensely.
    I pick Hallucinations.
    She picks Return of the Spider.
    We would luv a copy of the book!
    Thanks for the giggles…8o)

  185. Wendy Herring says:


    I sent it to all my friends for a laugh after Christmas to share how I was hating showing with those who doing the returns…. cutting through those lines was like a death wish.

    love them all though… especially the work robot ; )

  186. Gary Phillips says:

    Congratulations for your sixth year! You are a daily part of my life, and make my work day bearable! The best comic of last year without a doubt was “A Serious Game.” AKA Ninjas Playing Poker. I sent this to about 20 different people!

  187. DebraLee Koblos says:


    I LOVE your wit! My favorite of all time (blown up, printed, and posted on the wall right next to my monitor) is:

    Tom: “Would you like fries with that?”
    Customer: “With what? I haven’t ordered yet”
    Tom: “Sorry, Sometimes I zone out and just go through the motions.”
    Tom: “Jackass”
    Tom: “Whoops. Did it again”

    My second runner-up was “Yar, I hate trackin’ me billable hours”. I work in a law firm. Billable hours is our cross to bear.

    And, finally, I seen an ad in a Denver area local paper, Westword, that you really need to do something with Savage Chickens. The ad says, in big letters, FREE VASECTOMY. For info log on to ********.com EGAD! That’s just the type of service I’m looking to get done FREE!

    It is also right next to my monitor, right under you, and Maxine: “Well, aren’t you just the most adorable black hole of need.”

    Have a great day, and thanks for the chuckles.

  188. Tracy says:

    Hi Doug,

    I love getting my chicken mail every morning. I have quite a few chicken panels hanging around my cube. My favorite for this year is Return of the Spider (or maybe Pigs).

    My all time favs include Tigger,Pirates (especially the Scurvy Dog), Zombie Neurologists, and pretty much any science/research related panel.

    Thank you so much for all the giggles!

  189. Suzie says:

    “The Gift of Pain”

    These make my day, everyday!

  190. Maggie says:

    There are so many I like, but this is the one I relate most to:

    Ok, also this one:

    And the recent one about apartment noise brought back some memories. I could have used that comic 10 years ago!

    Glad you’ve had a great year, love the comic!

  191. Michele Portale says:

    Congratulations on 6 fun years! My favorite from last year was Zombie Ventriliquist. I like the alternative ending also. Keep up the good work!

  192. Colin says:

    Great work. I live in a cubicle, so Savage Chickens really hits home.

  193. beez says:


    Congratulations on 6 years of Chickens. A weekday doesn’t go by that I don’t check out the site. Your stuff is funny and clever. I really enjoy it.

    My favorite this year: “So Bright”

  194. Sandy says:

    Dread was My favorite 🙂 and I loved Steve’s faves (one person above me)

  195. Julie says:

    Doug, LOVE LOVE LOVE the strip! I look forward to it everyday. Keep up the funny and a happy 6 year anniversary to you! My fav this year had to be Chewbacca, I’m a big Star Wars fan. Can’t wait to get the book.

  196. Amber says:

    So glad I happened upon your comic series – they always manage to brighten my day! My current fave: Chicken Captcha, the one that made me a “Chickens” fan. The way you draw the chickens is fantastic enough to be a cartoon all in itself. 🙂

  197. Doug says:

    Hard to choose just one but the random, “where did that come from” humor of Animal Mall is pretty excellent.

  198. Mary says:

    OMG! Doug, there are too many favorites. I have them posted all over my fridge at home, my office walls and throughout the entire building! I am going to say that my current favorite is the new 6th anniversary one you just posted because it includes all of the wonderful characters (and brains) you draw. (All the Cat Adventures are up there though!)
    I will be a fan forever! YOU ROCK!!

  199. Pam says:

    I’m already signed up for your emails, but I’m posting anyway. My favorite by far was Never Gonna

    Rickrolling goes down in my office a lot, and I sent this on to others. People would read about halfway through it before they realized it was a rickroll. the laughter from that one went on a lot longer than the usual rickroll.

  200. I love the valentine’s day one with the zombie saying “HEARTS!”

  201. John says:

    Congrats on 6 years! My favorite was “Bad People” from Nov. 29.

  202. Rachel says:

    Yay! Congratulations!
    Favorite from this year not already mentioned:
    The original Spider

    Well done! Looking forward to the book!

  203. Roz says:

    So hard to pick just one! I’d say Curling Revisited. I love Chickens and look forward to the newest one every morning!

  204. James Quirk says:

    I have to say that “Captcha” was my favourite – it perfectly captured my reaction to that particular piece of software.

  205. Chris Ward says:

    Goota love Mr T! Fool Therapy from March 24 is a good one! Thanks for all the laughs!

  206. Roz says:

    I’d have to say Curling Revisited. Chickens are the best way to start my day!


  207. LuckieDuckie says:

    Top Priority was so good I had to print it out and post it in my cubicle. It gave everyone in the office a laugh! I love Savage Chickens, you are a genius Doug. Thank you.

  208. Anuj Asher says:

    Congratulations on your sixth savage chickens year!

    I love all your cartoons, starting from welcome to the sixth anniversary

    My favorite one is and you made it on my birthday!!!

    i also like and

    i check my mail daily only for savage chickens and have received over 500 of them already in my inbox

  209. Josh says:

    There are so many great strips from this last year, but I think my favorite is:

    June 24 – Abacus. The look on the IT chicken’s face in the last panel is perfect.

  210. Dave Ellis says:

    I have had a lot of computer problems during 2010. ABACUS on June 24th gave me a laugh in the midst of hair pulling in dealing with IT. Would it be so simple!

  211. Beth says:

    Congrats on your sixth anniversary…

    It is tough to pick just one– so many good ones. One of my favorites, which is just slightly over the “past year” time frame is

    Storm of the Century was adorable, as were the cat adventures (episode 5 favorite, esp. the N by NW “scene”).

    And there are so many more…

    Congrats again!

  212. Diana says:

    I love “Honest Question”, it says everything you need to know about my life around those days.

  213. sherry says:

    I have to say Neighbor Noise is my favourite. I even printed it out to post in my apartment building.

    Anything with Shakespeare or Zombies are probably in 2nd place. Cat adventures were pretty epic too.

  214. Lesley says:

    Hey Doug, Congrats! My favorite this year (or one of…) is My Only Hope. I would have said Psychic Skunk but apparently that was 2009. It was so funny (to me) that I still have it on the fridge. Your book is sure to be a hit.

  215. terry says:

    my favorite of the year is probably 1984

  216. Sheepster says:

    Congrats on 6 years! I <3 the chickens. And my favorite from last year was Competitive.

    Keep up the good work, Doug!!

  217. Todd says:

    Jedi Quiz was my favorite!

  218. Michelle F says:

    Choosing only one is tough. I’d have to say:

    From the Fiery Depths

  219. anna says:

    I love savage chickens!!!!!!1

  220. Mary Ann says:

    My favorite? DREAD!

    Mondays will never be the same… 😉

  221. Donna says:

    2 Favorites – don’t know if they’re from 2010?

    “Life, Love, Laugh. Liquor” and “Pop Quiz – Is There More To Life?”

  222. Karen Downs says:

    It’s GOT to be the ‘Return of the Spider’ Doug!!! Classic. Left a copy of it on daughters pillow and stood well back at bed time to see her reaction. Extremely spiderphobic BUT laughed like a drain!!! Fabby!! Keep up the good work.

  223. Diane says:

    My favorite: 10/05/2010 – Not Fair. I love that boss.

  224. Jen Walters says:

    Has to be Abacus, it makes me laugh every time I look at it.
    Love ’em all, thanks Doug.

  225. Bruno Correia says:

    congratulations!!!! loving savage chickens daily since 2007!!!

  226. Evelien says:

    First of all congratulations on year #6! My favourite cartoons are Lassie to the Rescue and Cat Adventures (I used to have a collie and I have a cat). If I have to pick one, I’ll go with Cat Adventures episode 3 because that IS my cat. Greetings from The Netherlands

  227. Ill Bill says:

    Happy 6th Anniversary Doug!!

    My favorite cartoon from the past year has to be “Television”. I LOVE plot twists!

    Keep up the great work!! I look forward to seeing the new cartoon every morning. (Please pick me for the book!) &=^

  228. Geoff says:

    “Bad Cop / Guilt Cop” hit a funny nerve with me. I was chuckling about that all day long. I saw some ‘cop’ show that night and started laughing again during a scene where a suspect was being questioned. I made the comment to my girlfriend “His mother is going to be so disappointed” and she looked at me like had just grown another head. 🙂

  229. Kit Mason says:

    Your cartoon in my inbox brightens my day — I can’t tell you which is my favorite, because I haven’t seen any that I didn’t like. But I do like the time travel cartoon.

  230. Sharon says:

    Neighbor Noise ( was an instant hit with all of my neighbors and beyond.

  231. Kimberly Felipe says:

    Hi, Doug ~
    Thanks for the funnies! Savage Chickens totally rock my world. I have to admit my favorite(s) this past year were all five of the CAT ADVENTURES.
    Recently, though, I totally adored “Brick House”.

  232. Kimberly Felipe says:

    Also, ANY of the spider ones! Those are always hysterical (and creepy).

  233. Gareth Evans says:

    Hi Doug

    My favourite of the last year and of all time is Honest Question. I just wish I had the courage to ask that question when interviewing someone for a job!

    Thanks for making me smile every day.

  234. CSI: Tatooine, for sure. Absolutely fab.

  235. Deede F. says:

    Congrats Doug! I’ve been following you for over 4yrs and I only log into work everyday to get my Daily Chicken. I’ve spread Savage Chickens throughout my company, Seattle to Tampa… walk in and you’ll see the yellow glow.

    Worms Can’t Shrug made me giggle but Flying Reindeer made me piss my pants. You are my hero.

  236. Rose Naftalis says:

    Hi Doug! Congrats on the book! I have shared your cartoons with everyone I know, you make me laugh and brighten the work week! I can’t pick a favorite however because I love them all! Keep up the good fight my friend…. 🙂

  237. Victor says:


    I might say that I couldn’t decide for only ONE winner as the best cartoon.
    I’ll have to go with the entire Pirate Week (2010 sep 11-19) as always, and Business Lessons From Zombies (2010 march 30, 31).


  238. Julia says:

    I loved the Neighbor Noise one. Reminds me of my neighbors who clomp up and down the stairs, and my coworker who chomps his gum with his mouth open. *squirms*

  239. Mike says:

    Another great year accompanied by your cartoons, Thanks!

    My favorite 3 cartoons (couldn’t limit to one) for this year are (in order):

    1. Pigs (;
    2. Chewbacca (; and
    3. Rrruh Uh Ungh Guh (

    Good luck with your book

  240. Matt M says:

    My favourite of ALL TIME has got to be “The Pedestrian’s Guide to Canada” – ridiculously true!!

    However, I am still in love with the Cat Adventures series! So freakin true – I thought you were spying on my cats. I showed this to my cousin in CA, and he got inspired to take weekly pictures of his cat on Saturdays (Caturdays) every week to post on…probably the worlds most boring LiveJournal…

    Anyways, keep up the good work!

  241. Ronnie says:

    Thanks for a great year!
    Your daily cartoon makes my day every day 🙂

    It was really hard to decide which one I like best!
    So two of my favourites are from not too long ago- From the Fiery Depths on 7 Dec. 2010 and Hang In There on 12 Jan. 2011.

  242. daphne harwood says:

    The wolf going to city hall to evict the chickens in the brick house is pretty great. I also like the inane conversation at the next table killing my brain.

  243. Jim says:

    I’ve been a big follower for years, and often show your comics to my coworkers.
    During the past year, you had an excellent employee/boss one called “Most with least” that stated they were going to suck the oxygen out of the building. I printed it, and posted at the hospital where I work the very day they informed us that due to technical problems the air systems were going to be shut off until further notice. It so perfectly timed it ended up being sent to every dept. which i’m sure gave your site a boost!

  244. Lucy says:
    Does this count as “This year”? Because, y’know, we are only a month into 2011.

    Great cartoons, brighten my day every day I check my email to see another savage chickens!

  245. KMB says:

    anything having to do with Star Wars gives me a giggle, as my sons are totally into them. (strange; i thought only MY generation would know the fun of being into Star Wars – and yes, i’m talking about the REAL Star Wars, episodes 4, 5 and 6 – and yet each son, in his own time, found the fun of the series. althought i don’t know how they can, when THEIR Star Wars experiences consists of episodes 1, 2 and 3.)

  246. Diane Marie says:

    My favorite was “Neighbor Noise”. I emailed that to a whole bunch of people who love to gripe about their neighbors!

  247. Stephen Hmiel says:

    Things to Fear is hands-down my favorite from this year. Thanks for so many years of chickens!

  248. peaches says:

    I loved the Dread one from April. Mondays suck. Honest Question is a close 2nd.

  249. Juliashka says:

    My favorite is “Crime scene” – Night Of The Vampire Chihuahuas… Thank you so much for all the fun)))

  250. Steven Hall says:

    My favourite would have to be One Cloudy Day

  251. Carolyn Washko says:

    My favorite came just a few days back, Jan 17th entitled “Hoping”
    Good Luck Doug!

  252. Patch says:

    My favourite was Curling Revisited! It was so hard to pick though, so many chickens to choose from.

  253. Nathan Glenn says:

    My favorite was The Giving Dead. Chewbacca is up there, too.

  254. Sophia says:

    PARANORMAL INACTIVITY was probably one of favorites! I love your mini-comics so much!

  255. Stacey says:

    The best part about this contest is that I got to re-read all of the cartoons for the year again! It was a tough choice, but I have to go with Abacus.
    Thanks for all the cartoons!

  256. Cara says:

    Never Gonna
    The Latest in Punctuation
    The Very Hungry Zombie

    can’t pick just one. I also love all of your psychology ones [freud, jung, etc!)

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  257. Donald says:

    Mine has to be the “Birthday Gift” from the Office. We go through this a minimum of six times per year.

  258. Hi, Doug ~
    First of all, great cartoons! I come here everyday to check the updates!

    My favorite of the last year is “The Truth Is Out There”! just great! all time I would say “You Seek Yoda” and “Adventure!”

    Hope I´ll win the book! 😀

  259. Skhi says:

    I love your comic! It is a bright chuckle in my day! I think one of my favorites from the past year was this one:

    Keep up the good work.

  260. Matt says:

    I liked “Identification”. I’ve gotten savage chickens in my google reader for a couple years now but have never commented. I love this cartoon!

  261. Jade C. says:

    My absolute favorite comic last year was “work at home” on Jan. 20th. I work in a cube farm & just got approved to work at home last week! Savage Chickens is a fantastic pick-me-up any day of the week & I share them with my “cheerfully down trodden” cube mates;)

    Thanks for another great year of savage chickens!!

  262. Paulina says:

    Hallucinations rules!!
    It’s my favourite of the year. I want to say TNX in capital letters, your cartoons made my office live so much more enojoyable than it really is, hahahaha.

    Happy B-day Savage Chickens!

  263. Aaron says:

    ‘From the Fiery Depths’ is my favorite right now since I have a newborn on the way.

  264. Matt says:


    This was a tough decision, because there were so many great ones, but I laugh every time I see the butterfly’s reaction and the look on the Terminator’s face.

  265. Ian C. says:

    Congratulations Doug! I can’t possibly say I have one absolute favorite since so many are classic; however I will say that One-sided Argument from May 12th is genius!

    Looking forward to many more years – thanks for the laughs!

  266. ian richardson says:

    It has to be the HR Robot Prod 3000!

  267. Chris Fahrlander says:

    This was difficult because I really get your sense of humor, but I still loved Tigger the best.

    thank you for your work.

  268. Pearson McKenzie says:

    All right! 6 Years! In dog years, that’s like… um… 6 years! Anyways, I love your comics, and my favorite one is “Outcast”. You know, that Edward Leafblowerhands one. Yeah, whenever I read it, I get the munchies. Hold on.HEY MOM, WHERE ARE THE DORITOS??? Anyways, congrats Mr. Savidge on 6 years of funny. *Munch Munch*

  269. Barbara says:

    what do you mean I can only have one favorite?? man, i would laugh harder if some of your cartoons werent so damn close to my office life…

    my favorite last year? honest question

    also close close second ”love – it’s like a thousand ninjas attacking your brain” hehe great work!

  270. Due to my arachnophilia..
    is my favorite.. I often think this happens when I’m asleep.
    Keep up the good work and thanks for all the laughs.

  271. Kyle says:

    My favorite is Poet Bot’s “How Do I Love Thee” interpretation.



  272. jess2689 says:

    “Death comes knocking” and “Return of the Spider” are pretty hilarious. But being a Psychology major I am pretty fond of all the psych related ones, like “Fool Therapy”

    “Spider” is probably my favourite this year though!

    They’re all so hilarious, I look forward to them every morning!

  273. Anthony Lynn says:

    My favourite from 2010 is “Television”. My all time favourite is from 2007, “Life in Eight Easy Steps.” Thanks for the laughs!

  274. John Balmaceda says:

    My favorite this year was Time for Action.
    Love the daily updates.

  275. Tara says:

    My favorite is totally Captcha from 11/23/2010. You truly captcha’d the experience!

    Nice work!

  276. Nicole says:

    I have been following your cartoon comic for about 3 years now and I have to say that I love all of them and it was hard for me to pick just one favorite.

  277. fishboy says:

    Cat Adventures number one! Any of the Cat Adventures really – love those ones so much. Brilliant work.

  278. Thomas Spadea says:

    Hobby for the lonely is a classic and sadly describes me. I want to see more of those but i also think that Doug should start a series of the chickens getting kicked out of wal mart. Useless mutants is also a favorite

  279. CEF says:

    I don’t want to explode that comic mind of yours, but you’re BRILLIANT!!! This year’s fav…Hypothalamus!

  280. Danielle Bolton says:

    I have pre-ordered a copy of the book through Borders, but a signed copy would be soooooo awesome. I have to say the “guy behind us is driving like a maniac” is my ALL time favorite from you. IT’s the one that hooked me in. Thanks so much for having the contest!!! Your humor is the best….. THE BEST!!

  281. You’re making me choose????? Noooooo! I love them all so much because you have raised the intrinsically funny chook* to the great observer. And a zombie. I love these so much I read them to Boris, Dicken, Piskie and Tinkerbelle (my hens) and to Fred, Tiger, Muggsie, Sophie and Dior, my cats.

    I thought Cat Adventures was hilarious, and the first spider one was creepy and hilarious, and I loved the dog blaming one (because it’s true) but as a writer I can’t go past all of the writery ones. Especially the nerdy writery ones, and if I have to choose which one I would have framed to hang in the study, it would have to be

    Poet-Bot doing haiku

    *translation from Australian: chicken

  282. Simon says:

    I love your out of the box thinking, it often makes getting your mails very fun.

    My fav for the year came early.

    Skynet just couldn’t think laterally huh.

  283. Fábio Henrique Moreira says:

    This is best for me:

    Schadenfreude for life!

  284. Myra says:

    My favorite is Hallucinations! 😀 You’re awesome, Doug!

  285. Laurie says:

    Congrats on 6 terrific years! I think my favorite cartoon for the last year would have to be The Truth Is Out there, but my all-time favorite is still Tigger……..

  286. THRiLL KiLL says:

    i love them all and it was sooo hard to choose.

  287. Rich Harris says:

    Love your strip! My favorite for the past year– Demonstration Sports (Feb. 25, 2010).

  288. Abe Patrick says:

    My favorite was the “iMug.” My mom sent it to me, which is when I then signed up to receive daily chickens. I also liked “The Beard.”

  289. Scott Urfer says:

    I have gotten your daily Savage Chicken for a while now. My favorite one is from August 30th this year. “Getting Wiser” This one still makes me chuckle. Keep up the good work Doug!!!

  290. Ricki says:

    My favorite had to be the boring hypnotist. Oh man… it cracks me up. I look forward to another year!! 😀

  291. prometheus says:

    I love your chickens. They are a fantastic way to start off every morning. You rock. Seriously, you rock. 😀

    My favorite is this one:

    It’s how I feel at work a lot of days …

  292. Luli says:

    My favourite cartoon is this one, from the time of the winter olympics:

    I found it particularly funny because I was just learning about curling as well and I confused some of my friends who didn’t even know about the sport.

    Congratulations on 6 fantastic years of art! May there be more to come. 🙂

  293. foxe says:

    Congrats on six years! I love Savage Chickens; I don’t remember how I found this site, but I’m glad I did. It’s like my life, acted out by chickens.

    My fave comic of all time is, of course, “How to quit your crappy job.”

  294. Erin T says:

    I love Lassie and the work ones. My last boss was like that…. LOL

  295. Lisa Baeuerlen says:

    I have two faves from 2010. “Identification” and “The spider”. I always use your comic as my desktop at work and I usually change it weekly but those two stayed up for months. Hilarious! Thanks for my(and my co-workers) daily laugh!

  296. Christi K says:

    While I also ~love~ the Cat Adventures, I’d say the one that tickled my cold dead heart would be ‘Love’

    I also have a soft spot for any of the PROD3000 cartoons. I lost my job this past year and it makes being unemployed a little easier 🙂

    Congrats on 6 years Doug. I’ve been a subscriber for nearly 5 of those years.

  297. Mia says:

    How can I pick just one, when I look forward to my chicken hit every day and have even decorated my work desk with a few choice post-it’s.
    Although my most recent pin up was ” A Dangerous Job”… I know a couple of people like that?

  298. Jonna says:

    Happy Bear “SHARING” (inappropriate sharing Bear)I love Happy Bear. I need him. Please make more!

  299. Mic Smith says:

    Captcha — my favourite because of sentiment and timing. (The day before this cartoon post, my husband came home from work cussin’ the captcha he had tussled [and tussled] with that day.) Usually I find mind reading sort of invasive and creepy, but that made my day.

  300. Bananaby says:

    A close tie between cat adventures and time travel (being both a cat lover and an avid watcher of Doctor Who)

    But you can’t bet the classics like the first appearance of Timmy Tofu 🙂

    Thanks for brightening each and every morning!

  301. Guillermo says:

    one of my favorite, would be Chewbacca xD! i just lol’d although i gotta love zombies one haha, just keep on the good work, savage chickens rock =D

  302. sylphie says:

    My favorite for the past year was Sept 14’s Today’s Pirate! Yarrrr!

  303. Fernanda says:

    Stressful day, my favorite one. i’m like your biggest fan from mexico! the chickens make my day at lab.

  304. David Biller says:

    Current Resident from last January is great! Hobbies for the lonely are a great series. And, yes, my name is “occupant.”

  305. Sandi Wiggins says:

    I loved Breakfasts of Non-Champions. I work with substance abuse clients, and a couple of colleagues who still smoke. We need a good laugh! Only cartoon I printed out and shared. It’s still on the bulletin board.

  306. Isabel says:

    First off, Savage Chickens is a great start to my day. It’s the first thing I look at when I wake up.

    My favorite cartoon of 2010 is: The Latest in Punctuation
    I use the “hellipsis” A LOT!

    Sadly, I don’t get too many opportunities to use the “belch”

    I love that Godzilla screech!!! Every sentence should end in “Godzilla marks”!! 😉

  307. maria says:

    Captcha- by far the best one. love savage chickens!

  308. Dominik says:

    So many good ones but I do remember, Working Weekends with a good laugh … piss off! 🙂

  309. Teo says:

    Hey Doug! My favourite was the one with the OCD Santa, called “chickenlist”. I showed it to all of my friends and they laughed so hard, as I am a tad obsessive as well, especially since I have terrible memory!

    It’s a pleasure opening my email every morning and seeing one of your cartoons! It’s amazing how many great funny ideas you have!

    Keep it up!

  310. angelica says:

    cat adventures 1

  311. avellaneda says:

    cat adventures 5

  312. Marco_Mo says:

    oh, my favorite one this year was the one with all of chewbaca’s dialogues XD

  313. Randy B says:

    It’s Tragically Delicious! (#10 on your list.)

  314. Fi Fy says:

    Cat adventures were great, but my All-Time favorite for this year was Happy Trees ‘Books:Converting trees into knowledge since 868AD.’

    I wait up late long after dark each night in Australia in order to get the latest Savage email hot off the press. It’s always worth it.

    Keep up the great work. Looking forward to your book’s release.

  315. Liana says:

    Well, hello! I like your comic a lot, thank god it’s a daily strip:) Good luck and keep up with your work, you make a lot of people smile. And, of course, let’s not forget why I wrote this stuff. My favourite comic is SCRABBLE, as I am a big fan of this game myself. Oh, was it supposed to be a comic from the last year? Well, then, I think it’s LASSIE TO THE RESCUE. Have a nice day!

  316. Liana says:

    And greetings from Romania!:D

  317. Liana says:

    But Scrabble WARS is nice too, what can I say! I just searched “scrabble” and I saw it again.

  318. syber says:

    My favorite in the past year was “love” – although I often think of tiny ninjas attacking my brain when I have a bad day now =)

  319. Juli says:

    The Very Hungry Zombie is brilliant. I really do wish there was a book form to read to my kids at bedtime. I shared the comic with them. They think it’s pretty funny. They also think I’m weird. Both things are true. They’re smart kids.

  320. Sam Juan says:

    Congratulations on year 6! I’m proud to say i was following the Chickens all this time!

    I’ve got so many favorites, but the one that immediately comes to mind is ‘Never Gonna’ ( ) aka: The First Ever Chicken RickRoll! I snicker every time I think of it 😀


  321. Rachel says:

    There were so many great cartoons this year. Thanks for keeping us laughing, Doug.

    My favorite is “At the Bank.” Glad I’m not the only one frustrated with my bank.

    I’m kinda wondering when the rest of the world decided that the DMV had the best possible business model for customer service & decided to adopt.

  322. Johanna says:

    So good. They’re all so good, it was really tough to choose!

  323. Rhiannon says:

    I couldn’t decide on my absolute favourite, so I shortlisted mine to 4:
    1. The Abominable Snowman
    2. On the Bus
    3. The Very Hungry Zombie
    4. The Beard
    Love Savage Chickens, the last six years have been hilarious, and I’m hoping that there will be very many more to come 🙂

  324. Suzanne says:

    Still love Ninja Nightmares. But, the Shakespear series are my favorites.

  325. Jason Lee says:

    always a fun read

  326. Noam says:

    My favorite was curling. I actually used that line on an unsuspecting co worker.

  327. Hilda E says:

    My favorite cartoon was the one about Rick Astley’s song “Never gonna give you up”. Too funny! Keep them coming!

  328. Talyn says:


    After eeny, meeny, mini, moing my gazillion favorites, I must say “Me Calling” (March 1, 2010). Apparently, it is the favorite of the “baristas” at the coffee shop I frequent, too. They want to put it on their counter. I currently have it taped to my laptop and must say that a glass frame would suit it more. To another 6 years plus!

  329. Niik says:

    I loved the sneaky ‘literacy day’ joke. I’m ashamed to admit it took me a while to get it, but I loved it once I did. 🙂

  330. Cindy says:

    I look forward to your comic each weekday, but Cat Adventures had me hoping each day for a new episode.

  331. Jeff Collier says:

    Congrats on your sixth anniversary. I’m a latecomer, but always look forward to your chuckles.

    “Abacus” would be a great one for a recovering software engineer.

  332. connie says:

    I love Prod 3000. He is CCO at my company. Really.

  333. I love cat adventures! 😀

  334. Mike G says:

    I don’t know the title, but my current computer desktop wallpaper is “If it makes you feel any better, I’m sick of looking at you all day too.”

  335. Gina says:

    I love them all! I can’t let a work day go by without my Savage Chickens. This last week rocked–loved the “concerns about second-hand smoke soon expand to include other dangers” i.e. inane conversation…along with the “lesser known songs of Nancy Sinatra”…these boots are made for goldfish! Okay, but one that particularly cracked me up, that I had to post to my FB page was the Winter Olympics Demonstration Sports Suggestions….ice breakdancing…fireside hot chocolate (looks like Belarus is out-relaxing Norway!). It’s impossible to pick just one! Congrats on 6 great years, Doug!!

  336. Brett says:


    Here’s my Fav:
    The Spider
    March 19, 2010

    This one was fantastic!!
    It’s all about your perception, right?

    Funny AND Canadian!!
    Makes a fellah proud to wear the Maple Leaf!!

    Thx Doug!

  337. Charles Hickens says:

    I always loved the simple elegance of this one: 🙂

  338. Ivan says:

    Brick house was just pure genius.

  339. Kim Paola says:

    Cat Adventures!!!!! I laughed, loudly.

  340. Andrew says:

    Cat adventures by far was my favorite…reminds me of my two. Look forward to the next years worth of strips!

  341. Selin says:

    Congratulations on the sixth year, Doug! The chickens never fail to brighten up the day. My favourite from this year was Inception… that was exactly how I felt 🙂

  342. Chelsea says:

    My favorite cartoon was the one with “It had to be rakes.”

  343. Susan_rn92 says:

    I found it hard to pick one favorite. But after attending Curling at the Vancouver Olympics and explaining rules of curling to many eager, excited people who knew next to nothing about the game. We laughed and laughed and “Curling,”and “Curling Revisited.”

    A conversation at the Olympic curling semi finals,

    Two guys from California sitting beside us, “If the Scotish invented the game, why aren’t they in the playing in the finals?”
    Us, “They weren’t good enough to beat the Canadians.”
    Two Scotish guys sitting in front of us with sour expresssions, “Ach, aye lads.”

  344. Katie Beth says:

    Woohoo! I can never decide on my favorites, but I really like Inconvenience Mart.

  345. Barbara CN says:

    My favorite one is ‘hang in there’..reminds me to look at the whole picture… not just that you see the tree, but not the forest…

    It implies good suggestion for decision-making.

  346. Chris Knowles says:

    Each and every cartoon brightens up my mornings! I look forward to every installment, no matter what it is. I quite like the office based ones like Waiting Game and Honest Question because they remind me so much of my own work and people I know. My favourite is Cat Adventures I think.

  347. violet says:

    i adore these silly chickens!
    and their friends/ enemies, chuck norrissssss, mr t.
    and on and on.

    more spleen-o-bits please!

  348. Chris Macarthur says:

    Brilliant website, it consistently leaves me in stitches!!

    My absolute favourite has to be:
    “The Beard” (

    It is a perfect summation of my beard-experience 🙂

    A pretty close second would be “Never Gonna”

    A great new way to Rick-Roll someone!!

  349. Mabelle says:

    Cats adventure.

  350. Congratulations! I have SO many favorites, I share them with my friends all the time, looking back I’ve shared multiple Savage Chicken comics every month!

    I really enjoyed all of your comics, so picking one is very difficult. I definitely enjoy your sense of humor. A favorite is Captcha.

    Thanks for making my days funnier!

  351. jacky brown says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your cartoons start my day! Thank you…too many favorites; but I love cat adventures. Hope the next 6 years are some of the very best for you!

  352. Meli says:

    So difficult to pick a favourite, but a recent one was ‘Boots’. I’m a Nancy Sinatra fan and that one made me laugh, especially the James Bond boots! Many thanks for the many smiles

  353. Philip says:

    I love the Chickens. I still think you need to visit Knoxville and look us up! Happy 2011.

  354. Diane Mayr says:

    My favorite is Replacement from May 4, 2010.
    Thanks, Doug, for the gift my inbox each morning!

  355. Lindsey says:

    My favorite is definitely the Cat Adventures 5…or the Psych drawings. As a psych student, I always get a kick out of Freud and Jung. 🙂

    Great Success with your book!

  356. Rachel Batten says:

    Congratulations to you!!

    And my favourite?

    More of inappropriate sharing bear, I say!

  357. sharilyn says:

    LOVE the cat adventures!!!! 🙂

    can’t wait for your book to come out, doug!! 🙂

  358. For me the Cat Adventures are absolutely spot on – You couldn’t film a more accurate picture!

    I get your daily mail into my inbox at work and for those few seconds it takes me to read the cartoon, the rest of the world just dissappears.

    I forward your daily email to a group of chicken loving friends via the above website. We are all part of the ex-battery hens forum here .

    Thanks Doug, here’s to many more years of receiving your drawings.

    Jo xxx

  359. Matt says:

    Happy Anniversary, Doug! I’m enjoying every day.

  360. Sue says:

    “Awake” – about insomnia truly hit my funny bone!!! I laugh out loud every time I think about it!!

  361. Jessica says:

    Congrats, Doug!

    And it’s tough to pick just one! But from my stash, this year’s favorites are Captcha, The Abominable Snowman, Hang In There (I SO remember that poster!!), Getting Wiser, Perspective, Working Harder.

  362. Patrick says:

    I get your cartoons everyday at the office : always a pleasure!

    My favorite from last year:
    Work Harder:

    My favorite all-time:
    Pop Quiz:

    Thanks for the laughs!

  363. thomas kissinger says:

    hi, i really enjoy my daily chicken!

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