The story of an eagle living with chickens

by Stephen on May 30, 2012 · 28 comments

in Inspiring Stories

Once upon a time, at a large mountainside there was an eagle nest with 4 large eagle eggs inside.

One day, an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs to roll down to a chicken farm, located in the valley below.

The chickens knew that they must protect the eagle egg. Eventually, the eagle egg hatched and a beautiful eagle was born.

Being chickens, the chickens raised the eagle to be a chicken. The eagle loved his home and family but it seemed his spirit cried out for more.

One day, the eagle looked to the skies above and noticed a group of mighty eagles soaring. “Oh,” the eagle cried, “I wish I could soar like those birds.”

The chickens roared with laughter, “You cannot soar like those. You are a chicken and chickens do not soar.” The eagle continued staring at his real family up above, dreaming that he could be like them.

Eagle’s Dream

Each time the eagle talked about his dreams, he was told it couldn’t be done.

That was what the eagle learned to believe. After time, the eagle stopped dreaming and continued to live his life as a chicken.

Finally, after a long life as a chicken, the eagle passed away.

Moral: You become what you believe you are. If you ever dream to become an eagle, follow your dreams, not the words of chickens.

Author: Gary Barnes

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 RC May 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm


2 Sanju June 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Yaaa……a good story to learn from!!!!!!!!!…thnx!

3 Vandana June 6, 2012 at 6:53 am

Nice story….we must not be defeated unless we stop trying…!!!

4 Avi... June 8, 2012 at 3:19 am

Useful good to read story.

5 Nihal Mahato June 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

It’s nice…. rightly said….just follow your dreams..not to the words of chicken.

6 Mitts June 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Really good one… nice msg!!

7 Ade June 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I gained from this. Great story!

8 Eunice July 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

Nice one! This story has a good moral lesson…try and try until you succeed..=)

9 Vennela August 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

A very good story. . . There is a lot to learn from it. . .

10 Anurag November 6, 2012 at 3:50 am

Awesome story ….

11 Anthony gititi December 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm

What a good story to learn. It gave hope in my next life.

12 Timothy March 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

Awesome story with a good message. I’m starting my week with the lesson gotten:)

13 Lucas Kano June 3, 2013 at 7:34 am

Follow your own mind.

14 Emmanuel June 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I love this story and I want more of it to move ahead with life.

15 Soniya June 20, 2013 at 9:18 pm

That’s true. When we set up our own English speaking institute in our town. People said you have gone mad. The business will fail and many negative things. But we did not pay attention to them. And now our business is gradually thriving.

16 Sam kanyotu July 21, 2013 at 4:15 am

Cool motivating stuff

17 Sarita July 27, 2013 at 3:16 am

A beautiful story to learn from.

18 Aduot Peter Garang September 16, 2013 at 5:30 am

It is a very educative kind of story I have read, because to follow your dreams is a success. These days people were not follow they have dreams about.

19 Oluwatoyin September 16, 2013 at 6:37 am


20 Arun J October 11, 2013 at 9:24 am

A very good and inspiring lesson..

21 Anand Madanu November 24, 2013 at 1:42 am

It is a very beautiful story for every one who have a thurst for growing. Enjoy, inspire, and make better yourself with inspirational stories.

22 Arifa January 3, 2014 at 8:49 pm


23 Grezy January 18, 2014 at 2:36 am

Such an inspiring story… Always follow your dreams…

24 Tashia April 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Chicken and eagle story

25 Fakd July 10, 2014 at 3:11 pm

How did the chickens know they must protect the egg?

26 Isaac Mark April 17, 2015 at 1:10 am

Wow, it’s a nice story and roots of success

27 orlen lee April 9, 2016 at 12:10 am

It should have a happy ending. I am going to create one with a new ending, the eagle finally realized he is an eagle and flew high in the sky. And he lived happily ever after.

28 Adelaide Moshoeshoe March 16, 2017 at 1:45 pm

That is great

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