The Tweet that should have made poultrykeeper £10’000

Last week, I put out a tweet on the poultrykeeper twitter feed about a little bet I had with the boss… I was thinking I was going to have to pay out a whopping £10 to him because when I have tweeted in the past, I haven’t had many RTs but nothing like what was about to happen….

poultrykeeper tweet

I went away for the bank holiday weekend and when checking my twitter today, found a few more than 10 re-tweets…. In fact, there are so many I couldn’t count them.. I was completely gob-smacked. There were a few people who had replied to me and said this was a scam and I can see how this looks and I’m sure it has been done in the past to get tweets, others on the other hand made some fun comments and joined in.

Looking at Topsy, the tweet had been re-tweeted around 21’000 times… and made it into the Twitter Top 100 over the weekend.

Topsy 21K


So, technically 21’000 x 50p is £10’500

So what did my boss say when I asked him to settle our bet? Yes, you’ve guessed it.  He Chickened Out… (sorry, such a terrible pun I know and thanks @jonhickman for this one ) and since my lunch hour is almost over, I better get back to work.

…After tweeting this blog post of course 😉

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