Tuesday, June 23, 2015
How Chicken Are You?
Let's take chickens for example.
Did you know once you teach a chicken where to roost they'll return to that location every evening?
(Barring there's not something that's taken over that space that would eat them, i.e. a chicken snake. However, I have had my chickens go around a snake carcass to get to their roost. Crazy, I know.)
Did you know that a rooster will crow pretty much any time of the day, not just at the crack of dawn?
Although they do it then too. I can't tell you how many times I've sat in my office typing or having a conversation on the phone to hear my rooster crowing outside the window. I like to think of it as their warning system. :)
Did you know chickens will go cannibal on each other?
Recently, my mother (who has more poultry than me) put multiple hens and chicks in one cage. A couple days later, one hen was hiding from the others cause they'd nearly killed her. They didn't mind her chicks though. Go figure.
Did you know a rooster's spurs can really hurt?
Someday the encounter where I learned that will have to end up in a book. Suffice it to say that bird ended up on a dinner plate. :)
How about you? Any lessons life has taught you that you might be taking for granted? Were any of these tidbits news to you?
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