Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Behaviour of Poultry...

“The behaviour of poultry is like human behaviour and it is just as predictable.  They fight; they resent new-comers; they hate wind and rain.  Some are bold and forage far from home and some hardly bother to go out-of-doors.  ...and their purposeful walk when hurrying into the house to lay is like that of determined women heading for the sales. They queue to use the same nesting box (why, when there is a row of identical boxes?), and when they haven't got time to queue, they climb on top of the first comer, to her intense annoyance.”  
-The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, 2001,  Counting My Chickens . . .: And Other Home Thoughts <>