Ten Things You Can Learn From Chickens

I’m feeling all chickeny this week! Enjoy this replay, for those who may have missed it. Chickens aren’t as stupid as you may think! 🙂 MH

Mother Hen Diaries

shutterstock_181986845One of the new constants in life is 4 a.m. insomnia.

Which is, in part, why I began this blog, as the hours between 4 and 6 a.m. are clearly when I do my best thinking.  At least, that is what I tell myself as the thoughts and words circulate like smoke curls in and out of semi-conscious dreams.  So this morning, listening to the rooster, I got to thinking of all the great lessons we can take from the life of a chicken.


1.  Early to bed, early to rise.  A chicken’s day is pretty much dictated by the sun, as should ours be.  If I had taken this piece of advice, I would not now be languishing in the wake of too much late night TV.  Much to my annoyance, I’ve already got the second part of this advice down pat, apparently.

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  1. Great post, we are fixin to begin raising chickens again after a 9 year hiatus. (We had a brief attempt at raising chickens until the one rooster we had went all postal on us) Your post is very timely and interesting for me.

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    • That’s awesome! They are such rewarding pets… and the solution for a postal rooster is an axe! 🙂 Stick with hens… and not bantams, but regular sized chickens. Bantams can be very aggressive, but regular hens are just… well, CHICKEN!


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