Actually this might be the only chicken article I’ve read now that I think about it. It’s long but really good. Did you know the Egyptians “mastered the technique of artificial incubation”? I did not.
Oh, and don’t forget, chickens are basically the descendants of dinosaurs which is awesome.
So here’s something odd. While driving to work this morning, I noticed a chicken wandering around in someone’s driveway. It was on 8th Street, near the 8th and Revere intersection, and here was this Rhode Island red hen nonchalantly strutting across the driveway, as if this were normal routine.
Can’t say as I’ve ever seen a street chicken in town before (we used to have unintentionally free range chickens growing up, but we lived on five acres out of town). Damn, I wish I had a camera phone.
A couple of links I found interesting. First is to All Consuming, “a website that watches weblogs for books that they’re talking about, and displays the most popular ones on an hourly basis.” Kinda cool. The other is to an article on Kuro5hin titled “Raising the Humble Chicken,” which is kind of random but good. I grew up with chickens; if we didn’t live inside the city limits, I think I’d try to convince my wife to let me get some.