In Reference to: Chicken Talk: Peeps and clucks in a network of communication
To Whom it May Concern,
I just read the article at this site. It's just wonderful!
I raised chickens when I was younger. They're amazing animals. I loved listening to the mother hens singing lullabies to their chicks as they laid under their feathers. Such wonder memories. Our kids think it's silly when I show them how it sounded and talk about Jesus and how he gathers us and essentially adopts us into his fold. My parents purchased fertilized eggs.
Occasionally I point out to our kids how amazing mother hens are and how good they are at picking up the hormonal differences there are in fertile and infertile eggs.
When I was younger, I noticed/didn't notice the language contribution that our roosters had on our farms, yet I remember quite well that they seemed to have quite a pecking order of sorts too. =)
Your article shared a lot of important information that opened my eyes quite a bit more.
It was fun to have them as one of my responsibilities. Free-range is the way to go!