All I Really Need to Know, I Learned From a Chicken

Have at least one good cackle every day.

It might look like a pile of poop to the untrained eye, but there are all kinds of goodies underneath if you scratch below the surface.

There is something to be said for returning home every night to a safe, snug, coop.

Keep yourself out in the open–that makes it easier to spot the hawks and foxes when they approach.

A pecking order is nice, but only when you are at the top.

It is OK to crow once in a while, but doing it all the time just makes you annoying.

You do not always have to be the early bird to get a worm, but you do have to be willing to brave a little rain.

You can fuss about not having opposable thumbs all you want, but you still have to figure out how to eat with what you got.

Trying to peck apart the achievements [eggs] of others only lands you in a pot of soup.

Even if it is at an altitude of four feet and a distance of 5 yards…it is still flying. Enjoy it.

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