Chickens Hunting

We are out in the brush today, trying to get as close as we can to a fearless, predatory chicken, as it stalks prey. Parts of the pasture have just been mowed, leaving many insects exposed and vulnerable. For a chicken on the hunt, it’s hard to imagine better conditions to go hunting.

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You can see the intensity in her eyes. With the grass and brush cut this low, insects don’t dare move. The slightest movement on their part, and they are doomed. Predatory chickens stab their prey with lightening speed. As far as an insect or field mouse is concerned, if a chicken can see them, their lives are over.

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Another chicken has joined in the hunt. She’s noticed the other hen darting here and there so she knows the hunting is good. Soon more chickens will join in the hunt, like sharks drawn to chum.

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By the end of the day, the hunting chickens will have devoured thousands and thousands of insects. Those that escape the carnage will have nightmares for the rest of their lives.

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