"Life and history has this curious habit of repeating itself and there is no better example where this is more apparent than in one's family structure and experience as a child.
For instance; take a concerned mother hen or father cockerel. Such good parental models will not only lead their own offspring to become 'good eggs' in their own right, but will almost certainly guarantee that when their time comes for their hatched to run their own hutch and rule the roost, they too shall become the most understanding of parents.
Such young chicks will surely grow up of independent mind and will refuse to accept any thing other than a 'free range' existence. They will have been taught how to scratch an existence from the most barren of grounds and yet, share with their neighbour whatever sparse pickings are there to be had! Such strong-minded birds don't travel through life constantly concerned with the pecking order they hold or are constantly worried when their neck is on the line. No! They enjoy each precious moment life affords them. It is from such farmyards and lowly back gardens and hen huts that is born the good and the great among us." William Forde: December 29th, 2014.