Posted on April 19, 2013
Chivalry in the Chicken World
A Post by Friday’s Guest Blogger Chicken Wrangler Sara
Meet Elliot our bantam rooster.
He is quite a character and has been assured a place in the flock by having a name. He does crow, but not loud enough to disturb the neighbors yet.
One of the reasons Elliot earned a name is his CHIVALRY.
Dictionary.com defines chivalry as the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms.
Chivalry isn’t often thought about in a barnyard, but Rachel pointed out Elliot’s kindness to his hens. She saw him jump up and get some leaves off a low hanging branch and set them on the ground.
Then he crowed for all the hens to come help themselves, definitely Knightly behavior.
Chivalry is alive and well in the chicken world. At least on the Miller Farm.