Rob Dunn’s article titled Jungle Fowl: A remarkable bird opened my eyes to some
fascinating facts on chicken history.
I always assumed chickens
were brought into villages for eggs and meat, but that’s more than
likely a product of my city boy upbringing. Turns out chickens were
first valued for cockfighting and fortune telling.
Several dozen calls of
chicken vocalization have been identified, but a large chunk of the
language has yet to be decoded.
To learn more about Mr Dunn’s
work check out Robrdunn.com. I’m already intrigued by his latest book
title-“The Wild Life
of our Bodies“-Predators,
Parasites, and Partners that shape who we are today.