I see all these books and sites on what animal means what, but there is one I never see.
Yes, you read that right. I said chicken.
Since I breed and raise them I see more of their true personalities than most people will ever see. They mean a lot to me. There is more to them than meets the eye. Flocks are made up of a matriarch.
The rooster is brave and strong. He is the protector and provider. He bows to the hens. A rooster will die to protect his flock. They are truly noble birds. (Don’t laugh.)
One of the greatest mothers in the world. Hens are a force to be reckoned with. They lead the flock. I have walked away with more than a few battle wounds after dealing with a broody hen.
Most people would never think of chickens in this way, but I have the pleasure of seeing it every day.