1 The appointment of Head Chicken will be decided upon every 5 minutes. Or sooner.
2 Broodiness is not to be mocked. A broody hen is always Head Chicken. She can eat all the food and is never wrong. Is she.
3 If you must poo in the dust bath area, make sure that you do so after your bath and not before.
4 Cats are not allowed in the coop. They bury their poo and eat your food.
6 Neggs can be laid at any time. Or not at all.
7 Singing is good, whether or not you need to lay a negg. Humans love to hear a chicken sing, especially at 6am on a summer’s morning.
8 When roosting, only one perch should be used, regardless of how many chickens or how many perches there are.
9 Tomatoes are not to be touched. They will kill you.
10 Grapes are not to be squandered. Or shared.
11 All bugs found on a chicken’s body are the property of the finder, not the host.
12 If you find a bug, you can eat it; if you drop it, anybody can eat it.
13 Regurgitated food is the property of the chicken who eats it first.
14 Preening should be practiced every hour on the hour, and 60 times in between too. A well-preened chicken is a happy chicken. Unless all your feathers fall out. That would make you a cold chicken.
15 Human living quarters should be inspected on a regular basis. Just remember to wipe your feet on the way out.
16 Any freshly-laid cement in the coop surroundings should be trodden on as quickly as possible. It’s always important to leave a good impression and you can pick the dried lumps of cement off your feet later to prevent boredom.