The folks at The Annals of Improbable Research sure do know how to combine science and silliness. It turns out that some real research was done on chicken roosting behavior – and so it is the topic of Improbable’s monthly limerick contest. Here is a sample:
INVESTIGATOR HERKY GOTTFRIED:
A chicken that wants to get plump
Will often be ready to jump
But one that’s well fed
Will not be misled –
It clucks but just sits on its rump.
For more see their Oct. 20 blog.
Are you inspired? Send me your chicken poetry! You just might see it posted here on the Hen Blog.