Thessalon ON — With avian flu concerns spreading across North America, chickens in Ontario have been more divided than ever. Some birds think it’s just the flu and some are calling it bird armageddon, but one thing for certain is the disagreement is causing great division among the birds. There is bullying, arguing and friendships are being torn apart.
In this divisive climate, local farmer Amos Blake wasn’t really all that shocked when he walked out of his farmhouse and saw two of his chickens embroiled in a chaotic fight. There were feathers flying everywhere, blood curdling screams, and some blood spatter in the dirt. “The birds have been at it all month since word of the bird flu has been making the rounds,” Amos told us. ” These two here though, they are oblivious to the world problems right now and are still fighting over the foolish pecking order.”
The pecking order is a system the chickens use to determine their social standing in the flock. This can often lead to violent fighting as they try to reach the top of the pecking order.
“But I have to kill them all anyway the second bird flu hits so not sure what they are fighting over. If anything I will kill the strongest one first. It’s just an irrational thing to be fighting over right now when they should be trying to beat some sense into the bird flu deniers.”
While it may seem silly to us, it’s important to remember that chickens have tiny little brains and cannot intelligently choose their battles like us. If they want to spend their time fighting over some stupid pecking order, who are we to judge? When their friends all start disappearing one at a time, they will realize they should have spent their time arguing over the real data that was coming in.