All very logical suggestions.
The only tidbit I'd add is with digital you can easily afford to take a metric-crap-tonne of pics. Pro's have for decades. You can very easily delete the ones that "don't cut the mustard" so go forth & have fun.
This is an "eggsellent" review! I know the trouble of taking chicken photos and have been doing it for years. I so agree with taking lots of photos! I have token up to 800 pictures in one day, so I have experience in that. Thanks for posting this review.
Very interesting article. I have been using my phone for pictures as I need them very fast. I do have a Canon EOS 60D. It takes beautiful pictures. What type of camera are you sing? I can't wait to try some of these techniques.