There is so much knowledge and experience out there in Backyard Chicken Land. What I am looking for is folklore about chickens. What I am considering folklore are things that are passed down usually by word of mouth and does not really have any scientific proof to back it up. If something does have scientific proof I would sure like to see a reference. Thanks all. To start off: If you put iodine in the chicks drinking water they won't peck each other. Thunder will cause a hen to stop laying.