You can tell how important something is to a given group of people by how many words or phases they have related to that something. How many chicken-related phrases or sayings can you come up with? Here are a few to get this started: 1. Establishing a pecking order. 2. He's flown the coop. 3. Coming home to roost. 4. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched. 5. Don't be a chicken. 6. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? 7. No spring chicken. 8. Running around like a chicken with its head cut off. 9. Something to crow about. Keep them coming!