I sat and watched my chooks freeranging today and got to wondering about the "moonwalk" manoeuvre they do... you know the one, they scratch a bit of dirt with their feet, then quickly shuffle backwards to bring their eyes over it to see if they've unearthed anything tasty. Is it just me, or is this a really weird design flaw? Surely they miss a lot of the quicker bugs that scoot away before the chicken can spot them? Perhaps chooks should have longer legs and/or a bendier neck so they can see what they're scratching at? I guess the human equivalent is spotting your favourite jellybean flavour in the jar, but then putting on a blindfold before trying to fish it out.