I happened to run across the above headline on the site eHow.com. As a chicken-keeper, I did not read that the way it was intended. My immediate vision was with a fully feathered chicken in classic dead chicken pose with legs up and tongue hanging out of its beak. I thought, "Isn't it obvious? That chicken has expired!" Then, I clicked on the link. http://www.ehow.com/how_8421006_tell-chicken-expired.html Oh, now I get it.