Nope. Have always been fascinated...even before I had chickens. When you find a meeting let me know where. Hahaha. How interesting that he did a Thesis on that! I believe they have prejudices too. I've seen it in action...but I also thought it territorial at the same time. Yeah....I'm not totally sold on anthropomorphic feelings thing. Their actions are highly dependent on eating and procreation. But I think they do create flock social dynamics and the Pecking order of course being the most recognized part of that. You know I do question why the Roo recognizes and is submissive to me one day and then has his hackles up another. Big dummy. I'm the food lady after all! Last Summer I put Sunny (The NH that Roger liked) down. She had Egg Yolk peritonitis. The roo didn't mourn for her...she had separated from the flock already near the end. Slowing down or keeping away or resting in a spot a while longer than they did. She removed herself from the flock essentially. And when I put her down...everybody went about their business. Unlike when I culled the extra Roo. After that culling everything was topsy turvy with the flock. It took two weeks to sort out...from what I could tell. Hens everywhere and not flocked together, the Rooster unsure of himself almost... I could just tell. Our local Bait Store measures bait with a Metal Pint Measuring cup. They put in so much water and then fill it with crappie minnows or fathead minnows and they have it down to a science. I bet it's off by a minnow or two...usually to the good from the way it looks. Of course because we're local ...we get quite a few extra in the minnow bag... Pretty good too us...especially if I bring the kids in with me. They love to see the kids fishing.