According to Wikipedia, Murphy's law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." Ol' Murphy must have kept chickens. Let's make a list here of all the variations of Murphy's Law you've learned while keeping chickens. Some will just help you keep a more philosophical perspective when things go wrong, others may help you learn in time to avoid other's mistakes. Like one of the first Murphy's Law Of Chicken Keeping I learned: If it's possible for a chicken to get hurt on something it will. I've kept this in mind whenever building a coop or even leaving materials around the pens, and I bet it's saved my birds a lot of problems. I try to make things extra-safe, with few producing or sharp edges, and take the time to clean up well and put away leftover materials. Here's Murphy's Law of Chicken Depredation: It's always your favorite bird/s that get taken. Doesn't that usually seem to be the case? Or at least often enough so that when it's NOT your favorite you are just a little bit relieved. And how about Murphy's Law for Pullets to Begin Laying: The further you drive and the more money you spend on store-bought eggs the more likely you'll find that your pullets have finally begun to lay. If the cartons have the words "cage-free" or "organic" printed on them it increases the chances the pullets will have laid their first eggs in your driveway for you to run over as you return home. Got any more of your own? List them here!