Top five things I learned when I got into chickens: 5) No doubt about it, chickens are the closest link to dinosaurs. Just watch them run straight toward you! 4) When you have an uneven number in your flock, you will witness what being an outcast will do to a creature. 3) Sometimes chickens eat snakes, and not the other way around. 2) When a skinny cat is trying to decide whether to go on the attack, chickens will join forces "wing to wing" and stare it down. and... 1) Chickens have some sort of mind control over an otherwise normal dog!