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Old 01-07-2012, 01:38 PM
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Are wet hens really that angry?

"Madder than a wet hen" is a common enough phrase and I've heard it all my life. But do hens really get upset when damp? Can any farmer folk attest to the ire produced by moistening egg-layers? Do fowl really turn foul when befouled?