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The Pegging Order.

Pecking order or just peck order is the colloquial term for a hierarchical system of social organization in chickens.The original usage of "peck order" referred to expression of dominance of birds. Dominance in chickens is expressed in various behaviours including pecking a measure of dominance and leadership order. Pecking because it was noted that "defense and aggression in the hen is accomplished with the beak" The pecking is totally a female thing, roosters having not much input into the hierarchy of the flock. Roosters will sort out their conflicts with their feet.
The bullfinch nestles among the pegs waiting for the collared dove to finish at the table. The rain on the other hand waits for no man.

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