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>     What are chickens trying to do when they flap thier wings when you 
>chase them?  Are they remembering thier flying roots and trying to fly 
>(and uninterntionally producing drag by extending thier wings), or are they 
>trying to boost running speed?
>LN Jeff  

Well, chickens are not famous for high intelligence, but I suspect the
former.  The wild junglefowl are good fliers as are some domestic chickens
(as a child I lived in Jamaica for a time and well remember the local
bare-headed chickens roosting in trees for the night).
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