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Re: dinosaur vs. bird locomotion

I can say from the years that I raised chickens that we had to either keep them
in cages with ceilings or clip their wings. They flew in a most ungainly
fashion and not for long distances, more of an incredible superleap, but flew
they did. Imagine Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight.

Joe Daniel

Mickey Mortimer wrote:

> John Robinson wrote-
> >- a minor critique:  chickens actually fly reasonably well.  It may not be
> >pretty or strong, but they get around OK.  They would rather run than fly,
> but
> >the capability is there.
> >Nit-pickingly,
> Yes, but what about those domestic chickens that are nearly spherical from
> being fed so much grain and steroids, hmm? :)
> Mickey Mortimer