Female chickens are among the most promiscuous members of the animal kingdom, with wild and domestic fowl alike tending to mate with way more males than necessary to fertilize their eggs.
Late last year, a British hen named Gertie stopped laying eggs. She then started crowing like a rooster, and suddenly her entire appearance seemed to morph into a male. So just what is going on here?
It turns out that chickens aren't just a delicious and comical nugget source. They're also one of the best Steadicams around—assuming you can keep it focused. Here's how one precocious poultry stacks up against a real human man.