Since getting my chickens, I have become very aware of some of our english (american) idioms that are rooted in chickens. The other day, one of my neighbor's chickens was out and foraging in my front yard. I stepped outside, we eyed each other, then I walked towards her, and she "hightailed it outa there". I also don't think that I would mind "getting my feathers ruffled", since when my girls squat at my feet, and I give them a back rub, their feathers get Very ruffled. What phrases that we use have you noticed must have their roots in chicken flocking???