As I watched, it occurred to me that chickens are disrespected. Here are examples: hen party (gossiping women), scratching out a living (earning enough to just get by), chicken feed (meager amount of money), chicken-hearted (cowardly), hen-pecked, and madder than an old wet hen.
Yet Jesus used the image of a hen as the ultimate protector. From Matthew 23:37: How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. I’m reminded that I do not see as God sees. When I judge and dismiss based on appearance, I’ve lost a wonderful opportunity for personal enrichment and a deeper understanding of life.