Poultry report: At the crossroads

History has it that French King Henry IV, who was famous for showing great care for the welfare of his subjects, once proclaimed: I want there to be no peasant in my realm so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday. Ex-US president Herbert Hoover went on to paraphrase the benevolent monarch for his 1928 election campaign, with advertisements promising a chicken in every pot if the Republicans won power.

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